Hooked on Books – Transforming the Teaching of Reading


Do you wish the children in your classroom were engaged readers and not reluctant readers?

If you want to foster a productive reading culture in your school then Hooked on Books, developed by Jane Considine, is the system for you. A step-by-step framework that transforms the teaching of reading in the primary education phase, Hooked on Books is research informed and evidence based. Practical, accessible and transformational, this book outlines strategies to maximise reading results and increase reading engagement.

“Over the past two years, our school has fully embedded ‘Book Talk’ into daily practice from Reception to year 6. Our work with Jane Considine has been fundamental in our school’s progress and our children’s outcomes, helping the school’s Ofsted rating go from Inadequate to GOOD in 3 years. Thank you!”
Mark Richards, Headteacher of St John’s C of E Primary School, Dorking.

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Reading is crucial to children’s development and potential for success in life. Research shows that children who read books often at age 10 and continue to read through adolescence, gain higher results in maths, vocabulary and spelling tests at age 16 than those who read less regularly.

Nothing is more important in education than ensuring that every child can read well. Pupils who can read are overwhelmingly more likely to succeed at school, achieve good qualifications, and subsequently enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career. Those who cannot will find themselves at constant disadvantage.

Jane Considine’s system, Hooked on Books, transforms the teaching of reading in the primary education phase and provides structures for success.

Key aspects of the Hooked On Books system include: 

  • Book Talk – a whole class comprehension and a targeted  group approach, ensuring all individuals are accountable
  • The Reading Rainbow – a fully comprehensive approach that targets reading competencies, covers the National Curriculum and develops understanding
  • Demonstration Reading – the art of modelling the internal thinking of a reader. This is to demonstrate how a reader thinks during the process of ‘reading for meaning’
  • Demonstration Comprehension – clear, out loud thinking by the teacher whilst modelling answers to questions and showcasing ‘thesaurus thinking’ to ensure the most precise words are used

Additional information

Weight.75 kg
Dimensions22 × 17 × 2.5 cm

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