The KS2/3 Reading Fluency Project is designed to swiftly improve reading fluency and comprehension of those pupils who have entered Year 5, Year 6 or Year 7 working below the expected standard in reading. The project strategies have been trialled extensively, and have had a powerful effect on reading ability for the vast majority of pupils, in turn supporting them to develop more positive views about reading.
Over the eight-week period, target pupils receive two 20 minutes teacher-led sessions each week. Using the key strategies of modelled expert reading and echo reading, alongside challenging text selection, pupils have been shown to make dramatic progress across an eight-week intervention period. Pupils made on average 31.5 months progress during the intervention period and have a more positive relationship with books; are more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts.
The project incorporates a range of high-quality CPD elements, including:
- a project launch, incorporating three sessions (session 1 is pre-recorded and can be accessed on 21st September, one week prior to the launch day; sessions 2 and 3 will be delivered as live webinars across one day)
- a twilight session (delivered as a one-hour and half live webinar)
- a two-hour in-school visit (delivered remotely where necessary)
- a final review (delivered as a one-hour and half live webinar)
Please note: Live sessions are recorded and will be available to access for one week after delivery.
In addition, schools will be supplied with assessment materials, which will support in judging the impact of the project. The HfL advisory team will mark and analyse the assessment materials, providing the pre-intervention data outcomes at the school visit and the post-intervention data outcomes at the final review.
The project cost covers the inclusion of one teacher (who will deliver the sessions) and a project lead (this may be the English subject Leader).