"Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen in a way that lets us communicate effectively and make sense of the world." -…
Engage Literacy Reading Scheme
When children are learning to read and developing their skill, it is important that they have access to books of the right difficulty level. They should be challenging enough so that improvement can be made – yet not too difficult, so that they can still read with enough fluency to maintain interest, engagement and enjoyment.
About Engage Literacy
The Engage Literacy reading scheme provides all of the aforementioned and can be used as a stand-alone primary school reading scheme or complement and enhance your current reading scheme. At Early Years Resources we offer packs from this book-banded reading programme, consisting of 11 colour coded bands, covering a huge variety of subjects to capture the interest of all young readers.
The award-winning primary school reading scheme combines levelled high-interest fiction paired with non-fiction books, full of engaging artwork and stimulating photographs. Ideal for both guided and independent reading, each book is precisely levelled to ensure progression, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the bands.
Engage Literacy Reading Bands
In each band there are thematically linked fiction and non-fiction books to help develop a love for both factual reads and stories. A sense of continuity is created through the use of well-loved characters as the children progress though the levels. Covering Reading Recovery levels 1-25 the table below highlights the suitability of the packs:
|Band||Number of Books in Pack||Reading Recovery Level||National Curriculum Level||Age Guide|
|Pink||12||1-2||Towards Level 1||4 to 5 year olds|
|Red||12||3-5||Towards Level 1||4 to 5 year olds|
|Yellow||12||6-8||Level 1||4 to 5 year olds|
|Blue||12||9-11||Level 1||5 to 6 year olds|
|Green||12||12-14||Level 1||5 to 6 year olds|
|Orange||12||15-16||Towards Level 2||5 to 6 year olds|
|Turquoise||8||17-18||Towards Level 2||6 to 7 year olds|
|Purple||8||19-20||Level 2||6 to 7 year olds|
|Gold||8||21-22||Level 2||6 to 7 year olds|
|White||8||23-24||Towards Level 3||6 to 7 year olds|
|Lime||4||25||Level 3||7 years old +|
Engage Literacy provides a reliable and instructional framework by supplying running records and planning notes for teachers to record pupil process. Early Years Resources believe this reading scheme ideal for primary schools to be a perfect way for teachers to make literacy an engaging journey.
Watch the video below to hear about the benefits and successes of Engage Literacy:
Visit the Engage Literacy section of the website below and see the titles available in each pack.