Rapid Plus

Years/Age range


Type of children

‘Struggling with aspects of reading, and performing below chronological expectations’

Child/Adult ratio

1:1 or small group

Length of intervention

13 weeks

Brief description

This is a series of finely levelled books and software for SEN and struggling readers at KS3. It covers National Curriculum Levels 1a–3a (reading ages 6:6–9:6), and each reading book contains a fiction and a non-fiction text to give students variety and a broad reading experience. They also have a ‘before reading’ page to tune readers in to the story, and a quiz page to test comprehension, word knowledge and spelling. The Rapid Plus online software brings together all the reading books as e-books, with features such as ‘Read to me’, where students can hear the story read in a fluent, engaging way, and clickable prompts, so they can hear a particular word if they get stuck on it. There are also interactive activities to test comprehension, spelling and word knowledge. The teaching guide includes step-by-step guidance for one-to-one and group reading.


For reading accuracy and comprehension in Y7-9: remarkable

Further information