DS is in yr 1 and started on Green books in Sept. He’s now been bringing home Grey books, that appear to be ORT turquoise. So far the school have followed ORT colour bands so I’m thrown by this.
Shouldn’t he move to Orange next? These Grey banded books are a little bit harder but he’s mostly fluent with the words. The length of book is hard, he struggled to stay engaged so we’ve read them across a few nights. Is this right? And what’s he missing out on in Orange? TIA
Thanks everyone. He’s yr 1. We have the project x books at home, which start at turquoise. When he looks at those, he doesn’t feel confident enough to start them. He’s really keen to read them as well.
My DD worked through the 'standard' book bands (as per this site), and then 'jumped' from Lime to Dark Blue. I queried it with the teacher, and it turns out the school do their own colour bands after Lime. It's likely your child's school is doing the same: I'd ask them.
Moving from green to grey is a huge jump. Moving from green to turquoise is fine if he's reading fluently and understanding what he's reading. I've found that children find the magic key and the songbirds books easier to read in turquoise band than the project x.