In White level books there is a widening range of genre and writing style. Some books have longer chapters for more sustained reading. The stories included at White level encourage children to empathise with the characters and consider why they behave as they do, and how they change during the course of the story. Information or action may be implied rather than spelled out whilst more than one point of view may be expressed within the text. Clauses in longer sentences are separated by commas to encourage developing intonation. Non-fiction books are divided into sections that require more sustained reading and there is increased challenge in the layout of the information.
How to support your child reading White level books
Your child is now reading longer books with fewer illustrations, so they continue to need your help to ensure they are getting the full meaning and enjoyment from the text. They may prefer to read one chapter or section at a time, rather than reading the whole book in one session. You can support them by: