The Turquoise Level The Turquoise Level
The Turquoise Level
At this level, students have a reading percentile between 26 and 75, so their attainment and skills can vary greatly, depending on where they fall within this ‘normal’ distribution. Therefore, when working through Lexplore Intensive Average Level, we recommend that students with percentiles below 40, begin with the High Frequency and Tricky Words from Lexplore Intensive Below average Level. Those with percentiles above 41 can practice their decoding skills with the words containing the new graphemes and the alternative vowel phonemes, alternative spellings and pronunciations, in this section, but may do so more rapidly. They can then move onto the High Frequency and Tricky Words section. Students will also work through spelling previously encountered words, at the end of this level.
Lexplore Intensive PDFs
More challenge, together with explorations of the morphology of words and developing reading skills, will be explored in the Lexplore Intensive Above average Level, which the student can progress to when they are ready for a new challenge beyond Lexplore Intensive Average Level.
The ability of students directed to the Lexplore Intensive Turquoise Level, may vary somewhat. As such, this programme is more flexible to meet the needs of each individual student. Lexplore Intensive Turquoise looks at new graphemes, before encountering alternative vowel phonemes, spellings and pronunciations. These are within words and at this level, include both real and nonsense words within the same group of words. To minimise confusion (whilst still ensuring accurate decoding), these are demarcated, using the Turquoise Level Triangle. On completion of these, students will work through polysyllabic words and compound words, before encountering the Lexplore Intensive Turquoise High Frequency Words. These, more commonly seen high frequency words cannot all be easily decoded and must be learnt by sight. At this stage, spelling is also included, though once again, there is flexibility in starting points for this, according to the ability of the student
Digital Student Material
New Graphemes – Here
Alternative Vowel Phonemes, Spellings – Here
Alternative Vowel Phonemes, Pronunciations – Here
Polysyllabic and Compound Words – Here
High Frequency and Tricky Words – Here