Budding reader

The budding reader is probably assessed as level 2 and is in the process of learning the basic skills needed for reading, including a range of strategies for reading unfamiliar words.

For a more detailed description of pupils working at level 2 in reading, see the budding reader progression map.

Setting targets for the budding reader

Identify target level and assessment focus areas and select the most appropriate targets based on your knowledge of the pupil’s work or by using the pupil’s APP guideline sheet.

If pupils are at low level 2, they will still need level 2 targets in some areas.

If pupils are at secure or high level 2, they will still need targets working towards level 3.