Rapid Reading


Why choose Rapid?

  • Improves reading comprehension as well as decoding and comprehension improvement

  • Keeps children working independently, in-class or during intervention time

  • Facilitates better communication of progress and targets between staff

  • Privacy for children to make mistakes and self correct

  • Provides the appropriate interest level for all readers 

Get on the Rapid line with the new Rapid online platform

The new Rapid platform includes a unique mix of child-focused activitieshome access for parents and students and teacher reporting tools to ensure you are equipped to support your ELL students in this new digital age.

What's included in Rapid online?

  • 224 fiction and non-fiction e-books
  • Read to me, click to prompt read and record features
  • Comprehension, fluency and vocabulary activities and rewards
  • Reporting including pupil profile and RAG scores

See how Rapid is structured


NEW – Rapid Upper Levels for Stages 7-9

The 24 new print readers cover Rapid Stages 7–9, which equates to UK National Curriculum levels 3C–3A. They also respond to the new 2014 UK English curriculum.

Each of the main readers are split into four reads and include an introductory page and a quiz page for comprehension and discussion:

  • Fiction story, split into 4 chapters (18 pages)
  • Play script (6 pages)
  • Poem (2 pages)
  • Non-fiction (8 pages)

Customer Reviews

Helen Challinor, Head of Curriculum
Sage College: The British school of Jerez,
26 March 2015

Rapid reading is simply the perfect choice for our students. 95% of our students have English as a second language and most are intimidated by the traditional reading schemes. Rapid offers the solution for our emergent readers by offering them a programme of reading at their level with subjects that gain and sustain their interest. Having the programme accessible online makes monitoring and evaluation not only possible but enjoyable for both student and teacher. In today's technological age, this programme is providing the essential daily link with reading. Our students are now reading English books for pleasure and are excited about the stories they have discovered. This has all been possible thanks to the Rapid reading programme.