Supporting reading at home
As an ECaR (Every Child a Reader) school, we have bookbanded our books and children progress through the coloured book bands. You will notice that your childs book from school has a coloured tab on it. This indicates the colour they are reading. Children will have their reading level checked frequently by the teacher. When children are confident reading at one level they will be assessed (we call this benchmarking as it is a method of assessing if a child is ready to read the next level book).
To help parents with supporting their children at home we have, as an ECaR team, developed coloured book marks which provide strategies of how to help your child reading at the coloured book level they are at.