Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi: Implementation for impact and enduring, reciprocal high trust relationships between families, whānau and schools
Implementation for impact and enduring, reciprocal high trust relationships between families, whānau and schools.
On this page
- School leadership and student outcomes..
- Crucial to the impact of Reading..
- First do no harm VIDEO..
- Implementation exemplars..
- BES Implementation Exemplars
Reading Together®: is a research-based and cost-effective workshop programme for parents, children, teachers and librarians. It helps parents and caregivers to support their children's reading at home more effectively. The high impact of Reading Together® was initially demonstrated in a randomised controlled trial. Find out more about the underpinning evidence in:
School leadership and student outcomes: Identifying what works and why:
Authors: Alton-Lee, A., V. Robinson, M. Hohepa and C. Lloyd (2009)
Best evidence Synthesis Iteration (BES). Wellington: Ministry of Education
The programme also supports children's affective and social development, and enhances relationships between children and parents, parents and teachers, and families and librarians.
The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) assessments found that "number of books at home" was a major predictor of success at school. Reading Together® ensures that schools and families are able to support children's access to, and enjoyment of meaningful text.
In 2014 a Select Committee recommended the implementation of RT across all decile 1 -5 schools.
Crucial to the impact of Reading Together® is the care taken to build trust:
Exemplars from Ngati Moko Marae, Otahuhu and Manurewa demonstrate all the work behind the scenes to ensure high trust is built with families and whānau, and successful, high impact implementation.
While these videos highlight the spirit, intent and impact of RT, they should not be seen as an alternative to adhering to the detailed workshop content, processes and sequencing. The long-term effect is leveraged through the evidence-informed implementation process explained in the Reading Together®: Workshop Leader's Handbook, associated smart tools, and other resources.
Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi:
Here are quick links to the BES exemplars demonstrating critical success factors for effective implementation of Reading Together® in a school iwi partnership, a school serving predominantly Pacific communities and a school serving a multi-cultural community.