The VNET Reading Fluency Intervention Project focuses on raising the achievement of Year 6 pupils in reading. It will also support the bottom 20% of readers in Year 7. Emma Adcock, in partnership with Herts for Learning, will lead this 8-week project on developing reading fluency. Emma will support you in how to incorporate modelled expressive reading and the explicit teaching of comprehension skills to support the lowest 20% in achieving age expectations in reading.
Why does your school need a Fluency Project?
- The DfE have set out that for pupils in KS1 and KS2, school leaders are expected to prioritise identifying gaps and re-establish good progress in the essentials (phonics and reading, increasing vocabulary, writing and mathematics).
- OFSTED is prioritising reading, “Reading is prioritised to allow pupils to access the full curriculum offer.” “Pupils read widely and often, with fluency and comprehension appropriate their age.” (p.51)
- Schools are expected to be able to demonstrate how they are ensuring that the lowest 20% are making appropriate progress from their starting points.
This project will support students who are currently below the expected standard in reading and/or who may have difficulty accessing the reading required in the wider KS2 curriculum.
The first Training session will be led by Herts for Learning English team. Delegates will be introduced to the strategies of modelled expressive reading.
Delegates will receive training on how to conduct a baseline using the YARC reading assessment materials.