60-Second Reading Intervention Training

How to deliver effective reading interventions using Twinkl's 60 Second Reading Interventions
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Designed by Twinkl to support teachers and teaching assistants who are looking to provide reading interventions in their classrooms.
Learn how to assess a child's reading age.
Learn how to use running records to record reading fluency.
Learn how to send related home learning activities related to reading.


  • There are no prerequisites - this course is effective for all levels of experience.


This course has been designed to support teachers, teaching assistants, tutors and parents looking to deliver effective reading intervention to children falling behind age-related expectations. It will talk you through how and importantly, why the use of intervention tools such as running records and reading-age assessment are so valuable. The course has been designed to be completed in around an hour.

Initially, texts are aimed at children who have a reading age of less than 5 years and they contain a maximum of 40 words per text. Eventually, texts become suitable for children with a reading age of over 7 years and contain an average of 150 words per text. Alongside developing fluency, this programme gradually builds comprehension skills by providing accompanying questions that begin by requiring a verbal answer and progress towards constructing written responses.

By using the accompanying running record, this programme offers diagnostic guidance which allows you to identify specific weaknesses and tailor the scheme to support each individual child. The tracking grid allows you to accurately assess the progress of all children within your class at a glance.

What Can Information from This Intervention Programme Be Used For?

When delivered on a regular basis using the accompanying running record, information gained from this intervention programme can be used to:

  • assess pupils’ reading speed and fluency;

  • highlight gaps in pupils’ phonics knowledge;

  • identify the next steps in a pupil’s learning journey;

  • identify gaps and tailor provision for groups;

  • report information on pupils’ progress to parents and caregivers;

  • develop a consistent approach to reading intervention across KS1;

  • allocate support staff time effectively;

  • identify books appropriate for a pupil’s reading level.

Who this course is for:

  • UK primary teachers and teaching assistants looking to deliver reading interventions within their classes.


Educational Researcher
Graeme Forth
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Graeme is an Educational Researcher at Twinkl Educational Publishers. He was an experienced primary school teacher before completing a masters in Educational Research and joining the Innovation team at Twinkl. He is passionate about making sure teaching resources do the job they're designed for. Part of this work is around developing fast, effective CPD both on how to use Twinkl products, and pedagogy more generally.

Classic English & Handwriting Product Owner @ Twinkl
Becky Escreet
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Hi I'm Becky from Twinkl and I'm the Classic English & Handwriting Senior Product Owner @ Twinkl HQ, Sheffield.

Passionate about creative approaches to English teaching and helping educational professionals in maintaining a work-life balance. My training courses are designed to help educators teach the curriculum aims from th National Curriculum for England.

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