building: Students learn fluency in reading sentences with
polysyllabic words. Vocabulary from 7A – 4A is reinforced, with 181
additional words. Students copy words on their own (without tracing).
Vowels before ‘r’, vowel digraphs, diphthongs and long vowels are
building: Consolidation of understanding of sound parts within
words. Students learn the function of nouns, verbs and adjectives in
given sentences. Students develop spelling skills further, including
new 2A vocabulary. Students read passages of up to 50 words within one
learn the structure of simple sentences, as well as basic expressions
(conveying intention, attitude, or past, present or future time).
Students develop their skills in completing simple sentences. Students
read passages of 50 – 60 words within one minute. Students continue
to develop their skills in reading and spelling new vocabulary
introduced in Level AI (as they will do for all levels up to Level F).
and builds on AI skills using passages from published books. Students
learn to understand the contents of short
passages by using their knowledge of the structure of simple
sentences. Students read passages of up to 70 words within one minute
identify the subject and predicate
in simple sentences;
expand their knowledge of expressions using verbs which specify past
events; learn the functions and usage of adjectives and adverbs;
make sentences with modifiers; read passages of up to 75 words
within one minute. Sample
build on skills learnt in BI using passages from published books.
Students learn how to find the meaning of words using contextual
clues; analyse a passage through identification of, and comparing
or contrasting, ideas and information; and read passages of up
to 85 words within one minute.
reinforce skills in identifying parts of speech and write longer
sentences. Students expand their knowledge of expressions
conveying past, present or future events to include progressive and
perfect tenses; learn to use passive or active voice;
read passages of up to 95 words within one minute.
are enabled to understand the elements of statements using the ‘5Ws
and 1H’ question words: who, what, why, where, when and how.
Students improve their reading comprehension ability and consolidate
their understanding of ideas within a passage. Students read passages
of up to 110 words within one minute.
deepen their understanding of parts of speech within simple, compound
and complex sentences; reinforce their understanding of the
active and passive voice, and learn to identify and use direct and
indirect speech. Students further develop reading ability by
identifying main ideas of longer passages.
improve their reading ability through becoming familiar with how reasons,
results and explanations are presented within passages,
and understanding more of the logical flow and structure of passages.
reinforce their knowledge of sentence structure and read longer, more
complex sentences; paraphrase and condense short passages; follow pronoun
references and infer the meaning of key words and phrases in
the passages; read longer passages quickly and precisely.
locate specific ideas or key words within passages; identify central
points, themes or story elements within a passage; further
improve their reading ability through acquiring basic summarisation
reading and summarisation skills are enhanced through being enabled to
a) distinguish between facts and opinions in passages,
b) follow the organization and flow of passages more precisely
and c) understand descriptive language.
read various types of passages with greater precision, including
passages with persuasive and descriptive writing.
Reading comprehension ability is improved further through completing
précis or compact summaries. Sample
are introduced to critical reading exercises through writing comments
on aspects of passages and analysing literary characters. Using
the concept of subheadings, students learn how ideas are
organised in a passage.
deepen their understanding of the elements of literature, such as plot,
setting, atmosphere, irony and comedy to
improve their ability to read critically. Students write comments
about extracts from novels, textbooks, poetry and plays.
examine elements of figurative language: metaphors, similes and
symbolic writing, in order to complete a critical reading of detailed
passages. They develop the ability to express the meaning of phrases,
sentences and passages in their own words.