Everyone talks about closing gaps – language gaps, educational gaps, knowledge gaps, cultural gaps. However, research has shown for 50 years that only readers can outrun their background. And the earlier children get on the reading ladder, the more likely they are to become readers. With the right programme and teaching, all children can learn to […]Read more
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Students learning in the classroom In October 2022, Ofsted published a report on supporting struggling readers in secondary schools after visiting six schools where a higher-than-expected proportion of struggling readers got a grade 4 or above in GCSE English language. In its conclusion, Ofsted notes that: “School leaders understood the need to identify specific reading gaps and weaknesses, and […]Read more
Whether you’re new to Read Write Inc. Phonics or have taught it for years – there’s plenty of great advice and guidance in this blog for you.Read more
Fresh Start is a catch-up and intervention programme for 9- to 13-year-olds who are struggling to learn how to read.
Here are four reasons to try Fresh Start in your primary or secondary school.
If the DfE’s announcement that it won’t be publishing a full Letters and Sounds programme has got you thinking about your phonics provision, use our questions to help you make sure you’ve got the right phonics programme for your school.Read more
The DfE recently announced that they won’t be publishing a revised version of Letters and Sounds, but what does this mean for schools in England?Read more
Ideas and resources to celebrate World Storytelling Day in your classroom and to encourage parents to share stories at home.Read more
For those children who are in the early stages of learning to read, one of your top priorities is going to be ensuring they keep up momentum while they’re learning at home. But for many parents, especially if they learnt to read differently when they were at school themselves, phonics is completely new – and […]Read more
Discover what’s available to you now, for free, to support remote learning for Read Write Inc. Phonics.Read more
Teaching the very earliest stages of reading using phonics in the last term of nursery will give children a head start in Reception. However, at this stage, it’s really important to keep phonics teaching simple. Read our top tips for teaching phonics at nursery.Read more