Red level books have slightly longer texts but are still highly predictable. There is simple story development in fiction and non-fiction may include more than one type of print format. The sentences are repetitive, short and straightforward with a greater range of punctuation.
How to support your child reading Red level books
Your child is beginning to learn how to read. As they read, please help them to:
- Read the words carefully. Most of the words can be recognised or sounded out. Ask your child to sound out 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.