You will be able to copy single familiar words correctly. You label
items and select appropriate words to complete short phrases or
You will be able to copy familiar short phrases correctly. You write or
word process items [for example, simple signs and instructions] and set
phrases used regularly in class. When you write familiar words from
memory your spelling may be approximate.
You will be able to write short sentences on familiar topics, using
textbooks, wall charts and your own written work. You express personal
responses such as likes, dislikes and feelings. You write short phrases
from memory and your spelling is readily understandable.
You will be able to show that you understand single words presented in
clear script in a familiar context. You may need visual cues.
You will be able to show that you understand short phrases presented in
a familiar context. You match sound to print by reading aloud single
familiar words and phrases. You use books or glossaries to find out the
meanings of new words.
You will be able to show that you understand short texts and dialogues,
made up of familiar language, printed in books or word processed. You
identify and note main points and personal responses such as likes,
dislikes and feelings. You are beginning to read independently,
selecting simple texts and using a bilingual dictionary or glossary to
look up new words.
You will be able to
respond briefly, with single words or short
phrases, to what you see and hear. Your
pronunciation may be approximate, and you may need considerable support
from a spoken model and from visual cues.
You will be able to give short, simple responses to what you see and
hear. You name and describe people, places and objects. You use set
phrases such as asking for help and permission. Your pronunciation may
still be approximate and the delivery hesitant, but your meaning is
You will be able to take part in brief prepared tasks of at least two or
three exchanges, using visual or other cues to help them initiate and
respond. You use short phrases to express personal responses such as
likes, dislikes and feelings. Although you use mainly memorised
language, you occasionally substitute items of vocabulary to vary
questions or statements.