Also known as Key Links Peer Reading the Connectors books use the small group peer reading approach and are based on the foundation of the reciprocal teaching.
Reciprocal reading stimulates children and raises reading standards fast. Each book explores a topical issue that gets children thinking and sharing ideas. Children work in small groups taking turns to read and lead a discussion about each text.
Children build their oral language and listening skills, develop a range of thinking strategies and gain confidence working in teams.
- A proven and cost effective way to narrow the attainment gap
- Formal classroom trials of Connectors show student's reading age leaping forward by 9.1 months in just 12 weeks
- Case studies show particular benefits for disadvantaged learners