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Project X Origins

Effective whole-school guided reading

Project X Origins

Effective whole-school guided reading

Project X Origins is the new name for the original Project X books. This ground-breaking guided reading programme has now been updated to provide even better support for your literacy young readers:

  • Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and an incredible continuous character adventure that engages children from Reception to Year 6
  • In-built assessment using the Oxford Ros Wilson Reading Criterion Scale
  • Comprehensive Guided Reading Notes for every book covering phonics skills, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing
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Series contains:

  • 200 reading books
  • A Teaching Handbook with PCMs per school year
  • Comprehensive Guided/Group Reading notes for every book
  • Interactive stories software for the whole class, perfect for use on interactive whiteboards
  • Project X Handbook: Let's get Boys Reading and Writing: An Essential Guide to Raising Boys' Achievement
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    View structure chart (PDF)

    New to Project X Origins? Start here...

    Project X Origins Autumn 2016 Leaflet

    1. See the Structure chart

    Take a closer look at how Project X Origins delivers high-quality guided reading.

    2. Find out what schools are saying (video)

    Hear how Project X Origins has transformed guided reading at Linden Primary in Gloucestershire.

    3. Try a free lesson

    Try a free Project X Graphic Texts lesson

    Phonics screening check support service

    4. Book your appointment

    Book your appointment with your local Educational Consultant

    Guided Reading Training

    5. Book your free guided reading workshop

    Hear from Lindsay Pickton on embedding best practice

    Assess progress in reading and writing with Project X

    6. Effective assessment in Project X Origins (PDF)

    Find out more about the reading assessment cycle with Project X Origins

    Already using Project X Origins? Take these next steps

    Getting the most out of your Guided Reading Programme

    Implementation Guide (PPT)

    A handy presentation on how to get the most out of your guided reading programme

    Guided Reading Training

    Free guided reading workshops

    Book your place at a free guided reading workshop with Lindsay Pickton to maximise the impact of your Project X Origins resources

    Project X Graphic Texts

    Take a look at our new resources

    Free teaching support

    Register for free on Oxford Owl to find teaching support, animations and eBooks

    Keep updated

    Receive updates on the latest news and developments in our e-newsletter

    Using your Pupil Premium for Project X Origins (PDF)

    Read how Project X Origins supports approaches identified as raising the attainment of disadvantaged children

    Other Project X resources

    Explore the rest of Project X


    • “The biggest problem I have with Origins is getting the children to close their books.”

      Mrs Susan Robinson, Year 5 Teacher, Park View Community Primary School, Manchester