What's in Rapid Reading?
Rapid Reading contains reading books for one-to-one reading, speech recognition software for independent practice, benchmark assessment books and teaching guides. It is designed for use by SEN and struggling readers at KS2 (1st/2nd Level).
Reading books Reading Assistant software Benchmark books Teaching Guides Online Digital Platform
Reading books – 112 exciting stories and non-fiction texts
These fun books (8 each at Starter Levels 1 & 2 and 16 for each ofStages 1-6) are designed for one-to-one reading sessions. They have real boy-appeal although with 112 books, including exciting stories and non-fiction texts to choose from, there’s plenty of variety for all your readers.
With cool illustrations, chunked texts and a special dyslexic-friendly font, each book is age-appropriate and finely levelled to ensure you’ll always have the right book for each child. Each story is linked to a non-fiction test to build children’s vocabulary and knowledge.
From White Water, Stage 1 (Series 2) Reading book
Reading Assistant software – 5 CDs
Rapid’s ground-breaking speech recognition software is designed to act like another teacher in the class-room. Using the UK's largest speech recognition lexicon (with 240+ hours of children's voice data), it provides essential practice and support as children work through the titles. The software:
enables the pupil to practice re-reading the book
prompts and supports the child as they read aloud
provides a simple glossary to identify unfamiliar and difficult words
includes interactive quizzes to check comprehension
records and rewards each child's reading performance
From Rapid Reading Assistant software, Stage 6
Benchmark books – 1 for each Stage
The assessment books contain benchmarking tools to help you assess, monitor and track each child’s reading progress. One Benchmark book for each stage mirrors the look and feel of the Rapid’s reading books and is designed to be read after the reading books at that level.
The results from your benchmarking sessions will allow you to place each child at the correct level within Rapid, identify when they are ready to move on to the next stage and monitor their progress in a non-pressurised way.
The Benchmark books are also contained on the Reading Assistant CDs.
Teaching Guides – 1 for Starter Levels and 4 for Stages 1-6
Rapid’s pick-up-and-go teaching guides make interventions easy to set up and run; they’re perfect for Teaching Assistants and SENCos and contain guided reading lesson notes, ideas for speaking and listening, and follow-up activities to extend children’s comprehension, spelling and writing skills.
Online Digital Platform
Rapid online is a brand new online catch-up service for today’s Primary school digital classroom. Just like their mainstream classmates, struggling learners and children with SEN need to read books, learn through an engaging interactive environment and work independently. Rapid now makes catch-up fun, interactive and inclusive. Find out more.
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