I can match all 40+ graphemes to their phonemes.
I can blend sounds in unfamiliar words.
I can divide words into syllables.
I can read compound words.
I can read words with contractions and understand that the apostrophe represents the missing letters.
I can read phonetically decodable words.
I can read words that end with ‘s, -ing, -ed, -est
I can read words which start with un-.
I can add –ing, -ed and –er to verbs. (Where no change is needed to the root word)
I can read words of more than one syllable that contain taught GPCs.
I can say what I like and do not like about a text.
I can link what I have heard or read to my own experiences.
I can retell key stories orally using narrative language.
I can talk about the main characters within a well known story.
I can learn some poems and rhymes by heart.
I can use what I already know to understand texts.
I can check that my reading makes sense and go back to correct myself when it doesn’t.
I can draw inferences from the text and/or the illustrations. (Beginning)
I can make predictions about the events in the text.
I can explain what I think a text is about.