Pink level is the very first level of reading books which has words. The books have short, simple, highly predictable text involving familiar objects and actions. The sentence structures include high frequency words and the illustrations provide full support for the text. The print size is reasonably large with clear spaces between words.
How to support your child reading Pink level books
Your child is beginning to learn to read. As they read, please help them to:
- Read the words carefully. Ask your child to ‘Fred Talk’ and blend only the words they can’t read yet, not every word. Eventually almost all words will become part of your child’s ‘sight memory’, and they won’t have to sound out at all.
- On second and third readings of the book, encourage them to read with more pace and with less focus on sounding out the letters in each word.
- Make a story out of a whole book, rather than focusing just on what is happening on each page.
- Tell you about something that happened in the book, or about something they found out in the book.