Reading Progressions


Group 1
Magenta
Red


Learning Intentions
Learning Intentions
I get my mouth ready for the first sound
I am learning to sound out words


I know it has to sound right when I read
I am starting to notice if I say the wrong word and
I know to reread the sentence


Concepts about print
I know where to start reading and read
from top to bottom
Concepts about print
I know the difference between a word,
a letter and a sentence
Concepts about print
I know how to hold a book correctly
and turn the pages
Concepts about print
I match some lower case letters to their capital letter

Concepts about print
I find speech marks and question marks

I take a breath at a full stop
I point to each word as I read it
I am beginning to use my eyes when I read so my
reading sounds like talking
I know some high frequency
(common) words
I know 20-30 high frequency (common) words
I am beginning to recognise some
initial sounds
I know all my letter sounds and names








I know it has to make sense when I read
I am starting to notice if my reading doesn't make
sense so I reread


Using the pictures I predict
(guess) what the story might be about
I predict (guess) what the story might be about
I make connections between the story
and the pictures
I retell the story in my own words
I am beginning to make connections between my life
experiences and some of the stories



Group 2
Yellow
Blue




Learning Intentions
Learning Intentions

I am learning to work out words using chunks,
blends, digraphs and word families
I work out words by chunking the sounds I hear or
blending the phonemes (eg by saying m/a/n is man)
and segmenting phonemes (eg by saying seat is s/ea/t)





I notice if I say the wrong word and I know to
reread the sentence
I know when I have made a mistake when I read
and I usually fix it by:
-rereading/rerunning
-reading on
-thinking about what makes sense




Concepts about print
I talk about books using words such as title, author,
illustrator and contents page

Concepts about print
I match all lower case letters to their capital letter


Concepts about print
I recognise and name punctuation marks eg full stop,
question & exclamation marks, speech marks


I change my voice to match the punctuation I see
I always read familiar texts with fluency and expression
I always use my eyes when I read so it sounds
like talking
I know 50-60 high frequency (common) words
I know all the WBS word ring words

I know blends, digraphs, endings and chunks
eg s-ore, look-ing






I try more than one way to solve a challenging word


I find books I want to read by myself




I notice if my reading doesn't make
sense and think about what would make sense and
sound right
I listen to myself as I read and check that it makes sense,
sounds right and looks like



I say what I think is happening and predict what may happen next by using clues in the text

I retell the story using the beginning, middle and end
I retell the story in sequence

I make connections between my life experiences and
what I read
I make connections to things I have read, seen and heard

I use prior knowledge (what I already know) to help me
make sense of what I read

I can share my ideas and opinions about the characters
I share my opinion and feelings about what I have read

*I can answer some questions about the stories I read
(*T note: student is able to answer literal and easy
inferential questions)
I find an answer in the text





I make comparisons such as comparing characters or
storylines, to develop my understanding


Group 3