At Newbold and Tredington C of E Primary School, we are keen to promote reading skills. Our LSAs will soon be trained to carry out a BR@P (Boosting Reading at Primary) programme of intervention further develops the reading skills of pupils who have made a start at reading. Average progress is a gain of 9 months on a child’s reading age.
BR@P is a 10 week intervention delivered in 3 x 15/20 minute lessons per week by a trained LSA. The LSAs will be supervised and supported by the trained teacher coordinator, Miss Walsh.
Each lesson is structured into three parts:
- Familiar text reading
- Recently introduced text reading
- New text reading
The pupil will develop and broaden their use of independent reading strategies by focussing on a range of reading cues in the following three main groups:
- visual cues (decoding)
- contextual cues (meaning)
- structural cues (grammatical, linguistic)
The development of reading comprehension skills is an alternative focus for this intervention. Pupils will develop a greater enjoyment of reading, improve their levels of self-confidence as a reader and be taught to use a range of self-correcting techniques.