It is always best to start with the reading level that your child’s school determined is right for them. When you get started with Just Right Reading, we ask for their current reading level. You can easily find this by looking on the back of one of the colour band books they bring home from school. See below for an example.
Publishers display the colour band on the back and some also give a level.
If you don’t have access to any of the levelled readers from school, that is no problem! We will sensibly calculate the reading level to start them on based on their age and the time in the school year (as phonic is like a ladder of learning letters and sounds, we know which sounds they are likely to have covered already and which ones they will be learning next). We can then tweak the level after they get started so it is just right for them.