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Reading intervention for younger students ( years 1-3)

FivePlus is a reading intervention for students who are in the early years at school and who are behind the expected reading level. At this point in their early literacy development, individual intensive teaching for a short period can bring about accelerative growth in reading.

FivePlus is taught during fifteen to twenty minutes of intensive instruction. It is delivered in a one to one setting by a teacher or by a supervised paraprofessional.

Daily lessons are taught over a recommended time period of eight weeks for a total of 40 lessons.

“We have been fortunate to trial FivePlus this year with considerable success. We are using FivePlus as an alternative to Reading Recovery. While not designed to replace Reading Recovery it enables the children who miss out on Reading Recovery to have a specialised reading intervention, suitable for children reading at yellow or above and making limited progress. We have found that in the 3 terms we trialed FivePlus, 17 children who were ‘Below’ National Standard in reading are now reading ‘At’ National Standard after completing the programme, compared to 6 out 8 children successfully being discontinued from Reading Recovery over 4 terms, the other 2 children being referred out of the programme and needing further specialist intervention. Because of this success we are now continuing to use 5Plus as part of our specialist interventions in reading. This programme can also be taken by a Teacher Aide making it extremely cost effective.”Dawn Anderson, Assistant Principal, SENCO,Kaiapoi North School – Te Kura o Ruataniwha

Course dates

$150+gst pp

For teachers and support staff.
Price includes morning tea.

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Important: In order to implement FivePlus participants will need to purchase the following:

Making Sense of Phonics
(2nd edition) by Isabel & Mark Beck

Teachers may wish also to purchase a set of magnetic letter tiles for the Word Building activity.