Captions for reading practice

These captions provide a bridge between the reading of single words and the reading of books. You can use them to help children practise their decoding skills and build their reading confidence.

Starter captions

Starter captions use the words from word sets one to four:

  • pat a dog
  • dad and nan
  • a cat in a hat
  • a nap in a cot
  • a sad man
  • a kid in a cap
  • a pin on a map
  • a tin can
  • pots and pans
  • cats and dogs.

Captions

Captions use the words ‘to’ and ‘the’, as well as words from word sets one to four:

  • a red rug
  • rats on a sack
  • get to the top
  • a pup in the mud
  • socks on a mat
  • run to the den
  • a cap on a peg
  • mugs and cups
  • a run in the sun
  • an egg in an egg cup.

Captions, instructions and signs

Captions, instructions and signs use the words ‘to’, ‘the’, ‘no’ and ‘go’, as well as words from word sets one to five:

  • a hug and a kiss
  • a cat on a bed
  • on top of the rock
  • to the top of the hill
  • a bag of nuts
  • get off the bus
  • to huff and puff
  • no lid on the pan
  • go to the log hut
  • pack a pen in a bag
  • a hot hob
  • a doll in a cot
  • sit back to back
  • a cat and a big fat rat
  • a duck and a hen.