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What is your child reading level at school?


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#1 LeyLia

Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:59 PM

My daughter at Kindy now, I'm bit confused what is the reading level at kindy suppose to be?
She been sent home with home reader with blue colour coded books? I just know, there are yellow, red,green and blue books. Anyone know, What is the level of each colour?

#2 mum850

Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:55 PM

THere are usually 30 levels I think. The colour coding is different between schools I imagine? You can just ask the teacher.
If you want to type in a passage or two from the book someone will have a guess for you I am sure.
I dont' know that there's  a 'supposed to be'  level. There;s a level that's a concern at the end of first year of school, in Vic if you are less than level 5 at the end of first year of school you have not met benchmark. In my children's prep classes there were kids who could read novels and kids who couldn't hold  a book up the right way.

#3 3_for_me

Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:12 AM

Alot of schools give them colour codings to avoid the kids getting too caught up in which number level they are at.  Ask the teacher what the colours correspond to.

By the end of kindy they should be around the level 5 mark.

#4 chunkysoup

Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:57 AM

There are 30 levels using the Reading Recovery system of leveling books.
By the end of Kindergarten in NSW students are expected to reach Level 8. By the end of Year 1 Level 17/18 and finish off the levels at the end of Year Two.
Students who are below this will be targeted for the Reading Recovery Program in Year 1.

#5 Julie3Girls

Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:21 PM

I'm in NSW and our school likes the kinders to be at level 8 by the end of the year.

No idea about the colour codes, our school has numbers on the books.
Do keep in mind that the level sent home is usually lower than their actual reading level, to help build confidence.
And try not to get too caught up in the numbers .. with some levels, there is little difference, sometimes kids will absolutely blitz through a few levels.

As long as you are reading regularly with her, and she seems to be improving, I wouldn't get too hung up on the numbers. Kids progress through the levels at varying rates, sometimes it will just click and they make a jump, others make slow and steady continual progress.

#6 adnama

Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:42 PM

We are NSW as well

DD's teacher told me the other day she was testing DD to see how well she could read and they got to level 10 (but didn't have time to go futher) she told me they are expected to be at level 6 by the end of kindergarten.

Just with the last few replies, this seems to vary school to school.
But i'm pretty chuffed that DD is doing well with her reading and comprehensive work, her teacher said she even had a brag to the head of kindergarten.

DD's home readers are numbered she's was bring home 4's but the last two weeks has been bringing home 5's and she's reading these with ease, I know next term kids that are up to it can start changing books mid week.

#7 LeyLia

Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:26 PM

Thanks for the reply everyone, i will ask the teacher on the next parent teacher meeting.

#8 ~J.E.S.S.I.C.A~

Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (chunkysoup @ 17/06/2011, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are 30 levels using the Reading Recovery system of leveling books.
By the end of Kindergarten in NSW students are expected to reach Level 8. By the end of Year 1 Level 17/18 and finish off the levels at the end of Year Two.
Students who are below this will be targeted for the Reading Recovery Program in Year 1.


In NSW students are expected to reach level 6 by the end of Kindergarten.



#9 UncleBuck

Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:08 AM

I would not worry about this.
My son started school in K in NSW this year.
He never went to preschool but liked books. He started on level 15 and has already finished level 30 before the end of the 3rd term of K.
Just as well they have a lovely library at his school.
Not sure about the others students in his K year. He is more interested in science and the mechanics of how things work than reading readers so we find more interesting books for him in the library.
If they go to a good school it all evens out in the end.




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