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Fiction Express,

[Key Stage 2] Inspiring children who have limited experience and limited reading

Manorfield Primary School (London)

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“Fiction Express has changed the culture of reading at our school.” Paul Jackson, Headteacher

Manorfield Primary School (London), a state school located in a socioeconomically challenged area.

What they were looking to achieve

  • To boost reading for pleasure at home and school.
  • To give reluctant readers more choice and enjoyment due to interactive elements.
  • To offer quality, purposeful, independent reading activities during carousel guided reading time

Why they recommend Fiction Express to other teachers

  • Fiction Express is a great tool to get children reading and enjoying their reading.
  • Excellent per-pupil price given the extensive Fiction Express content and complementary functionalities in comparison to traditional paper books
  • Very good quality

Impact on pupils’ learning

  • Fiction Express has a huge impact on children’s enjoyment of reading. It actually transferred from FE into books and we see children engage in a much richer way.
  • Children are now able to articulate why they like texts, why they like reading. The enjoyment of reading just shines through.
  • Fiction Express builds vocabulary through the online glossary.
  • Children can read anywhere, don’t need to take a book. Great if they’ve forgotten to take a book home.

Enhancement of teachers’ work

  • Teachers can monitor quickly and easily children’s reading habits and progress through tracking.
  • We can motivate our students to read more by rewarding the heavy readers through competitions in each class.
  • Saves teachers time when planning meaningful reading activities.
  • Fiction Express introduces teachers to quality writing and new authors.

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