The Reading Dialogue: Reciprocal Reading Strategy
The Reading Dialogue: Reciprocal Reading Strategy for Primary Schools

Reading Dialogue: Reciprocal Reading Programme

Reading Dialogue:
A strategy to develop and improve reading comprehension in Primary Schools.

Proven to raise standards dramatically in just 6 months.


Effective and proven approach to teaching reading in KS1 and KS2.

Achieve outstanding results across the school and in Year 6 SATS. Rigorous approach that develops dialogic talk, cooperation, glossary work and comprehension that sets your pupils for success. Excellent strategy for all including the EAL,SEN and greater depth readers


Improve Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools


Ready made Resources. Save hours of teachers time. easy to implement.


a cost-effective approach, brings above average results.


The Reading Dialogue Programme

Initially developed in 2008 and highly praised in the Ofsted publication ‘Excellence in English’ in 2012.

“Pupils responded very positively to the clarity of this structure, to the sense of progress it conveyed, and the opportunities they had to show initiativ

—The Reading Dialogue is different, providing a straightforward way to deliver reading sessions.

Ready made worksheets and prompt sheets help pupils to develop their reading skills. All the resources are provided saving valuable teachers’

This strategy is a logical and straightforward one to deliver, taking much less organising than many other programmes. After a single hour training staff were ready to start. The resources were a great starting point and meant that we could get up and running straight away.


The Reading Dialogue programme provides all the resources and is easy to implement. This  approach fully meets the requirements of the National Curriculum and is in line with the new Ofsted framework.

Consists of specifically designed worksheets which provide scaffolding for pupils and teachers.

•Efficient set up, after an hour of INSET
training teachers  are ready to start.

•Provides easy and regular opportunities for ongoing qualitative assessment of reading.

•A broad based approach to developing reading comprehension that incorporates the development of thinking skills

•A cost-effective approach bringing above average results.

Proven to raise standards dramatically in just 6 months - case studies available on request.


‘This approach …provides an original and distinct curriculum that has enabled all pupils in the school, including those learning English as an additional language, to achieve very highly in English.’
— ‘Excellence in English’ - Ofsted 2012


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