Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • What is The Reading Framework?

  • 2

    Section 1: The importance of reading and a conceptual model

    • Why reading matters

    • The Simple View of Reading

  • 3

    Section 2: Language comprehension

    • Developing talk

    • Storytimes

    • Poetry and rhymes

  • 4

    Section 3: Word reading and spelling

    • Principles underpinning the teaching of phonics

    • Teaching a systematic programme

    • Children with special educational needs and disabilities

    • Developing fluency

    • Assessment

  • 5

    Section 4: Children at risk of reading failure

    • Keeping up from the start

    • Older pupils who need to catch up

  • 6

    Section 5: Leadership and management

    • Headteachers

    • Building a team of experts

  • 7

    Section 6: Building on the foundations with older pupils - a summary

    • Building on the foundations with older pupils - a summary

  • 8

    Appendices

    • Appendix 1: For parents: reading stories to children

    • Appendix 2: Supporting children's thinking

    • Appendix 3: For teachers: preparing to read a story

    • Appendix 4: An alphabetic code chart

    • Appendix 5: Pronouncing phonemes

    • Appendix 6: Decodable texts for children beginning to learn to read

    • Appendix 7: Guidance for choosing a phonics programme

    • Appendix 8: Audit for leaders and teachers

    • Appendix 9: Glossary