An essential element of accurate teacher assessment in Year 2 is knowing the reading habits of your children and ensuring they have an appropriate diet of challenging texts to allow for a greater depth of understanding and fluency.
Put down the reading scheme….it is vital that these pupils are given lots of access to high quality texts that lack predictability of structure and vocab and are not neatly slotted into any colour band!! I have collated a list of picture books that will, hopefully, be exciting and challenging…and can be used, if read independently, as part of the evidence needed to support teacher assessment judgments at greater depth.
The Princess’ Blankets
The Tear Thief
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Traction Man Meets Turbodog
Traction Man Is Here