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Carlisle Infant School

Read, Write, Inc.

Read, Write, Inc. is our structured phonics programme that is designed to help children to read and write as quickly, as effectively and as successfully as possible.

Simple teaching strategies in groups smaller than normal class size ensure that all children participate fully in the whole lesson. A lively pace keeps all the children fully engaged. During parts of each lesson, they work together as partners, to teach and praise one another, taking turns to do this.

Children are introduced to a new sound every day and quickly move on to blending these sounds in order to make words that they can both read and spell. RWI texts reinforce new sounds that are taught and encourage children to read for comprehension.

Regular assessment of progress ensures that children move on in the programme as soon as they are ready and also acts as a diagnostic tool for identifying children who may require additional support. In a Dfes report in 2010, 60% of schools with the best results for reading were implementing Read Write Inc.