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Reading Targets

Word Reading

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.