Reading Targets

Pink Targets (KS1)
Red Targets (KS1)
Blue Targets (KS1)
Orange Targets (KS1)

I can make a simple prediction based on the pictures or text of a straightforward story.

I can answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions on one point of a picture book I have listened to, where answer is clear in the book.

I can identify and link two significant events in a story I have listened to or read.

I can demonstrate understanding of simple cause and effect in fiction and non-fiction texts I have read where the link between cause and effect is stated in the text and supported by a picture.

I can say something about who was in the story, what happened and where it took place.

I can say whether they liked or disliked a book, and give a simple reason.

Having mis-read a word in print, with support, I can recognise the sentence does not make sense and can correct it.

I can give a personal opinion about an event or character and give a simple justification in a discussion about a story.

I can suggest how a character might feeling.

I can identify a repeated sound, having heard a phrase with clear alliteration.

 I can select a favourite book and my favourite part and talk about why giving clear reasons.

I know some key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, and can identify key characteristics of these stories.

I can show understanding of many common words and phrases in a story that is read aloud to me, with prompting.

I can usually remember the main sequence of events in a story when questioned.

I can sometimes recall interesting and effective word choices in books I have listened to or read, when prompted.

I can discuss word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known and find a word in a sentence that has the same meaning as a given word or phrase.

I can suggest how an unfamiliar story read aloud to me might end.

I can predict what might happen next in a story

I can find a specific piece of information in answer to a literal question when looking at a double-page spread.

With prompts, I can answer questions about books I have listened to, drawing on what I already know.

Turquoise Targets (KS1)
Gold Targets (KS1)
White Targets (KS1)

I can make a sensible prediction and can justify the prediction on the basis of what has happened so far in the story.

I can use empathy to help understand characters and their motivation, with support.

I can show my understanding of simple cause and effect in fiction and non-fiction texts by explaining how items of information are related.

I  know what some common non-fiction features are called and what they do.

I can recognise interesting and explain vocabulary in a text I have listened to or read.

I can check that a text makes sense when I am reading it and correct myself if I read something incorrectly.

I can form a simple question I would like to ask a character about events from the story, with support.

I can find specific information on a page of non-fiction text, often using features such as key words, headings, captions, etc. appropriately, with support.

I can discuss the meaning of unfamiliar words and link their meanings to known vocabulary.

I can sometimes identify specific examples of literary language in texts I have listened to or read, e.g. alliteration, rhyme, similes, repetition, with support.

I can retell I can retell recently read stories, including main characters and most key events in the correct order and demonstrate an understanding of simple cause and effect.

I can discuss and explain my opinions about characters in stories and explain why I did/didn’t like them.

I can answer literal and simple inference questions based on a story.

I can explain and discuss my understanding of books, poems and other material I have listened to or read, sometimes giving a more detailed account of my opinions.

I can make a sensible prediction about what might happen next using what has happened so far in the story.

Lime A Targets (KS1)
Lime B Targets (KS1)
Brown A Targets (Yr 3)
Brown B Targets (Yr 3)

I can understand characters and explain why they do certain things.

I can choose an adjective to describe a character and justify this.

I can explain the main idea of a paragraph or page I have just read with some support.

I can draw inferences such as characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.

I can use key words, headings and captions to find information in a non-fiction text with some help.

I can explain and discuss my understanding of books, poems and other material I have listened to or read, sometimes giving a more detailed account of my opinions.

 I can predict what will happen from what I have read/heard in a text, sometimes drawing on knowledge of similar texts.

I can answer literal or deductive questions from a range of different kinds of books and texts, using clues and information from different parts of the text where these are clearly signposted.

I can discuss why some events in a story are important and make simple links between items of information.

I can discuss and clarify the meanings of words and link new meanings to known vocabulary.

 I can distinguish between simple statements of fact and opinion where opinions are clearly signposted with ‘I think’.

I can describe a character using a variety of synonyms and give some reasons for my choices.

