Pathways to Read is a programme designed to equip pupils in KS2 with key skills to move them through the reading process towards becoming competent and fluent readers.

The units provide clear detailed lesson plans and resources linked to high-quality texts, ensuring engaging and purposeful reading sessions.

The programme follows a mastery approach to learning with three categories of skills developed each half-term: ongoing skills, core skills and mastery skills. Pupils will focus on 2-3 objectives over the course of each half-term.

Included in the package:

  • Methodology document to support implementation
  • Overview of year group skills and genre coverage for KS2
  • Detailed whole class reading plans
  • Detailed grouped reading plans to follow on from each whole class session for Y3-Y6
  • Fully resourced sessions including teaching PowerPoints
  • Progression document to support mixed-age classes
  • KS2 assessment materials
  • Creative links to the wider curriculum when combined with Pathways to Write

If you already have Pathways to Read in school:

There are additional units available to supplement your curriculum. There is not a full set of additional units. In Year 1, there are two additional units to choose from. Check your current package to ensure you do not buy a duplicate. If you have any questions about this, please contact

Please order by downloading and completing the order form above to access your Pathways Literacy discount prices.

If you are new to the Pathways to Read programme: 

Design a fully bespoke package for your school and curriculum. If you are a current Pathways to Write customer, you need to consider the thematic links using the overview. For other schools, you can make a choice of units, ensuring you have at least one unit per half term (Pathways to Read will work independently of Pathways to Write). If you have any questions about this, please contact

Units included in the package:

Pathways to Read – Year 3

Pathways to Read – Year 4

Pathways to Read – Year 5

Pathways to Read – Year 6

The supporting texts for the units of work can be purchased at Peters Ltd at 30% off the RRP price of the books*:
Please contact Oonagh Towse 07815 557646
Or, place your order online using discount code ‘LITCO30’ Click here for details
*You will receive 30% discount off the RRP on the vast majority of books ordered for the Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write programmes. Items excluded from this offer: book packs, plus short discount items (a small number of academic titles, big books, and audio titles). This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

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