Reading Targets 1 Reasons for reading I have favourite books, songs and rhymes that I like to hear and read again and again. I can choose a book that I think I will like, and say why I think I’ll like it. I can keep reading to the end of a story. Which high frequency words do I know? a can has make out they about can’t have man over this after come he many people to again could her me play up all dad here more push us am day him mum put very an did his my saw want and do home name said was are don’t house new see we as door how next she went at down if night should were away first in no some what be for is not take when because from it now than where been get last of that who big girl like off the will boy go little old their with but going live(d) on them would by good look once then yes call(ed) got love one there you came had made our these your Reading Targets 1 Name: 8. Purple 7. Turquoise 6. Orange 5. Green 4. Blue 2. Red 1. Pink Book Band Level 3. Yellow Class / Year: Date Learning about texts I know where to start reading on a page, and can follow the words from left to right along each line and down the page. I can point to each word as I say it when I’m reading. I understand each of these words, and can use them to talk about books: cover, title, author, page, line, word, letter, beginning, end. I can say if a book is fiction or non-fiction. I can talk about why some words stand out by being bigger, in CAPITALS or in bold. I can talk about rhymes and other patterns in stories and poems. Reading Targets 1 Word Reading: Phonic Knowledge I know all the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. I know when two letters stand for one consonant sound, like th in this, sh in shut, and ch in chip. I know when two letters stand for one vowel sound, like ai in wait, ay in say, and a_e in late. I look at letters and use their sounds to help me read new words. I can blend the sounds of letters to read 3 letter words like pat and tin. I can blend the sounds of letters to read 5 letter words like plant and stink. Word Reading: Sight words, inc. High frequency words (see list on back cover) I can read at least 40 common words as soon as I see them. I can read at least 80 common words as soon as I see them. I can read at least 120 common words as soon as I see them. If I get stuck on a word, I can say a word that makes sense, using pictures and what I’ve already read to help me. I know when I’ve said a word that doesn’t make sense, and go back and have another go at it. Word Reading: Phonic Skills Word Reading: Other strategies Reading Targets 1 Reading with expression Understanding, remembering and finding information Predicting, comparing and making connections With books I know well, when I read aloud I make it sound like I’m telling a story and not just saying one word at a time. When I’m reading, I pause at the end of each sentence. I notice when speech starts and ends in stories. I can act out or tell stories that I know really well. I can say what happened at the beginning, the middle and the end of a story or recount. When I’ve read a book, I can say what it’s about and find information in it to answer a question. I can say what I think will come next in a story or rhyme with a repeating pattern. I can look at a book’s front and back covers, and say what I think it will be about. I can say what I think will come next in a book, based on what I’ve read so far and on other books like it that I know. I can say when a book reminds me of something I know – things that have happened, people or places. I can say when a story is like other stories I know.