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Nathaniel's Reading Plus Champion journey

Meet Nathaniel

We’re delighted to introduce one of our Reading Plus Champions, Year 6 pupil Nathaniel from St Fidelis Catholic Primary School.

Nathaniel’s teacher, Annabel Phelan, nominated him for the role and shared with us:

“Nathaniel is a fantastic role model when it comes to using Reading Plus. Since starting in September, he has read the most words in his class at 67,722. He has improved his reading speed by an average of 35 words per minute and has gained an average of 1.7 levels.”

The role of Champions

At Reading Solutions UK, we are devoted to accelerating reading progress while instilling a love for reading in our students. One way in which we do this is by appointing Reading Plus Champions who have the opportunity to complete additional exciting tasks, including:

  • Reviewing new (and unseen!) texts to be added to Reading Plus.
  • Sharing their experience of Reading Plus in a blog titled ‘My Reading Plus Journey’.
  • Collaborating with us on interviews with children’s authors.

We’re delighted to publish Nathaniel’s Reading Plus Journey!

I first started Reading Plus when I was in Year 3. Our class teacher introduced us to the website where we did the InSight Assessment and then started the programme on Pre-A. 

I liked the different selections and how they suit a reader’s pace so they can enjoy the story. I enjoyed the different types of books, such as non-fiction, fiction, sports, and our earth. 

My first book was the honeybear book and I got a score of 72% on the comprehension questions after the text. After that, my parents helped me move from Pre-A to A, then to B, and soon I was at Level E. At that time, the books were getting harder for me, but I stayed focused on reaching Level F. 

A few weeks later, I entered Year 5. I did the assessment again, and I started at Level C. In Year 5, it got harder since we had less time, but I used the computer at home to complete lessons. 

When  I started Year 6, I started at Level E. I always finish assignments and get unbelievable scores on my schoolwork. Now, I have completed the programme and am on Level L.

An adaptive programme

Every Reading Plus journey will be different as our adaptive programme places all students on a personalised learning path to success.

Students begin with an adaptive assessment, which provides a baseline and a data-driven starting point. These results place each student at the right level in the programme before creating a learning pathway to accelerate their strengths and improve their weaknesses.

Over 1,300 high-quality and age-appropriate informational, fiction and non-fiction texts are then available for students to self-select from to develop comprehension and vocabulary knowledge.

These engaging texts, instant feedback and gamification features keep students motivated.

As students progress through their adaptive, personalised path:

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