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Nathaniel's Reading Plus text review

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 review of Reading Plus text Women in War – A History – which he rated 10/10!


What is the text about?

I read a text about Elsie Ott and the criticism of women in wars as men think they are stronger than women.

What was your favourite part of the text?

The first page because it tells me more about Elsie Ott.

Did you learn any new facts?

Elsie Ott was a woman in war.

Did you learn any new words?
  • Senator – a person who works in the government in America.
What would you say to a friend looking to read this text?

It is an informative and non-fiction text with a lot of facts.

Improve students' cultural capital

Reading Solutions UK is dedicated to providing students with a diverse content library depicting a wide range of experiences, celebrating the diversity of people and cultures, and meeting their emotional and academic needs and interests.

The quality of rich and engaging texts on Reading Plus is continually assessed to provide a holistic reading experience for students. Over 1,200 informational, fiction and non-fiction texts are available for students to self-select.

“Our pupils have a very low cultural capital, and when Ofsted came to visit, they liked Reading Plus because the texts broadened pupils’ understanding.”

Hannah James, English and KS2 Lead, New Road Primary

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