1. About Read Write Inc. Phonics

1. About Read Write Inc. Phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a DfE-validated systematic synthetic phonics programme with a whole-school approach to teaching early reading and writing. 

It teaches children to read accurately, fluently and with understanding, to spell, and to write their own compositions. 

Who is it for?

Read Write Inc. is for children learning to read in reception (P1) and Years 1 and 2 (P2 and 3), and for struggling readers in Years 3 and 4 (P5 and 6).

It is also suitable for pupils with SEN/D in older year groups.

Direct teaching

Direct teaching underpins Read Write Inc. It is the quickest route to ensuring all children learn to read and write. Every day, children learn new sounds, and review previous sounds and words.

They apply what they’ve been taught by reading words containing the sounds they know in matched decodable books and other texts, and write these sounds in individual words and, later, sentences.

Teachers engage children and ensure their full participation using call and response, choral reading and partner practice. Partners practise everything they are taught and answer every question together. This keeps children working and thinking throughout the lesson, and gives teachers opportunities to check if something needs explaining more clearly.

Children learn the routines and behaviours necessary for each activity, and practise these until they use them automatically. This allows them to focus on what matters most – learning to read and write.

Grouping

Children work in a progress group for one hour each day. This means they learn at their ‘challenge’ level for five hours a week. Reception children build up to this hour throughout the year.

The reading leader assesses children’s phonic knowledge before they start the programme and then every half term. Regrouping children maximises their progress and allows teachers to provide extra practice for some and whisk others through the programme.

“Ruth and her trainers have been integral to the fast progress our children make in learning to read and write. We haven’t let one child slip through our reading net in the 17 years we’ve been working with Ruth –that’s 16,000 children – all of whom have learnt to read.”

Shahed Ahmed OBE
CEO of New Vision Trust and Executive Head of Elmhurst Primary School

These six trainings are for reading leaders and staff who have already received 2-day Phonics training.

Reading leader training provides opportunities to:

  • develop expertise to lead your reading team through practice and coaching
  • discuss solutions to reach every child with an expert trainer
  • know how to make the most of the Online Training Subscription
  • meet reading leaders from other Read Write Inc. schools.

Role of the reading leader

The reading leader is critical in building a strong team of reading teachers. As well as assessing children’s phonic progress, they receive guidance in how to lead weekly practice times and how to coach reading teachers, in lesson time, to build consistency and accountability.

The headteacher agrees to appoint a reading leader from Key Stage 1 or Reception, and agrees to:

  1. organise weekly practice sessions using the Online subscription
  2. coach teachers during lessons (Reading leaders do not teach their own group)
  3. assess and track pupils’ reading progress every half term
  4. group pupils according to progress
  5. organise for the slowest progress pupils to be tutored for 10 minutes every day
  6. ensure the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme is taught in full for one hour five days a week in Year 1 and above, and 20 minutes rising to 40 minutes a day in Reception
  7. ensure that Read Write Inc. decodable storybooks and Virtual Classroom links are sent home for pupils to practise every week
  8. ensure that eligible pupils complete the whole programme, including pupils in older year groups who are not reading at a level commensurate with their age
  9. work with the RMT trainer on Development days/ remote progress meetings and reading leader training
  10. share assessment data with Ruth Miskin Training every term.

Fast track tutoring

All children can learn to read using Read Write Inc.

Fast Track Tutoring breaks down Read Write Inc. phonics into small, incremental steps to support children who need extra support – including those who have SEN/D.

Home support

Read Write Inc. provides everything needed to support parents in helping their children practise reading at home.

Children take home a black and white copy of their Read Write Inc. Storybook and can also take home corresponding Book Bag Book. Storybooks are also available from the RWI child’s e-book library provided by Oxford University Press

The Virtual Classroom has over 600 lessons. A lesson can be sent home after it has been taught in school. This is particularly helpful if a child has missed schooling.

30 min subscription taster sessions

Explore the Online training subscription with a consultant trainer in one of our free 30 minute Zoom sessions. Learn how year round access to a wealth of content provides invaluable support to teachers and helps get every child reading. Attendance by Headteachers, Senior Leadership and Key Stage Literacy Leads is recommended.

Before attending a taster session, please watch the video below to find out more about RWI Phonics.

Thursday 16th June 10am

Wednesday 6th July 2pm

Special schools: introduction to Read Write Inc.

Discuss with the Ruth Miskin Training content lead how Read Write Inc. Phonics and Fresh Start can be used in special schools. Learn how the programmes can help all pupils learn to read. Attendance by Headteachers and Key Stage Literacy Leads is recommended.

Monday 20th June 10am

Thursday 14th July 1pm

The Zoom link will be sent to the person who made the booking through a confirmation email by Eventbrite. This is sent immediately after booking. Please ensure this Zoom link is shared to all staff members attending the event.
If you are unable to attend an event you have booked onto, please cancel your booking through Eventbrite.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a DfE-validated systematic synthetic phonics programme with a whole-school approach to teaching early reading and writing. 

