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Three schools’ strategies for improving reading speed and overall reading confidence

Our Year 6 pupils are expected to achieve ever deeper knowledge in their reading every year, but in 2019 the pace required to read and understand the three texts was thrust up a gear again. In many schools, a common focal point this academic year has been to push on children’s pace of reading (and responding) to endeavour to address the seemingly relentless challenge.

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World Diabetes Day 2019

To mark World Diabetes Day tomorrow (Thursday 14th November), we're giving away a free extract from Bionic T1D by Nina Wadia, a Reading Planet story about a young boy with very special super powers...

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Black History Month: Why every child should see themselves in a book

As Black History Month draws to a close, Hamish Baxter (Assistant Commisioning Editor at Rising Stars) discusses the importance of diversity in children's books and reading schemes. 

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Highlights from the Reading Planet Tour

The Reading Planet Tour is over but what a fantastic few weeks it was! We met Take a look at some pictures from the events which took place across the UK. 

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SATs results day - Reading 2019

The 2019 Key Stage SATs results have been published. For reading, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard is 73%. 

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Why author visits are important

Ahead of his Reading Planet Tour events, Gareth P. Jones (author of the new Project series) reflects on why school pupils benefit from meeting an author. Read more »

Reading Planet is going on tour... winners revealed!

Last term, we launched a nationwide competition for schools to win a visit from a Reading Planet author. We received hundreds of entries from across the country. After much deliberation, the winners have now been chosen and the tour kicks off next week in Scotland.  

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Rising Stars Summer Reading Challenge Launch!

We're super excited to tell you all about the launch of the Rising Stars Summer Reading Challenge!

In this blog we'll tell you all about how you and your child can get involved and be in with a chance of winning a £60 Go Ape voucher. We'll also take a look at why and how you should be encouraging your child to read for pleasure.

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Reading Planet on Sunday Brunch!

Reading Planet author and actress Nina Wadia recently appeared on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch talking about her book Bionic T1D.

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It's all about the book: how studying a whole text is the key to greater depth reading and writing in English

In this blog, Maggie McGuigan (Series Editor and author of Read in to Writing), explains why studying a whole book is key to raising attainment in English and achieving that all important 'greater depth'.

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