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A Can recognise own name

A Can locate and recall the title

B Can hold book correctly

C Can recognise front and back cover

B Have secure control of one-to-one meaning

D Can understand that reading is made from

C Use known words to check and confirm reading

E Can understand that print conveys meaning

D Start to read more rhythmically or use phrasing

Can differentiate between text and


while maintaining track of print

G Can name some letters (capitals and lower

E Repeat words, phrases or sentences to check,

H Can talk about stories and use pictures to

confirm or modify own reading


Can locate the title

Can open the front cover

Predict from meaning, syntax and print to solve

new words

K Can turn pages appropriately


Understand that left page comes before right

G Can recognise familiar words in simple text

M Understand that we read print left to right

N Match spoken word to printed word

H Can recognise print structure of a word,

O Locate familiar words and use them to check

individual letters and the space between words

own reading

Use the meaning of the text

Q Use language patterns (syntax)

R Predict the story line and some
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Can say how they feel about stories and


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A Can follow print with eyes, only finger-pointing

A Can move through text attending to meaning,

at points of difficulty

print and sentence structure flexibly

B Can take note of punctuation to support the

B Can self-correct more rapidly on the run

use of grammar and oral language rhythms

C Can re-read to enhance phrasing and clarify
C Can cross-check all sources of information

precise meaning

more quickly while reading

D Can solve new words using print information
D Can note familiar words and letter clusters

along with attention to meaning

and use these to get to unknown words,

E Can use analogy with known vocabulary to

e.g. look took

solve new words

E Can search for information in print to predict,

confirm or attempt new words while reading

Notice relationships between one text and

G Can discuss content of the text in a manner


Can manage a greater variety of text genre

which indicates precise understanding

G Can predict in more detail

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A Can read aloud with support

A Can get started without relying on illustrations

B Can make simple deductions with help and

B Can read longer phrases and more complex

prompts from the teacher


C Can read fluently with attention to punctuation

C Can attend to a range of punctuation

D Can solve new words using print detail while

D Can cross-check information from meaning,

attending to meaning and syntax

syntax and print on the run

E Can track visually additional lines of print

E Can search for and use familiar syllables

without difficulty

within words to read longer words

Can manage effectively a growing variety of

Can infer meaning from the text

G Can discuss and interpret character and plot
more fully

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A Can extract meaning from the text while

A Can look through a variety of texts with

reading with less dependence on illustrations

growing independence to predict content, layout

and story development

B Can approach different genres with increasing

B Can read silently or quietly at a more rapid

pace, taking note of punctuation and using it


to keep track of longer sentences

C Can use punctuation and text layout to read

C Can solve most unfamiliar words on the run

with a greater range of expression

D Can adapt to fiction, non-fiction or poetic
language with growing flexibility
D Can sustain reading through longer sentence
E Can take more conscious account of literacy

structures and paragraphs

effects used by writers

E Can tackle a higher ratio of more complex

Can begin to make more conscious use of

reading to extend speaking and writing


vocabulary and syntax

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A Can look through a variety of texts with

A Can read aloud confidently, using expression

growing independence to predict content,

and intonation
B Can comment on the ways in which the book is

layout and story development

written or presented
B Can read silently or quietly at a more rapid

C Can suggest extensions or alternatives to plot

pace, taking note of punctuation and using it

D Can identify and discuss main characters

to keep track of longer sentences

E Can use knowledge of the alphabet to locate

information in dictionaries, indexes etc

C Can solve most unfamiliar words on the run

Can suggest extensions or alternative to plot

G Can read silently most of the time

D Can aapt to fiction, non-fiction or poetic

H Can sustain interest in longer text, returning

language with growing flexibility

to it easily after a break


E Can take more conscious account of literacy

as a model

effects used by writers

Can use text more fully as a reference and

Can search for and find information in texts
more flexibly

Can begin to make more conscious use of

K Can notice the spelling of unfamiliar words

reading to extend speaking and writing

and relate to known word


vocabulary and syntax

Can show increased awareness of vocabulary

and precise meaning

M Express reasoned opinions about what is read

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N Offer and discuss interpretations of


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A Can read independently, using strategies

A Can read a range of appropriate texts fluently

appropriately to establish meaning

and accurately

B Can show understanding of main points

B Can justify prediction by referring to the story

C Can express reading preferences

C Can begin to find meanings beyond the literal

D Can extract information from non-fiction

D Can respond to the tension in a story

E Can make sensible predictions

E Can read ahead to determine direction in


Can use appropriate voices for characters


G Can adopt a story-telling voice

Can pause appropriately in response to

punctuation and/or meaning

H Can recognise the main differences between

fiction and non-fiction texts

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A Shows understanding of significant ideas,


themes, events and characters

Can refer to the text to support predictions

and opinions

B Can identify key points when reading an

beyond the literal


appropriate text

Can show by their answers that they have read

Can tackle unfamiliar and challenging texts
with confidence

C Can use evidence from the text to justify


Can identify expressive, figurative and

descriptive language used to create effects in
poetry and prose

D Can locate and use information

Can use skimming, scanning and note-making

to identify the gist or key points in a text

E Can show with help that they have used

inference and deduction

Can recognise the ways writers present issues

and points of view in fiction or non-fiction

G Can identify how language is used and


Can find relevant words in a text without

structured in a range of texts

H Can recognise complex sentences


G Can show awareness of the listener through
use of pauses, emphasis and pace to entertain

conventions of a range of texts


and maintain interest

sentences is shaped by punctuation,

word order or connectives
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Can locate relevant information and use

finding coherently

H Can understand how the meaning of

Can recognise and identify the language


Can identify fact and opinion in

a text

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A Can use voice and language to engage the



Can use inference and deduction with


B Can select relevant information from a

range of appropriate texts

Can describe and evaluate authors use of

techniques, e.g. narrative structure, themes or
figurative language, justifying interpretations

C Can identify key features, themes and

by reference to the text

characters across a range of appropriate texts

D Can select sentences, phrases and relevant

Can retrieve and collate information from a

range of sources

information to justify opinions


Can communicate a sense of the hidden irony

Reads and comprehends text that is abstract

E Can clearly understand the story


Can draw on detail to give persuasive

and removed form personal experience

answer to questions

Makes critical comparisons between texts

G Can explain implied meanings making

G Can recognise and discuss the elements and

reference to text

purposes of different text structures,

H Can use note-making effectively to summarise
the main points in a text

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e.g. reports, procedures, narratives etc.


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