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Level 3



New learning in Yellow level books includes a slightly increased number of words and a move away from familiar experiences. Non-fiction titles at this level build on children’s interests and encourage discussion around the high-quality photographs. Children reading at Yellow level will begin to take more note of punctuation and begin to read more meaningfully.


Yellow books require some inferencing skills from the reader, e.g. for humour, and have more variation in sentence structure, including sentences with more than one clause.


How to support your child reading Yellow level books
Your child is now beginning to read with more confidence. As they read aloud, you can help them by:
Giving them time to sound out words they don’t know. If they still struggle, encourage them to try sounding out the whole word first, rather than guessing from the picture or from the first letter.

Giving them time to recognise and correct their own mistakes.


Asking them to talk about what’s happening in the book, encouraging them to make links to events on previous pages.