Pathways to Read is designed to equip pupils in year 6 with key skills to become competent and fluent readers.

The year 6 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 year 6
  • Detailed whole class reading plans
  • Detailed grouped reading plans to follow on from each whole class session
  • Fully resourced sessions including teaching PowerPoints
  • Year 6 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:

Autumn 1: When we were Warriors by Emma Carroll

Autumn 2: Tyger by SF Said, Tigers by The Literacy Company OR The Place for Me: Stories about the Windrush Generation by Dame Floella Benjamin et al.

Spring 1: The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde OR Survivors: Extraordinary Tales from the Wild and Beyond by David Long

Spring 2: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, Exploring the Amazon by The Literacy Company  OR Goldfish boy by Lisa Thompson

Summer 1: Great Adventurers by Alistair Humphreys

Summer 2: Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll


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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