It can be used in the following ways:
- As a stand-alone program of study to independently learn how to use the ReaderPen.
- As a homework activity. This is particularly helpful if the learner has a ReaderPen for personal use or routinely takes home their ReaderPen.
- As an intervention program to introduce ReaderPen
- As part of a literacy learning support program
- As a differentiated reading comprehension activity
- As a lesson starter or plenary to a reading intervention session
- To compliment KS2 Geography curriculum key terms
- To extend and explore new vocabulary
Building Learning Power:
If you have embraced the Building Learning Power approach to teaching and learning you will notice that the characters explore different challenges using their learning powers. This scheme of work supports the BLP learning pedagogy used in many schools.
How can I use it to best support a learner’s progress?
This text has been written specifically for learners who benefit from literacy support, particularly SpLD dyslexia and ADHD. The characters are in this story all struggle with some aspects of learning and share their feelings about this. In recognition of the need to support the mental health and well-being of learners, the stories can also be used as a stimulus to discuss thoughts and experiences about reading, self-esteem and learning confidence.
Additional resources to support Teachers and SENCo’s to gain a wider understanding of literacy difficulties will find further support in The Literacy Passport – Reading Strategies and Transition Documents.