Gold level books include more sophisticated and challenging vocabulary, including word play and the introduction of figurative language. Some Gold books have longer chapters for more sustained reading.
Children reading at this level are confident independent readers who can tackle increasingly complex language, story structures and text layout. Books include motivating texts with just the right level of challenge to encourage children to maintain their progress.
How to support your child reading Gold level books
Your child is now reading longer books with fewer illustrations, so they continue to need your help to ensure they are getting the full meaning and enjoyment from the text. They may prefer to read one chapter or section at a time, rather than reading the whole book in one session. You can support them by:
Asking them to read some pages of the book aloud to you so that you can enjoy hearing them reading with expression and pace.
Asking them to find parts of the text which describe a character or place and talking about the words used in the description.
Asking for regular updates as to what is happening in the book, so that you know how the different chapters or sections link.
Talking about how much they enjoy a book, or a type of book. Encourage them to look for more books of the type they enjoy.