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					Reading and Responding



  Level   Current level description                       Modified level description                      Language Ladder
          (as on NC online)                               (as on QCA website)                             (as in their literature)

   1      Pupils show that they understand single         Pupils recognise and read out a few familiar     I can recognise and read out out a few familiar
          words presented in clear script in a familiar   words and phrases presented in clear script in a
                                                                                                           words and phrases.
          context. They may need visual cues.             familiar context. They may need visual clues.
   2      Pupils show that they understand short          Pupils show that they understand familiar        I can understand and read out familiar written
          phrases presented in a familiar context. They   written phrases. They match sound to print by phrases.
          match sound to print by reading aloud single    reading aloud familiar words and phrases. They
          familiar words and phrases. They use books      use books or glossaries to find out the meanings
          or glossaries to find out the meanings of new   of new words.
          words.
   3      Pupils show that they understand short texts    Pupils show that they understand the main         I can understand the main points from a short
          and dialogues, made up of familiar language,    points and personal responses in short written written text in clear printed script.
          printed in books or word processed. They        texts in clear printed script made up of familiar
          identify and note main points and personal      language in simple sentences. They are
          responses [for example, likes, dislikes and     beginning to read independently, selecting
          feelings]. They are beginning to read           simple texts and using a bilingual dictionary or
          independently, selecting simple texts and       glossary to look up new words.
          using a bilingual dictionary or glossary to
          look up new words.
   B      On completing this stage you should be able to understand a basic range of everyday expressions relating to personal details and needs. You
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   E      should have some understand of a few simple grammatical structures and sentence patterns. You should be familiar with the writing system of
   A      the language. You should be aware of how to address people both formally and informally as appropriate.
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   4    Pupils show that they understand short stories       Pupils show that they understand the main points       I can understand the main points and some of the
        and factual texts, printed or clearly handwritten.   and some of the detail in short written texts from     detail from short written texts in familiar contexts.
        They identify and note main points and some          familiar contexts. When reading on their own, as
        details. When reading on their own, as well as       well as using a bilingual dictionary or glossary, they
        using a bilingual dictionary or glossary, they are   begin to use context to work out the meaning of
        beginning to use context to work out what            unfamiliar words.
        unfamiliar words mean.

   5    Pupils show that they understand a range of          Pupils show that they understand the main points      I can understand the main points and opinions in
        written material, including texts covering present   and opinions in written texts from various contexts, written texts from various contexts.
        and past or future events. They identify and note    including present, past or future events. Their
        main points and specific details, including          independent reading includes authentic materials.
        opinions. Their independent reading includes         They are generally confident in reading aloud, and in
        authentic materials [for example, information        using reference materials.
        leaflets, newspaper extracts, letters, databases].
        They are generally confident in reading aloud, and
        in using reference materials.

   6    Pupils show that they understand a variety of        Pupils show that they understand the difference          I can understand the difference between present, past
        texts that cover past, present and future events     between present, past and future events in a range of and future events in a range of texts.
        and include familiar language in unfamiliar          texts that include familiar language in less familiar
        contexts. They identify and note main points and     contexts. They identify and note the main points and
        specific details, including points of view. They     specific details. They scan written material for stories
        scan written material, for stories or articles of    or articles of interest and choose books or texts to
        interest, and choose books or texts to read on       read independently, at their own level. They are
        their own, at their own level. They are more         more confident in using context and their knowledge
        confident in using context and their knowledge of    of grammar to work out the meaning of unfamiliar
        grammar to work out the meaning of language          language.
        they do not know
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        On completing this stage you should be able to understand standard language relating to a range of predictable everyday matters. You should be able to read
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   E    clear handwritten text. You should be able to recognise the difference between past, present and future events and be familiar with simple forms of the verb
   L    tenses.
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   7    Pupils show that they understand a range of        Pupils show that they understand longer texts and      I can understand longer texts and recognise people’s
        material, imaginative and factual, that includes   recognise people’s points of view. These texts cover a points of viewe.
        some complex sentences and unfamiliar              range of imaginative and factual material that
        language. They use new vocabulary and              contains some complex sentences and unfamiliar
        structures found in their reading to respond in    language. Pupils use new vocabulary and structures
        speech or in writing. They use reference           found in their reading to respond in speech or
        materials when these are helpful.                  writing. They use reference materials when these are
                                                           helpful.

   8    Pupils show that they understand a wide variety    Pupils show that they understand texts including        I can understand texts including some unfamiliar
        of types of written material. When reading for     some unfamiliar material and recognise attitudes and material from which I can recognise attitudes and
        personal interest and for information, they        emotions. These texts cover a wide variety of types of emotions.
        consult a range of reference sources where         written material, including unfamiliar topics and
        appropriate. They cope readily with unfamiliar     more complex language. When reading for personal
        topics involving more complex language, and        interest and for information, pupils consult a range of
        recognise attitudes and emotions                   reference sources where appropriate.

  EP    Pupils show that they understand a wide range of   Pupils show that they understand a wide range of       I can understand a wide range of authentic texts I
        factual and imaginative texts, some of which       authentic texts in familiar contexts. These texts      familiar contexts.
        express different points of view, issues and       include factual and imaginative material, some of
        concerns, and which include official and formal    which express different points of view, issues and
        material. They summarise in detail, report, and    concerns, and which include official and formal texts.
        explain extracts, orally and in writing. They      Pupils summarise, report, and explain extracts, orally
        develop their independent reading by choosing      or in writing. They develop their independent reading
        stories, articles, books and plays according to    by choosing and responding to stories, articles, books
        their interests, and responding to them.           and plays, according to their interests.
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        On completing this stage you should now be comfortable with a range of tenses, and should be able to understand authentic texts on familiar matters. You
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   T    should be able to follow much of what you read on familiar matters or in predictable situations. You should be able to give an oral or written summary or
   E    translation of what you have read.
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