Reading Mastery Programme

A successful reader can both decode and comprehend. Often the emphasis is on children being able to decode words, but what if they are unable to understand those words? Then wouldn’t reading seem a pointless task?

Our Reading Mastery Programme teaches children interactive ways to decode words, as well as ensuring that they grasp the meaning of each word. This programme will be catered individually to each child’s reading level and learning style based on the Hils Discovery Screening and pre-reading assessment. 

The programme can be completed in 25 hours, using 

 

  • Kinaesthetic approaches using clay, wikistix, finger paints etc.

  • Auditory methods such as phonics and rhymes

  • Visual techniques to support the understanding and mastery of sight words (including words that are not phonetically sound)

  • Reading games to help consolidate and build reading confidence and fluency

  • Picture books to foster the child's interest and develop comprehension to consolidate reading

In order to measure progress, a post-reading assessment at the end of the programme is carried out. It is important to recognise that every child progresses at different rates, and therefore it is important to celebrate all successes.

We conclude the programme with a comprehensive parent consultation to give parents tools to continue to build their child’s confidence in reading at home.