Programme

The programme provides:

  • Specific training modules for a variety of audiences
  • A comprehensive resource pack
  • An up-to-date booklist
  • A literacy-focused environmental audit
  • An assessment and monitoring tool.
  • Specifically trained and accredited Readit2 consultants to read with children where required.

The programme can be run entirely in-house or through the attendance of key staff at a Readit2 training course. Completion of the programme will lead to accreditation of practitioners as well as of the centre itself.

 

Benefits

The Readit2 programme uses a limited collection of carefully selected books to act as the vehicle to develop this vital emotional bond, generate natural conversation and create literacy orientated pre-schoolers, giving them:

  • an emotional engagement with books and learning
  • high expectations of print
  • an understanding of the language of books
  • an interest in and familiarity with symbols, letters and words
  • improved social and emotional skills
  • stronger relationships with peers and adults.

 

Key elements for success

All of the following components are essential if the early-years setting is to achieve Readit2’s successful outcomes:

  • A committed leader who understands the theory and practice of pre-school literacy that lies behind the programme
  • An appropriate environment for reading
  • Carefully selected books
  • Daily one-to-one reading using a particular dialogic approach
  • Rigorous monitoring and assessment
  • Regular communication with parents
  • A whole-school (including governors’) commitment to the programme.

24 days of Readit2 training have been successfuly delivered in 2016/17. The programme for 2018 is currently being arranged – for more information and general enquiries contact sarah@readit2.org

 

Training Programme

The Readit2 programme is a 3 day training programme most successfully delivered in-school/setting
Option A - two days training in close succession (9-3.30pm) followed by one day (9-3.30pm) 6-9 months later

Day 1 and day 2 am - face-to-face, active training covering the literacy issue and introducing the Readit2 programme

Day 2 pm - in-setting consultancy - advice and support on the implementation of the programme to leaders and a visit to classrooms to develop a supportive literacy environment

Day 3 am - practitioners share video of them reading with their children and review progress of the Readit2 programme.

Day 3 pm - the place of shared writing within the Readit2 programme, including the role of bookmaking.
Option B - one day Intensive training (8.30-4.30) followed by one day in close succession in-school consultancy
(9.30-2.30), followed by one day (9-3.30pm) 6-9 months later

Day 1 - face-to-face, active training covering the literacy issue and introducing the Readit2 programme

Day 2 - in-setting consultancy - advice and support on the implementation of the programme to leaders and a visit to classrooms to develop a supportive literacy environment

Day 3 am - practitioners share video of them reading with their children and review progress of the Readit2 programme.

Day 3 pm - the place of shared writing within the Readit2 programme, including the role of bookmaking.

Please contact sarah@Readit2.org or call 07588320550 for further information