Who is it for?
Read Write Inc. Comprehension is for children in Year 2 who have completed Read Write Inc. Phonics. Children completing the Phonic programme in Years 3 and 4 also benefit from this programme.
The programme is taught by a teacher for one hour a day.
A comprehension and writing programme
The programme comprises 20 modules. Each module has two texts.
The teacher introduces the first text by posing The Big Question – the key to comprehending the story. Children learn the meanings of potentially unfamiliar words, read the text, answer Quick Check questions, discuss the story, and compose written responses.
A second text shares a common theme with the story but is much shorter. It provides a great jumping off point to develop children’s vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and composition.
Direct teaching and partner work
Partner work engages children and ensures participation. Partners answer every question together.
Time required for teaching
Each module takes one to two weeks, depending on how much time is given to the writing activities. It can be used flexibly alongside other reading programmes.
Children must be able to read the Read Write Inc. Phonics Grey Storybooks comfortably to enter the programme.
Children who have not been taught to read using Read Write Inc. Phonics, will need to read the entry assessment in the Comprehension Handbook to check they have the necessary decoding ability.
Suggested timetable for Comprehension
Find out how to timetable teaching the programme over one or two weeks and how to prepare.