Resource type: Catch-up intervention, CPD course
Price band: £££
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3
Region(s): All of UK
The Reading Fluency Project is an eight-week intervention designed to improve reading fluency and comprehension with pupils who are working below the expected standard in reading. Reading Fluency Projects are available for pupils in KS1 and for pupils in KS2/3.
During the eight-week project, participating pupils work in small groups with a trained teacher for two x 20-minute sessions per week using a range of fluency and comprehension strategies. These strategies have been proven to have a positive impact on pupils’ reading achievements and include:
- Modelled expressive reading
- Echo reading
- Repeated re-reading
- Skilled questions
- Challenging text selection
- Modelling comprehension skills
Reading Fluency Projects run every term. The project includes a package of training and ongoing support to enable schools to deliver the intervention successfully. Training is delivered online and provides a mix of e-learning modules, interactive webinars and bespoke online consultations. For the next available Reading Fluency start date, visit the HFL Education website. You can also register your interest here.
Schools can grow their team of trained teachers with a one-day Reading Fluency Project: Implications for Classroom Practice CPD session that introduces the key teaching strategies used.
Cost: £850 for the full project (includes training for one or two teachers and a project lead). One-day Implications for Classroom Practice CPD event: £160.
About HFL Education: HFL Education is an award-winning provider of training and support products and services to schools and educational settings both within and outside Hertfordshire. It is the UK’s largest school company and operates with a not-for-profit ethos, working with 99% of schools in Hertfordshire and over 3000 schools and settings nationally.
Literacy Hive Likes:
- Pupils that take part in the KS1 Reading Fluency Project make an average of 1 year 5 months progress in reading comprehension age over the eight-weeks. Pupils in KS2 make an average of 2 years and 3 months progress, and for pupils in KS3 the average increase in reading comprehension age is 18 months.
- As well as the significant improvement in fluency and comprehension, participating pupils also demonstrate increased reading stamina; improved accuracy; greater enjoyment and confidence; and higher levels of engagement.
- The Reading Fluency Project is underpinned by extensive research and delivered by subject specialists.
- Every school is allocated a project advisor who is available to answer queries and provide support throughout the project.