Tag Archives: Reading schemes

Engaging, relevant and ‘grown-up’ ‘high/low’ reading books, giving older children a second shot at mastering reading

Good as many phonics reading schemes are (Jolly Phonics; Oxford Reading Tree; Read, Write, Inc), they are clearly not suitable for older learners.   Pictures and text about Floppy and Kipper will just not cut it with older readers.  Instead, what’s required are … Continue reading

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Reading books and ideas for when boys and girls (but especially boys) fall behind in their reading

It is well documented* that there is a “reading gender gap” between boys and girls and that it is growing.  Schools are attempting to address reading issues by using synthetic phonics to teach the mechanics of reading from Reception onwards.  And … Continue reading

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Children’s books for new and developing readers – engaging books to move onto after Oxford Reading Tree

          A majority of primary schools in the UK now use the Oxford Reading Scheme to support the teaching of reading to their children.   The scheme has synthetic phonics at its heart which is the preferred method for teaching … Continue reading

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