It teaches children to read accurately, fluently and with understanding, to spell, and to write their own compositions. 

Who is it for?

Read Write Inc. is for children learning to read in reception (P1) and Years 1 and 2 (P2 and 3), and for struggling readers in Years 3 and 4 (P5 and 6).

It is also suitable for pupils with SEN/D in older year groups.

Direct teaching

Direct teaching underpins Read Write Inc. It is the quickest route to ensuring all children learn to read and write. Every day, children learn new sounds, and review previous sounds and words.

They apply what they’ve been taught by reading words containing the sounds they know in matched decodable books and other texts, and write these sounds in individual words and, later, sentences.

Teachers engage children and ensure their full participation using call and response, choral reading and partner practice. Partners practise everything they are taught and answer every question together. This keeps children working and thinking throughout the lesson, and gives teachers opportunities to check if something needs explaining more clearly.

Children learn the routines and behaviours necessary for each activity, and practise these until they use them automatically. This allows them to focus on what matters most – learning to read and write.

Grouping

Children work in a progress group for one hour each day. This means they learn at their ‘challenge’ level for five hours a week. Reception children build up to this hour throughout the year.

The reading leader assesses children’s phonic knowledge before they start the programme and then every half term. Regrouping children maximises their progress and allows teachers to provide extra practice for some and whisk others through the programme.

“Ruth and her trainers have been integral to the fast progress our children make in learning to read and write. We haven’t let one child slip through our reading net in the 17 years we’ve been working with Ruth –that’s 16,000 children – all of whom have learnt to read.”

Shahed Ahmed OBE
CEO of New Vision Trust and Executive Head of Elmhurst Primary School

These six trainings are for reading leaders and staff who have already received 2-day Phonics training.

Reading leader training provides opportunities to:

  • develop expertise to lead your reading team through practice and coaching
  • discuss solutions to reach every child with an expert trainer
  • know how to make the most of the Online Training Subscription
  • meet reading leaders from other Read Write Inc. schools.

Role of the reading leader

The reading leader is critical in building a strong team of reading teachers. As well as assessing children’s phonic progress, they receive guidance in how to lead weekly practice times and how to coach reading teachers, in lesson time, to build consistency and accountability.

The headteacher agrees to appoint a reading leader from Key Stage 1 or Reception, and agrees to:

  1. organise weekly practice sessions using the Online subscription
  2. coach teachers during lessons (Reading leaders do not teach their own group)
  3. assess and track pupils’ reading progress every half term
  4. group pupils according to progress
  5. organise for the slowest progress pupils to be tutored for 10 minutes every day
  6. ensure the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme is taught in full for one hour five days a week in Year 1 and above, and 20 minutes rising to 40 minutes a day in Reception
  7. ensure that Read Write Inc. decodable storybooks and Virtual Classroom links are sent home for pupils to practise every week
  8. ensure that eligible pupils complete the whole programme, including pupils in older year groups who are not reading at a level commensurate with their age
  9. work with the RMT trainer on Development days/ remote progress meetings and reading leader training
  10. share assessment data with Ruth Miskin Training every term.

Fast track tutoring

All children can learn to read using Read Write Inc.

Fast Track Tutoring breaks down Read Write Inc. phonics into small, incremental steps to support children who need extra support – including those who have SEN/D.

Home support

Read Write Inc. provides everything needed to support parents in helping their children practise reading at home.

Children take home a black and white copy of their Read Write Inc. Storybook and can also take home corresponding Book Bag Book. Storybooks are also available from the RWI child’s e-book library provided by Oxford University Press

The Virtual Classroom has over 600 lessons. A lesson can be sent home after it has been taught in school. This is particularly helpful if a child has missed schooling.

30 min subscription taster sessions

Explore the Online training subscription with a consultant trainer in one of our free 30 minute Zoom sessions. Learn how year round access to a wealth of content provides invaluable support to teachers and helps get every child reading. Attendance by Headteachers, Senior Leadership and Key Stage Literacy Leads is recommended.

Before attending a taster session, please watch the video below to find out more about RWI Phonics.

Thursday 16th June 10am

Wednesday 6th July 2pm

Special schools: introduction to Read Write Inc.

Discuss with the Ruth Miskin Training content lead how Read Write Inc. Phonics and Fresh Start can be used in special schools. Learn how the programmes can help all pupils learn to read. Attendance by Headteachers and Key Stage Literacy Leads is recommended.

Monday 20th June 10am

Thursday 14th July 1pm

The Zoom link will be sent to the person who made the booking through a confirmation email by Eventbrite. This is sent immediately after booking. Please ensure this Zoom link is shared to all staff members attending the event.
If you are unable to attend an event you have booked onto, please cancel your booking through Eventbrite.

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