I can make a sensible prediction of what might happen and, when prompted, explain the prediction using what has happened so far in the story.

I can recognise simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry.

I know that information can be found in non-fiction features such as diagrams, photos, captions, labels and charts, as well as in main text, and often use these features with minimal prompting to find answers to questions.

I can give an opinion on a moral dilemma presented in a story and give a simple reason for this.

I can retell some familiar stories such as fairy stories and traditional tales, talking about the important events in them.

I can ask and answer questions about books I have listened to or read, drawing on what I already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by               the teacher.

I can identify an interesting word or phrase in a passage, give synonyms and express preferences for particular words, with some prompting.

I can point out interesting vocabulary on a page and can explain in simple terms the effect the word has the reader.

Grey A Targets (Yr 4)
Grey B Targets (Yr 4)
Blue A Targets (Yr 5)
Blue B Targets (Yr 5)

I can identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph with some support.

I can discuss a book with others and ask questions to improve my understanding of the text.

I can retell stories and relay main points of sequentially ordered non-fiction texts in correct sequence with different degrees of detail, depending on purpose.

I can select and sort information from a range of sources and, with minimal support, record this information.

I can use a range of different non-fiction text features to help retrieve information from a text, and with support choose a simple way to record the information I have discovered.

I can retrieve and record information from fiction and non-fiction texts.

I can draw inferences such as characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and with support, can justify inferences, including some that are less clearly suggested by the text.

I can identify the character from whose point of view the story is told, and can infer that character’s feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, often justifying inferences with evidence.

I can retell stories with support, sometimes with different degrees of detail, depending on purpose.

I can predict what might happen from what is stated and implied in a text.

I can answer questions about similarities and differences between two chapters of a book.

I can give my impressions of a setting, choosing interesting vocabulary, and backing up with evidence from the text.

I can automatically track meaning of a text during reading, self-correcting as part of the reading process. With occasional support, I can make a good estimate of meaning of an unfamiliar word in context.

I can choose suitable words to describe characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from studying their actions, and can justify my inferences with evidence.

I can give my impressions of a character and provide reasoned justifications (evidence) for views

I can participate in discussion about an author’s choice of language and show understanding of how some language choices affect the reader’s understanding.

I can use appropriate actions and gestures to convey the meaning of a poem or play script when reading it aloud.

I can discuss words and phrases from a book I have read and explain how they capture the reader’s interest and                imagination.

I can discuss how authors use language, including similes, considering the impact on the reader, with some support.

I can predict what might happen next in a story, sometimes using complex clues drawing on more than one aspect of the plot or of character.

Red A Targets (Yr 6)
Red B Targets (Yr 6)
Red Plus Targets

I can track and retell sequence of events in a longer and more complex novel or sequentially organised non-fiction text.

I can infer characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justify inferences with evidence.

I can read between the lines and explain different possible interpretations of an event in a fiction or non-fiction text.

I can draw inferences such as characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and with minimal support can justify inferences which may sometimes be based on implied details.

I can predict what might happen next in a range of texts, including those which are less predictably structured, based on stated and implied details from the text and their wider reading.

I can participate in discussion about views expressed in two texts on a similar topic or by same author, taking into account differences in purpose and audience.

I can predict what might happen from details based on character and/or setting, identifying the evidence in the text.

I can distinguish between statements of fact and opinion in fiction and non-fiction and explain the difference.

I can read between the lines and explain different possible interpretations of an event in a fiction or non-fiction text.

I can discuss and, with support, evaluate how authors use some common types of literary or subject-specific language, considering the impact on the reader.

I can take part in discussion to explore words with different or similar meanings, based on their reading.

I can select appropriate evidence and ideas from more than one source and use it to deliver a well-reasoned and balanced presentation based on what I have read.

I can identify and discuss themes and conventions in and across two related books I have read.

I can discuss and evaluate how authors use figurative language, considering the impact on the

reader.

I can use breadth of reading to discuss my opinions of authors and themes and, with support, I can justify why I like these.