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PM Reading Program

About the PM Reading program

The PM Reading program has been operating at Larrakeyah Primary School for many years. This Reading Program begins in Transition and once the students reach Level 30 (in most cases by the time they reach Year 3) they move into the Literacy Pro Reading program. The PM Reading program is split into 30 levels. Teachers use these levels to inform their Guided Reading groups around instructional levels of reading. An instructional reading level is the level at which a child needs the support from a teacher. This is the level where students are introduced to new vocabulary.

Independent reading level

Students also have readers that are levelled according to the PM scale to take home on a regular basis. The readers students bring home are aimed at their independent reading level. An independent reading level is the level at which a child can read a text on his/her own with ease.

Benchmark reading assessment resources

To complement the reading program we have the PM Benchmark Reading Assessment Resources which have been designed to explicitly assess students’ instructional and independent reading levels using unseen, meaningful texts. This assessment provides a baseline for all readers within our school to be appropriately levelled. Consistent testing is required when using any structured system. At Larrakeyah Primary School we have developed clear procedures and systems to allow this to take place on a regular basis. Students are tested each term. 

Each childhood progress

Early childhood students’ progress through the reading levels when completing Transition to Year 2. When students move from Early Childhood into Middle/Upper Primary, they will continue in the PM program until they successfully reach Level 30.

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