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Project X

Raising boys' achievement


Project X is a modern, whole-school reading and writing programme specially developed to motivate boys and address the gender gap in literacy.

  • Highly motivating books and interactive digital resources that inspire today’s children
  • Research-based programmes, written by experts, designed to help every child succeed
  • The very best planning, teaching and assessment support to reduce your workload
  • A wealth of professional development advice on Oxford Owl to maximise impact

Series contains:

  • Guided reading
  • Independent reading
  • Phonics and comprehension intervention
  • Writing
  • Assessment linked to the Oxford Reading and Writing Criterion Scales
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Project X programmes

Hero Academy

Hero Academy

Flexible for one-to-one, independent and guided reading, a fully-decodable superhero-themed reading series for Key Stage 1.

Project X Comprehension Express

NEW: Project X Comprehension Express

Comprehension success in 10 weeks

Project X Origins

Effective whole-school guided reading
(Reception–Year 6/P1–7)

NEW: Project X Graphic Texts

A new way to approach guided reading (Years 4-6/P5-7)

Project X Alien Adventures phonics resources

Project X Alien Adventures

Decodable adventures to get boys reading independently
(Reception–Year 6/P1–7)

Big Writing Adventures grammar teaching

Online resources using the Big Writing approach

Find out more about Big Writing Adventures - an online resource for Reception–Year 6/P1–7 that uses the Big Writing approach, published by Oxford University Press

Project X CODE

A proven reading intervention for lower juniors
(Years 2–4/P3–5)

Project X Phonics

Project X Phonics

Phonics practice to really embed learning
(Reception–Year 1/P1–2)

Free Project X resources

Find the Perfect Read

Download your interactive curriculum mapping chart for Project X Origins

Oxford Owl Subscription

Register to Oxford Owl for access to free teaching support and resources

Sample lesson

Free Graphic Texts lesson

Follow these three simple steps for using a graphic text version of the literary classic, The Secret Garden, in a Guided Reading lesson

Professional development

Free comprehension workshops

Join a free introductory workshop with Lindsay Pickton to maximise the impact of your Project X Origins resources


Free Big Writing Adventures lessons

Register for free on Oxford Owl to try free Big Writing Adventures for Year 2, 4 or 6

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