Reading is an an essential skill for children to be confident and successful learners in school and at home. This is why we place a large focus on helping children master this skill from an early age. There are many components involved in developing their reading skills and due to this, we employ a wide variety of strategies, methods and programs to reach all pupils.
One of the main strategies we use in KS1 and EYFS in Read Write Inc (to find out more about how we teach phonics, please visit the phonics section of the website https://www.woodsideprimaryacademy.com/page/?title=Phonics&pid=313).
We have created a bank of books that follow the RWI structure and progression. The reading progression being:
Each book contains speed sounds to share, GREEN words which are decodable and RED words which are sight words; all of which should be read before beginning the story.
Following this, most books also have a vocabulary check which gives you the opportunity to discuss any new or complex vocabulary before reading the book.
At the back of each book there are comprehension questions that aim to help your child build their comprehension skills by asking them to find the answer in the text they have just read.
There are 'Speed Read Words' on the back cover which help the children with their fluency by getting them to read words without 'sounding out.'
Furthermore, each book focuses on a key sound as well as recapping previous sounds which ensures a systematic approach.
Click on a book images below to access read write inc. phonics or follow the link to explore more books https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&series=Read+Write+Inc.
Red ditty books