Hi I'm a TA delivering the Read Write Inc catch-up literacy intervention four times a week. I have a small group of students who are withdrawn from lessons to attend. Recently when I asked them to give feedback on what they like about it and what they want to be changed, one of them explicitly said they don't like coming because they find it boring and they want to be in their normal lesson instead. Now, I must say I understand that they find the sessions boring because the activities and tasks are very structured, meaning the programme pretty much has to be followed by the book. The type of activity is the same in each book; it is just the topic that changes. I feel things have become too predictable and repetitive for my students. I try and jazz things up with games, bring sweets in for the winners, achievement points and the like. But the fact remains that we have to get the work done, which they don't want to do anymore. I can't change the format of the intervention, but the girls are fed up and very demotivated despite my constant efforts to engage them. I have more behaviour problems because of it, and I cannot physically change the style of delivery. Because I had to have words with them over silly behaviour, they resent me even more. As a result I too feel down. I guess I am quite fortunate in that I only have about 6 lessons left with them!! How to pick myself up??