The Literacy Shed elves have been busy writing texts for www.literacyshedplus.com and these hopefully will be on the site in January for subscribers.
We thought it would be a nice Christmas present to give you a little preview to what is coming soon.
Each short text is accompanied by VIPERS reading comprehensions and the answers.
Each stage relates to year group expectations. Stage 1 = Year 1, Stage 2 = Year 2 etc. We have called them stages in case you have children working at a level which differs from their own year group. This way a Y4 child working below expectations does not have to complete Y2 work, for example.
How do we decide on the stages?
The texts are passed through a lexile analyser. Each text receives a lexile score and the stages are based on the following lexile levels.
Stage 1 = 200 - 300
Stage 2 = 300 - 575
Stage 3 = 575 - 725
Stage 4 = 725 - 750
Stage 5 = 750 - 920
Stage 6 = 920+