Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language follows on from Phonics and Comprehension.

This complete literacy programme for fluent readers in Years 2 to Year 6 teaches children to read, write and discuss texts with maturity.

Literacy and Language

The beautifully written stories and non-fiction texts are written by well-known authors to engage children in studying whole texts.

Detailed lesson plans for teaching comprehension, vocabulary and grammar give teachers time to prepare engaging lessons.

How is it organised?

Fluent 6 to 11-year-old children

1 hour a day

Taught by teacher

Groups of up to 30 children at same level

Half-termly assessments


Our dynamic trainers demonstrate the activities step-by-step, using footage of real lessons. They help you practise and prepare before teaching and use management strategies to engage children and speed up progress.

Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language is available as a regional training for small groups and individuals.

For remote regional training, click here.

Once trained, you can also book Development Days focused on Literacy and Language.

Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language is aligned fully to the National Curriculum for reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary

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Frequently asked questions

Who is Literacy and Language for?

Children in Years 2-6 who are reading accurately and fluently and are at or above National Curriculum expectations.

What is the training content and timings?

Day 1 content:

-        What is reading and how do we support comprehension?

-        Preparing to teach a unit

-        Reading activities

Timings: 9am to 3.30pm

Day 2 content:

-        Generating ideas for writing

-        Modelling writing

-        Evaluating, editing and proofreading

-        Marking writing

Timings: 9am to 3.30pm

Do we need to teach Read Write Inc. Phonics in order to use Literacy and Language?

Your school does not need to teach Read Write Inc. Phonics to teach Literacy and Language. However, if a school teaches Phonics, then Literacy and Language would be an ideal next step.

Schools may also choose to use Read Write Inc. Comprehension as a transition between Phonics and Literacy and Language.

How is it taught?

There are six units of work for each year group. Each unit is designed to be used over three weeks, but can also be used more flexibly:

Week 1: Reading fiction

Week 2: Writing fiction

Week 3: Reading and writing non-fiction

Children write in a daily log book so writing becomes a habit, recording thoughts, ideas and reactions to the text. Thinking and discussion skills are practised through a daily ‘Big Question’ which children debate.

How does this programme link to the National Curriculum?

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