Jan. 12, 2016
A December 2015 report by the National Literacy Trust found that e-books are a vital tool in motivating reluctant readers, particularly boys.
During the e-book project which lasted for an average of 4.2 months in schools, boys’ reading levels increased by an average of 8.4 months, compared to 7.2 months progress made by girls.
The percentage of boys that felt reading was difficult almost halved from 28.0% to 15.9%, suggesting that confidence in their own reading ability also increased as a result of this project.
Twice as many boys also thought reading was 'cool' at the end of the project, increasing from 34.4% before to 66.5% afterwards.
Serial Mash is an online e-books project that has been short-listed for numerous educational awards. It publishes weekly, serialised chapter books for lower and upper KS2, every half term of the school year. It also includes a growing library of KS1 books. All of the books come complete with a range of activities and teacher resources, including SPaG and GPS worksheets based around the new curriculum testing standards.
The stories are fun, fast paced and engaging and tens of thousands of children have already given the books a huge thumbs up. So if you want to get your reluctant readers motivated and reading get your hands on SERIAL MASH now!
(At £200 per year for the whole school, it's a steal!)
You can find out more about Serial Mash (and sign up), here.
Best Whole Curriculum Resource - ERA 2015
Best Whole Curriculum Resource - BETT 2015
Best Paid for ICT Product - ERA 2015