The Literacy Intervention Toolkit (LIT) is an extraordinarily effective teaching programme. It employs evidence based strategies proven to increase progress in English and the wider curriculum for the lowest achieving students in year 7 – with most making an astonishing 3-4 years of progress in a single year.
Introducing the LIT Programme into your school will boost your students’ reading comprehension, thinking and learning skills. It will strengthen their confidence so that they can work with greater independence.
The programme is a ground breaking group intervention that will rapidly accelerate literacy and attainment ensuring that no pupil is left behind.
The programme’s unique and highly collaborative method of reciprocal teaching enables students to check that they understand the content of what they are reading, make inferences based on what they have read and improve their extended writing skills.
The LIT Programme includes:
- practical training for LIT tutors on LIT pedagogies and new guidance for assessment
- a structured curriculum with daily lessons covering a full academic year
- a full suite of online lessonplans for teachers to download and additional resources to support learning
- pre and post training telephone and email support
- planning and pupil resources (available online to download and print) for one year covering a range of texts, as well as written tasks
- a grammar booklet (available online to download and print) to accompany the LIT units
- methods for pupil identification on entry to Year 7
- assessment of pupils’ literacy skills
An annual subscription to LIT includes access to an online resource area and provision of implementation support
What our customers think
"Absolutely amazing! The LIT programme is an intervention that has been truly instrumental in improving the levels of literacy for students in Year 7 at Ashfield School... the largest secondary in the country."
Sam Henstock, Coordinator of the LIT Programme, Ashfield School, Nottinghamshire
“The comprehensive nature of the LIT Programme means that our pupils gain confidence in reading for meaning, which is ever more important across the curriculum. LIT sets them up well for the new challenges of KS4.”
Katherine Earle, Literacy Coordinator, Saint Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington
“The training was very thorough, interactive and engaging. We had lots of opportunity to practice the delivery and get to grips with the programme. It was confidently delivered and we are excited about the opportunity of using this in our school and helping our students to make progress in what appears to be very stimulating and accessible way.”
Tana Ferguson, Intervention Teacher, Oasis Academy Silvertown
“The LIT Programme has been incredibly effective as an alternative Year 7 English curriculum for the students who need to ‘catch-up’. The Reciprocal Teaching approach ensures all students regularly rehearse and develop their reading skills. We have seen fantastic progress and would highly recommend the programme.”
Helen McGarry, Head of Learning Support (SENDCo), Prenton High School, Lancashire
"The LIT Programme is one of the most effective interventions I have ever seen in practice. The resources provided are focussed and engaging. It’s simply outstanding."
"I have found the LIT Programme to be an incredibly worthwhile intervention over the past three years. In fact, I have even used it to develop my own child’s reading skills who is at primary school and it has worked brilliantly!"
Tim Murphy, English Teacher, Dagenham Park School
Why you should choose us
The LIT Programme has received local and national recognition and is currently being used in over 200 secondary schools.
If you are striving to ensure that all your students reach age related expectations, and grow in confidence and independence, introducing the LIT Programme into your teaching will be a game changer.