Closing the Reading Gap

Introducing ‘Closing the Reading Gap’

Nearly two years ago, I began researching and writing ‘Closing the Reading Gap’. After writing my book on vocabulary, I knew that reading was the natural next step. I knew that every teacher understands the tremendous value of reading – for school success and so much more – but not every teacher is trained equally …

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How could a text message transform literacy?

Just over five million adults in England are functionally illiterate, with the literacy skills equivalent to an eleven year old. Not only that, around half of the adults in prison are illiterate too. Such statistics can quickly stack up to portray a grim social picture. For teachers, well – the challenges that attend this problem …

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