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jenni10ukHi - I have just been looking up the comprehension materials. On amazon you can buy a teachers handbook, a pupil book and an anthology. Do you need to buy the module books aswell or can you get by on the comprehension alone?
I've just bought the anthology and pupil book for year 5 to see how I go - thought I'd try some books on approval from OUP if we decide to go for it and the spelling properly rather than shell out myself without really knowing how it will work. I will claim for the other two from school though I think. Not sure what you mean by the module books though - was that for comprehension plus or a different part of the RWI scheme (there are so many!!)
We don't have the fresh start stuff - we have only been using RWI in FS and KS1 since last Christmas and didn't buy into anything for KS2 but we have to do something to work on some of the issues.
I will PM wmy email to you so we can stay in touch.
RWI sucks a big bag of bums.
We are using RWI fresh start at the moment. I am confused. Another school advised us to do a RWI fresh start week then a comprehension week from the comprehension booklet. However I am working with y5 pupils and when I have read up on this , they should be doing RWI Comprehension plus. Also its seems silly to drop the fresh start at the end of the week then go to the comprehension the next week. Has anyone done the training that could enlighten me? Much appreciate it if you can!
Hi Hubcap. When we first took on RWI, the school school started with the basic phonics. Years 5/6 did Fresh Start to ensure they had the basic skills and knowledge. It's a fast track catch up programme. Only when they have secured the basics should they then move on to comprehension plus. Remember Fresh Start is the phonics programme and until they have a secure understanding of reading they cannot access comprehension plus. I adopted the comprehension after my year 6 had completed the fresh start programme. Hope that helps :)
Can I ask, the fresh start doesn't include spelling does it? I have the spelling stuff but didn't manage to get it going this year - for anyone who does it, is it fairly easy for the children to work through it with their partner or does it need a lot of adult support?
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