Turquoise level books include an increasing range of adjectives and more descriptive verbs to replace ‘said’. There is an increased proportion of space allocated to print rather than pictures.
Turquoise level books include words chosen for appropriateness and impact rather than decodability, with more extended descriptions. Paragraphs begin to develop and more unusual and challenging vocabulary is included.
How to support your child reading Turquoise level books
Your child is now beginning to read with more independence and their books are getting longer. You can help them by:
Encouraging them to read some pages silently, inside their heads.
Listening to some pages read aloud, encouraging the use of expression and paying attention to punctuation marks.
Talking about how events in the book relate to each other and helping your child to understand how the story builds up in a longer book.
Asking them to tell you about interesting things they found out and showing you where the information is in the book.