A reading intervention for younger students

Some students take longer to learn the basic skills needed for reading.


FivePlusCoverSpreadFivePlus has been crafted to help struggling students in Years 2 and 3 accelerate their learning of early literacy skills so that they can catch up to their peers.

Crafted by literacy expert Chuck Marriott, FivePlus uses a simple daily routine to teach skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, encoding and reading fluency.

Within a few lessons, students demonstrate more confidence, skill and willingness to engage in reading and spelling.

“FivePlus delivers explicit and systematic teaching that yields results that are transferred by the student to classroom literacy activities.” Chuck Marriott, author
FivePlus is a short-term reading intervention programme for students who are struggling to read at the average reading attainment and are behind the National Standard for their class.

Key features

  • Designed for Years 2 and 3
  • Specific teaching that targets areas of need
  • Encourages student’s strengths
  • Students improve quickly
  • Uses research proven methods to accelerate performance
  • Engaging and success-driven
  • 50-page full colour manual with 12 printable resources

Student and teacher feedback


“I am thrilled at how quickly my children responded to FivePlus. They always return from the lessons with a smile! Best of all, I see the results during the guided reading lessons.” — Erina, teacher, Christchurch

“FivePlus really helps the children become more independent readers… it gives them the skills they need.” — Deidre, teacher, Ashburton

“I can read hard words now.” — Nathan, student.

Decoding ability
Student confidence