Teacher directed instruction
Reading Plus supports good teaching first
Today’s teachers are stretched to the limit with large class sizes and the expectation to differentiate instruction for all pupils.
Adaptive technology is a powerful tool in making personalised learning effective, but teachers still hold the key to ensuring that all students become lifelong readers.
Take a deep dive in our virtual tour of Reading Plus
Abdul is in Year 6 pupil reading at a Year 4 level. He struggles with comprehension, has low motivation to read, and doesn’t participate in class.
Take our interactive, self-guided tour to see how the Reading Plus programme (for KS2 and above) meets pupil needs to provide an individualised path to reading success.Take the tour
Extensive support at your fingertips
Within Reading Plus, teachers are able to simplify their lesson planning with the help of:
- Searchable resources, from professional development videos to printable resources and lesson tutorials
- Recommendations for small group instruction
- Comprehensive data on individual students to understand each pupil’s learning styles, strengths and areas requiring improvement
"We have been thrilled to see the dramatic impact that Reading Plus has had in our school in less than one year. Not only did the reading data in Y6 increase by 24%, but more importantly, the children's confidence in tackling challenging texts soared!"
It has been an absolute joy to see the most reluctant of readers change their mindset in such a short period and seek additional opportunities to access this provision outside of lessons to develop their inference skills further and reading speed
One of the reasons we selected Reading Plus is because if there is a particular area that the children are struggling in, the programme has lessons and resources that guide you to support either a child, a group of children or even the whole cohort.
Everything is already there, and as teachers, we don’t have a massive amount of time to do everything. What you need is there for you in the programme.
We use the programme three times a week. On these days, when the staff use Reading Plus, no planning is required for these sessions, which helps teachers save a lot of time. Staff simply log on and can see where their focus needs to be and with which children. The usability of the site is a huge bonus.
Since implementing Reading Plus, we have noticed a positive impact on our pupils’ fluency, stamina, and confidence. Reading levels are far better, and our children are growing increasingly fluent.
Reading Plus also supports our less able readers by adapting their reading pace to match their capabilities, providing age-appropriate texts, and offering a support mode.
Past academic year data from our 484 students on the programme show an average comprehension score of 86%, with an average compreh
In the skills tab on Reading Plus there is a section called teaching tools. This provides intervention materials that can be used with a small group or in a 1:1 session. These resources save precious time as a busy teacher and provide the students with exactly what they need to practice, reinforce, and consolidate skills that they lack. The pupils who have used these additional resources are making accelerated progress and have also commented on how good they feel about their reading.