Mixed-ability or low attainers
4-6 weeks; two 20- to 45-minute sessions a week
This scheme focuses upon the band of children who fall within the normal range of cognitive ability yet fail to comprehend fully what they read. The authors break down the many skills needed to understand a text into manageable chunks: lexical elaboration, question generation and comprehension monitoring. Tasks are designed so that children can make links between the text and its meaning.
For reading accuracy in Y3: substantial to remarkable
For comprehension in Y3: substantial to remarkable
For reading accuracy in Y7-9: substantial
For comprehension in Y2-6: remarkable