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Longcause Community Special School

Longcause Community Special School

Learning for Life

Read Write Inc Comprehension

What is Read Write Inc Comprehension?


RWI Comprehension is a follow on scheme that pupils who have completed RWI Phonics will move on to. Pupils completing this programme will do this every day at 9.15 for one hour. 


The teacher introduces the first text by posing The Big Question – the key to comprehending the story. Children learn the meanings of potentially unfamiliar words, answer Quick Check questions, discuss the story, and compose written responses.

Children then read the second text. This shares a common theme with the story but is much shorter. It is used as a jumping off point to develop children’s vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and composition.