- Choose books that they are interested in from the library
- Start to choose different books to read
- Talk about a story in their own words
- Don’t always need pictures to help them understand a story
- Notice and correct some of their mistakes
- Answer questions about the story to show a level of understanding
- Read words such as ‘some’, ‘little’, ‘when’, and ‘out’
How to support your child:
Your child is now developing into a more confident reader. As they read, you can help by encouraging them to:
Sound out quickly under their breath or inside their head, if they need to sound out words. -
- Recognise and correct their own mistakes.
- Look at the punctuation marks. You may want to model how to read a page of writing, paying attention to punctuation, such as full-stops and question marks
- Tell you about what the characters in the story are doing and why they are acting in that way.