Read Write Inc. programmes - Literacy and Language

Ruth Miskin Training

Eleven year-old children who read, write and speak to a very high standard love school, love learning and are likely to achieve extremely well at secondary school.

Literacy and Language gives teachers the tools to make this happen for every child.

It is a complete literacy programme rooted in the new national curriculum for children in Years 2 – 6 who can decode fluently. It develops children’s comprehension, vocabulary, writing, critical thinking and discussion skills and provides teachers with explicit guidance in how to teach grammar – in a fun and meaningful way.

Children learn what it is to be a real reader and to truly engage in the world of books.

They will have the opportunity to:

  • enjoy powerful complete stories, poems and plays by authors both teachers and children love – including Michael Morpurgo, Jamila Gavin, Carol-Ann Duffy, Ted Hughes, Geraldine McCaughrean and Jeremy Strong
  • learn how to get to the heart of a story or the nub of a non-fiction text
  • learn to identify themes and ask universal questions.

Teachers report that the impact of Literacy and Language on writing is huge:

  • powerful and in-depth reading activities feed into the children’s writing
  • ‘Big Questions’ promote deeper thinking about the more abstract questions that arise from the fiction and provide a link with the non-fiction

  • implicit teaching of grammar for reading drives the explicit teaching of grammar for writing.

Literacy and Language children write confidently and enthusiastically because they have something to say. And they love reading at home – the biggest indicator of success.

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