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Read Write Inc Phonics

Read Write Inc. provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching reading. It is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.


The Read Write Inc. programme meets the high expectations of the National Curriculum and uses effective assessment to accelerate every child's progress.


Every day children enjoy a 1 hour reading lesson and are grouped according to the number of sounds that they can recall rapidly and according to their reading fluency. Books are matched closely to the sounds your child is learning in school. Every child is listened to read each day.


Children reading, Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange books will bring a new reading book home approximately every three days. Children on Yellow, Blue and Grey books will bring home a new reading book approximately every 5 days.


Children will always have two reading books in their book bag. They should practise reading both books regularly. Children should also be encouraged to recall al the sounds and words listed at the front of the book and the speedy words at the end of the book.


Children MUST not write in books.


To complete the Read Write Inc programme children must be able to read accurately and fluently, reading approximately 90 words per minute.


If you have any questions about Read Write Inc. please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Duffy.