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The Light Blue Level
At this level, students have shown that they are able to decode many words, including polysyllabic and compound words. They generally have stronger sight-reading skills and have shown that they are able to quickly read familiar words as images, as opposed to decoding the sounds within them, as with the High Frequency and Tricky words they come across on a daily basis. There is a shift at this level, from learning to read, to reading to learn and reading for information and pleasure.
Lexplore Intensive PDFs
Throughout the Lexplore Intensive Above average Level, students will work through exercises to strengthen their decoding skills with additional compound words, contractions (some of which they will already have worked with on previous levels), homophones, tenses and then a range of affixes (suffixes then prefixes). Whilst these contain the phonemes that the students will have already experienced in Lexplore Intensive Average Level and before, these may be more complex than in previous levels. Students will read the next level of High Frequency and Tricky words, before having the opportunity to develop their skills in spelling. Once they are able to complete these exercises with fluency and confidence, they can move on to the Lexplore Intensive High Level, where they will further develop their reading ability and skills, working with some of Lexplore’s most challenging content.
At this level, students should be able to work through Lexplore Intensive Above average Level activities with a peer on the same Lexplore reading level. Instructors should supervise students during their work, in case they need support, although they should be able to offer each other help if one encounters a challenging word they cannot decode using the skills they have been practicing. If at any point a student begins to struggle with the content of this level, instructors can offer them the Lexplore Intensive Average Level activities, to help to practice their foundational skills and build their confidence handling more complex letter sounds, alternatives and combinations.
Digital Student Material
Compound Words – Here
Contractions – Here
Homophones – Here
Tenses – Here
Affixes: Suffixes and Prefixes – Here
High Frequency and Tricky Words – Here