TextNow®

Engage struggling readers with a one-to-one reading programme

Young people who don’t enjoy reading don’t read. This results in poor literacy skills and impacts on their ability to engage with all areas of the curriculum. TextNow® is the only one-to-one reading programme for secondary school-age reluctant and struggling readers that is proven to rapidly improve reading skills. It motivates young people by giving them a choice of what they read.

What is TextNow®?

TextNow® is a 10-week, targeted intervention that motivates readers with tuition, rewards, and reading choice.

  • One-to-one reading sessions: structured, 20-minute sessions with a foster carer, five times a week for 10 weeks.
  • Incentive-based reading: readers earn credits to spend on thousands of books through the MyChoice! scheme.
  • Training for foster carers: training sessions to prepare carers for their role as reading coach.

“She is now reading at any opportunity: in the car, in the park, at the beach, anywhere and everywhere. She has really benefited from the TextNow programme.”
Reading gains of 27 months

TextNow reading programmes are proven to:

  • Improve reading skills of underachieving young people with a  programme proven to achieve reading gains of up to 27 months over ten weeks.
  • Motivate young people to read through their own choice of reading material and an online rewards system through MyChoice!
  • Quantify outcomes with a performance report that enables you to evidence how targeted funding has been used to good effect.
  • Raise attainment across all areas of the curriculum with improved reading and comprehension skills and increased confidence and self-esteem.