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Read, Write, Inc- RWI

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:

  • Children in the early years learn to read confidently and fluently.
  • Children with specific learning difficulties learn to read.


Read Write Inc Lessons include:

  • Learning new sounds, then practising reading individual words.
  • Reading storybooks containing sounds they have learned.
  • Completing a variety of speaking and writing activities linked to the storybooks they have just read.
  • Learning new words and their meanings to use in their own writing

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!

The Kemnal Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 7348231. Its registered address is The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5AA. “Newlands Primary School” is a business name used by The Kemnal Academies Trust.