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Accelerate Progress with Reading

Reading time that is purposeful, meaningful and accountable

Accelerate Progress with Reading sets out a well-structured reading programme that has a proven track record. It shows how to maintain students' focus during independent activities, making their learning purposeful, meaningful and accountable. The book draws on a wealth of classroom experience that keeps the approach grounded and authentic. One of the many welcome outcomes of following this programme is that it is time-saving for teachers - you are then free to get on with instructional reading. Crucially too, students become excellent self-managers as they know what is expected of them and can proceed with a clear sense of direction.

Also see Accelerate Progress with Maths.

Also see Accelerate Progress with Writing.

Also see Accelerate Progress with Oral Language.

Ages: 5-10 | Pages: 60 | Code: 5994 | ISBN: 9781776553457

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Katie Pennicott

Katie Pennicott has been teaching for 20 years, with experience from Years 1–8, and has been a deputy principal for 12 years. Passionate about teaching, she has created shared progressions, goals and expectations across the entire school, with vocabulary that is consistent between classes, and developed an innovative curriculum system that reflects deliberate, timely, targeted teaching. Katie’s students know how to succeed because they know she cares, expects the best and gives her best. She also enjoys developing best practice in her colleagues, and mentors her entire staff through observations, feedback and professional development. In 2016, Katie was a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Education. She won the ASG NEiTA Inspirational Educator Regional Award. In 2017, Invercargill Middle School was a joint winner of the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. In 2018 Katie won the ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award. She is currently working towards her Masters degree.


What this book offers6
Introducing the Accelerate Progress programme7
1 Independent reading tasks8Setting up the independent reading tasks8
Activity 1: Shared text graphic organiser10
Activity 2: Time for 416
Activity 3: Instructional reading group practice20
Activity 4: Independent reading with a purpose22
Giving feedback27
2 Structuring the shared text activity28
A weekly plan28
Shared text graphic organisers34
3 Instructional reading lesson37
The lesson step by step37
Weekly lesson structure47
4 Tools to support the programme49
Anchor charts49
Modelling books50
5 Putting it all together – overview of the week53
Index of exhibits and templates55