Reading Planet Reading Scheme
Updated 30th March 2020
Before the school closure on Friday 20th March, we worked hard to ensure that all children had extra levelled reading books to take home. The older children will have now completed their chapter books and, for those of you who have younger children, you will probably know the words in their books off by heart as your children will have reread them several times.
In order to ensure that children can keep reading, we have bought into an online reading library called Rising Stars Reading Planet. This has many titles for the children to explore and they are all levelled to ensure that your children are reading at the right level. For those children that read often (and this, if nothing else, is the most important learning activity for your child while the school is closed) they will start to move up through the levels (mostly KS1 as books are shorter). We would suggest reading all the titles at each level before moving on unless your child is almost word for word accurate and reading with expression (making their reading sound like they are talking!)
Once you have logged on, you will see that there are two options to choose from: Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6). Key Stage 1 is actually suitable for EYFS too (Nursery and Reception). If your child is in KS2 but reading below age related expectations, they will access suitable books within KS1.
At De Lucy, we use Reading Recovery levels to grade our books and Rising Stars uses something very similar. If you look at the back of your child’s reading scheme book, you will see a number. It is either printed on the back of the book (may just appear as a colour) or is written on a sticky label. This tells you the Reading Recovery level of the book. Please see the below guidance to enable you to match your children’s Reading Recovery levels to the colours used in this library.
|Lilac||Lilac - no words||Purple||
RR 19 & 20
RR 1 & 2
RR 21 & 22
RR 3, 4 & 5
RR 23 & 24
RR 6, 7 & 8
RR 25 & 26
RR 9, 10 & 11
|Brown||Brown A & B
RR 27 & 28
RR 12, 13 & 14
|Grey||Grey A & B
RR 29 & 30
RR 15 & 16
RR 17 & 18
*Please note, RR levels finish at 30 and the children then move onto stages. Our stages go to Stage 18 but the children are introduced to chapter books also from Stage 15. This scheme only goes up to Stage 15.
In the Key Stage 1 section, there are different book sets that the children can choose from (Comet Street Kids, Galaxy etc). These provide different titles at most levels. However, in Key Stage 2, there is just one collection at each level.
For both Key Stages, each eBook in Reading Planet Online has a number of ‘checkpoint’ quizzes that appear at intervals throughout the book. These checkpoint quizzes are designed to check pupils’ understanding of the text up until that point and are indicated by the animated quiz icon shown in the screenshot.
At the end of every book there is a longer quiz that checks overall understanding of the text. This quiz is also instantly marked, and the pupil is awarded a bronze, silver or gold star according to their score. Pupils are given the opportunity to review their answers at the end of each quiz. There are also printable worksheets to allow your children to further engage with the text.
These books can be accessed on a phone, tablet or computer. We hope that your children enjoy reading these and that they continue to make good progress in their reading development.
Links to access this this service have been emailed to parents.
You will then need to register with:
- an email address
- child's first name
- child's surname