The Hodder Reading Project provides an accelerated route for lower-attainers to catch up with their peers in reading. It gives clear support for teachers working with pupils whose reading levels are significantly below the national average. The Hodder Project: Levels 3-4 identifies blocks to progression and takes pupils from National Curriculum Level 3 to Level 4. It comprises the Teacher's Resource, Pupil's Book and 6 Readers. Teacher's Resource: full guidance on using the scheme - information on characteristics of Level 3 and 4 readers and securing progress through one level to the next; tests to diagnose pupil's Level, produce their reading profile, target-set and to tailor appropriate teaching using Pupil's Book and Readers, and follow-up tests for use after scheme to track progress; support for using the Pupil's Book to teach and track progress, linking activities to the KS3 Framework; comprehensive guidance on teaching the Readers with full plans, objectives, pupil reading guides and photocopiable masters.
Sue Hackman has been closely involved in the development of the Key Stage 3 English Strategy, and is the author of successful material for lower-attainers, including Fast Forward and Hodder English Gold.