Why Fiction Express?

One in five children in England cannot read well by the age of 11. As a result, 30% of children aged 11 to 17 years old aren’t reading for pleasure.”

“UK is the only OECD country where children and young adults are less literate than previous generations.”

Unemployed adults are twice as likely to have weak literacy skills as those in full-time employment.”

Sources: Department of Education - 2015; Source OECD - 2014

School result and reading habit graphic

How do you overcome weak literacy skills?

Reading has a central part in a child’s education and in preparing them for life after school. It helps children develop emotionally, socially, intellectually and culturally. It also underpins succesful access to education throughout their school careers and to employment beyond.

Developing reading habits

Fiction Express has been designed to improve poor reading habits by exciting children about reading and turning them into eager readers through the power of engagement.

The three R's

Reminder: weekly stories published in fast-paced chapters that keep readers hooked and waiting for the next twist in the plot.

Routine: students vote weekly to decide the plot – our secret weapon to continue their engagement.

Reward: the Fiction Express methodology allows students to co-create books and talk to the authors in real time through the forum.

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