Everyone Can Read
Y6 about to enter Y7
Type of children
Reading age more than two years below chronological age
Length of intervention
2-week summer school
Section 1 of this scheme is a three-phase sequential phonics programme. Phase 1 covers short vowel sounds, single consonants, initial and final consonant clusters, and simple prefixes and suffixes. Phase 2 covers long vowel sounds and further prefixes and suffixes. Phase 3 covers difficult long vowel sounds and syllable work. Teacher’s manuals and pupil workbooks are supported by a range of integrated reinforcement activities. Section 2 is a sight vocabulary programme. Basic sight vocabulary is taught thoroughly and concurrently with Phonics Phases 1 and 2. The aim is to teach pupils to recognise by sight, and spell, the 400 most common words found in children’s literature. Section 3 involves more advanced activities and covers syllables and word meanings.
Remarkable for reading accuracy, comprehension and spelling for pupils at primary/secondary transition
This entry is based on the evaluation which produced the effectiveness statement. The scheme is now in use within primary and secondary schools, where the intended adult/ child ratio is 1:4 and the length of the intervention is one term.