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BLUE LEVEL

 

Blue level books have a greater variation in sentence patterns and content with some variation in sentence beginnings. They may use ellipses and other punctuation. The story lines are more complex, including more than one event, and the stories are less dependent on picture cues. There may be more lines of text on page, sometimes up to 6 or 8 lines. Non-fiction texts include some abstract terms and impersonal sentence structures.

 

How to support your child reading Blue level books

 

Your child is now developing into a more confident reader. Encourage them to select from books at the library or bookshop as well as those from school. As they read, you can help by encouraging them to:

  • Sound out quickly – and silently – inside their heads, if they need to sound out words.
  • Look at the punctuation marks. You may want to model how to read a page of writing, paying attention to punctuation, such as full-stops and question marks.
  • Tell you about what the characters in the story are doing and why they are acting in that way.
  • Show you how they can find particular things that interest them in non-fiction books.