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29/06/2013 at 08:48
L is 4.5 and in nursery, starts reception in September. He's at the school he will be starting in sept. since after Xmas he has had a reading book, and he reads books from the ORT, he gets the book on a Friday and we read it all week and he reads it with the teacher on the next Friday (we comment on it in a communication book)He's been reading books about biff, chip and kipper. Last week he was on the pink level, iv just checked his bag and its red level but when I looked through the book it's a once upon a time story and its 12 pages long and there looks quite a lot involved in it. I can't seem to find the order of books, but I wondered if he'd been given the wrong book (although it has been written in the communication book), I will speak to the teacher on Monday but I am just a bit concerned at this level, he's only learning his phonics ATM and there's words like 'once' etc Just wondered where the levels were, Tia
29/06/2013 at 13:45
Pink and red are for ages 4-5. Has he had a go at reading it?
29/06/2013 at 15:00
thanks sshh, h is going to try him with it tonight, iv just found out though that its also about memorable words, adn word recognition not just phonics so i dont think there has been a mistake. il see how he gets on with it
29/06/2013 at 16:00
They have what they call their red words too, like you said ones like 'once' that don't make sense as far as phonics go but have to be memorised. I think how they are taught early years reading now is great, we literally can't catch P out with his spelling ( doesn't take after me). I find it mad how little they are and the understanding they have.
29/06/2013 at 16:46
Just be aware the school may have their own colour banding scheme and may not correspond to the above (I know A's school doesn't) I would look more at the stage that is on the back of them.
Phonics is only one way of learning to read. In A's school they also learn 'tricky words' (non phonological words) alongside their reading book. Even in some of the early reading books with ORT it is not essential to be able to read all of the words. Some need to be in there to allow for context.
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