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'High Expectations, lead to High Achievers'

Fresh Start Intervention Developing a love of reading

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start is a catch-up and intervention programme with proven results, for 9 to 13-year-olds still learning to read. It teaches pupils to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension, to spell correctly and compose their ideas for writing step-by-step.

Developed by Ruth Miskin, Read Write Inc. Fresh Start uses a proven phonics-based approach and:

  • Accelerates pupils’ progress with finely levelled Modules, supplemented by age-appropriate Anthologies.
  • Engages pupils with high-interest, age-appropriate reading and writing materials that are matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words.
  • Supports EAL pupils with a greater emphasis on comprehension, as well as revised punctuation, vocabulary and grammar activities.
  • Includes a clear structure to help you fit Fresh Start into your timetable, with step-by-step teacher guidance for all lessons and with day-by-day lesson plans that integrate all reading and writing activities.

After assessing our pupils half termly, we target pupils across Years 4-6 whose reading age is below their chronological age with the Read Write Ins. Fresh Start reading intervention. This targeted intervention, lead by professionally trained TAs, leads to rapid progress in pupils’ reading ability, as well as increased confidence with reading.