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Discussion in 'Primary' started by sjw2007, Jun 11, 2008.
Don't know if you still need it but maybe omeone else will. I found characteristics of lime, ruby, sapphire levels on a website for Pearson Australia.
might help you
I've got to ask - who searches for a 3 year old thread just to help out on book banding?
On two threads!!!!!
Maybe someone who is going crazy trying to sort out old resources because there's no money for new stuff? (Got the t-shirt. Ugh.)
Lime, ruby, sapphire ---------- why bother banding books at this point. The children can read well enough at this level to choose books with a bit of adult help that they will enjoy and that are not too difficult ........ they can read the first two or three pages to themselves to see if it is too hard or not.
What they need is inspiration to read more, and read more widely, and read to themselves so they can get the reading hours in without it having to involve an adult all the time, and speed up their reading.
If my child still had to choose from books banded at school by that level of reading I would shoot myself. Save yourself a chore!!
The books are levelled to develop higher order reading skills mystery
for example a Ruby level book
how writers use different
structures to create
coherence and impact
causes and points of
words, images and
sounds imaginatively for
the type of skills taught in secondary English Literacy lessons
they are "text books" and using them does not prevent children choosing to read other texts for pleasure. Unfortunately many parents want to race through reading schemes without realising they are teaching tool with a specific purpose. This idea is often encouraged by schools who label children "free readers" half way through reception in an attempt to please and impress parents.
I really should start looking at the dates before I reply, I hadn't even noticed that!
With such a huge range of books within one colour band, how does that work?
I pick the book not the child