Who is Read Write Inc. for?
The Read Write Inc. programme is for primary school children learning to read. It enables every child to
become a confident and fluent reader at the first attempt. Every child who completes Read Write Inc.
learns to read fluently and confidently.
Using this method:
Read Write Inc Lessons include:
10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read
As parents you are your child's most influential teacher with an important part to play in helping your child to learn to read.
Here are some suggestions on how you can help to make this a positive experience.
1. Choose a quiet time
2. Make reading enjoyable
3. Maintain the flow
If your child mispronounces a word do not interrupt immediately. Instead allow
opportunity for self-correction. It is better to tell a child some unknown words to maintain the flow rather than insisting on trying to build them all up from the sounds of the letters. If your child does try to 'sound out' words, encourage the use of letter sounds rather than 'alphabet names'.
4. Be positive
5. Success is the key
Parents anxious for a child to progress can mistakenly give a child a book that is too difficult. This can have the opposite effect to the one they are wanting. Remember 'Nothing succeeds like success'. Until your child has built up their confidence, it is better to keep to easier books. Struggling with a book with many unknown words is pointless. Flow is lost, text cannot be understood and children can easily become reluctant readers.
6. Visit the Library - Pick a book that will encourage your child to get into the habit of reading a book for enjoyment’s sake.
7. Regular practice - Try to read with your child on most school days. 'Little and often' is best. Teachers have limited time to help your child with reading.
8. Communicate - Use the contact book and try to communicate regularly with positive comments and any concerns.
9. Talk about the books
10. Variety is important!