Lime Band



Lime provides a variety of chapter books and non-fiction titles. Lime readers should be encouraged to experience different texts, writing styles and genres to develop their own reading tastes. This colour band also includes a variety of topics and issues to provoke discussion.


  • Notice the smaller details within the book 
  • Read silently most of the time
  • Re-read texts, unfamiliar language and complex sentences 
  • Use different voices for different characters in a story and performance pieces 
  • Tell the difference between the narrator’s voice and character dialogue 
  • Understand hidden messages within a text and understand how a character 
  • might be feeling 
  • Read for a longer period without losing concentration 
  • Use glossary and indexes to locate information quickly 
  • Read a variety of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays

How to support your child:

Although your child is now taking off as a reader, it is still important that you read with them and talk to them about their reading. This reassures them that their reading is still important to you, as well as giving you an opportunity to share an enjoyment of books. You can still help them by: 

  • Listening to them to read aloud some parts of the text which they particularly enjoy. This may include action or description.
  • Talk about how the writer made those parts so enjoyable. 
  • Talking about how characters develop or how they react to different people, places or events. 
  • Reading the book yourself so that you can talk together about the smaller details of the book.