Project X Code Intervention
Project X Code is an intervention programme that's proven to work. It is a highly motivational character series keeps children reading as they revisit phonics skills and build key reading and comprehension skills.
- A unique 2-text approach in each book: Text 1 is 100% decodable to build children’s confidence, Text 2 is at least 80% decodable to challenge children and develop their vocabulary
- 14 entry and exit points mean that children can start and finish the intervention at a point that is right for them This links directly to the Oxford Reading Tree books which the chidlren read in class and bring home to share with you.
- Fully resourced with comprehensive lesson plans, easy-to-use assessment and progress tracking designed to accelerate progress
After one term of Project X CODE, pupils gained an average of 8.7 months on their phonics age, and 6.8 months on their sentence reading age. (Dr Ros Fisher, Associate Professor, University of Exeter)
A research trial was run over the summer term of 2012 and the data was analysed by an independent researcher. The results indicated that Project X CODE was very successful in supporting pupils who were experiencing difficulty in reading to make more than expected progress in sentence reading, phonics and comprehension. It also indicates that the programme is motivating to otherwise reluctant readers.The reading intervention was found to have useful teaching materials that are easy to use.
- Pupils made an average gain of 6.8 months in sentence reading age.
- Pupils made an average gain of 8.7 months in phonics age.
- Pupils made an average gain of 30% in comprehension scores.
- Pupils made an average gain of 20% in phonics scores.
Views of school staff:
Teachers and teaching assistants who were involved with the programme reported that.
- Children made good progress in reading.
- Children’s reading strategies improved.
- Children became more confident and motivated as readers.
- The texts are attractive and modern.
- The teachers’ materials are helpful and easy to use.
Views of parents and pupils:
Parents reported an increase in their children’s:
- motivation to read and that they talked about.
- the books at home.
- Children said they loved the books, they liked.
- to talk about them with their friends and that.
- they had helped with their reading.