Read Write Inc - Fresh Start

A proven second chance for your struggling older readers

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start rescues students aged 9 and above who are below age-related expectations, using a phonics-based approach. Read Write Inc. Fresh Start gives older students, who have not yet cracked the 'code of reading', the chance to catch up and become confident, fluent readers and writers.

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start:

  • accelerates students' progress with finely levelled modules, and engages them with age-appropriate anthologies
  • supports EAL students with extensive vocabulary guidance and clear comprehension activities
  • comprises a Teaching Handbook, Green Word Cards, 33 Modules and 7 full-colour Anthologies.

Read Write Inc. Training


Behind the phenomenal success of Read Write Inc. is professional development that ensures effective implementation, a shared language around phonics and consistent practice across the school. The training is matched to the needs and requirements of your school and is delivered by an outstanding trainer who will show you how to teach effectively and confidently using Read Write Inc. Phonics. Choose to either attend a central training session, or book an in-school training session whenever best suits your school.

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Student resources



Fresh Start Modules:

  • include step-by-step activities to build skills and confidence
  • contain engaging age-appropriate texts that are appealing to all students
  • include a fiction or non-fiction text and a range of writing and comprehension activities
  • reinforce sounds and graphemes taught during the phonics lessons through further practice in the Modules.


Fresh Start Anthologies:

  • include a variety of lively non-fiction, poetry and fiction texts to engage even the most reluctant readers
  • encourage students to read for pleasure with full colour texts including quizzes, playscripts, and comic strips to enjoy
  • are fully integrated within the Fresh Start program and support teachers with effective lesson planning and organisation.

Teaching resources



Fresh Start Handbook:

  • incorporates all teaching notes and guidance in one place
  • provides detailed guidance on how to implement Fresh Start as your literacy program
  • is an essential tool and supports teachers with effective assessment, lesson planning, and organisation to ensure their struggling students learn to read and write confidently.


Module Green Word Cards

  • The double-sided cards include trickier words from the Module texts.
  • One side includes dots and dashes to show the graphemes in the word and a definition of the word in context.
  • One side shows the word on its own to help with fluency.

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