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Reading Planet was launched in 2016. We were keen to understand the impact of adopting Reading Planet on children's attitudes towards reading.
Since publication, we have worked closely with schools to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of the scheme in supporting reading in schools.
We asked 5 schools to respond to Impact Statements about Reading Planet. All 5 'completely agreed' that:
Since adopting Reading Planet, levels of engagement have improved.
Children relate to the stories and make connections between their own experiences and those in the book they are reading.
Since adopting Reading Planet, they've seen an improvement in children’s use of vocabulary.
Learn about the impact of Reading Planet in schools across the UK.
We assessed our other reading books and book bands against Reading
Planet and found that the other schemes didn’t match up.
We have been trialling Reading Planet for 2 years. Our SATs results were
successful this year (2019) – 70% at Expected and 30% at Greater Depth
– we were below national average last year
I think using Reading Planet has contributed to this success.'
Reading Planet has made a big impact in Key Stage 1 over the last year. We
have children moving through the book bands quicker.
The scheme has encouraged the children to want to move on and up. We had a child with EAL join in October with a low PIRA [Reading test]
standardised score of 75, whose score is now 98 after only 9 months.
Feedback from 2018-2018 trialling.
A longitudinal investigation of prosodic sensitivity and emergent literacy.
Let us know if you want to share your experiences of using Reading Planet, or if you are interested in helping with research or trialling of future products.
We will send you a printed copy of the Impact Study for free.
Discover our print and online resources for the whole school.
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