Reading Challenge handbook

Publication date: 
Jun 2003
Preventing underachievement, Professional development materials, Progression, Progression map
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Publication overview

This publication supplements the 'Reading Challenge' course, a scheme designed to help pupils whose reading skills are about two years below expectations.

You can use it to provide participants with the information and skills to organise and run the Reading Challenge scheme in their own schools.

Find step-by-step strategies to overcome pupils’ learning barriers, as well as overhead transparencies and handouts to use during the training session.

This publication includes four sessions:

  1. Introduction to Reading Challenge
  2. Assessment and target setting
  3. Recruiting and training coaches
  4. Managing the scheme in school

It is not designed to support pupils who have specific learning difficulties in literacy or a statement of special educational needs.

Who is it for?

Consultants and line managers.