I am currently supporting year 5 children. They currently read a text over a week, then answer comprehension questions based on the text. This means that over the week the children will have heard the story four times and as they take turns to read different parts of the text, if they attend all of the sessions they will read it once over a week. These children do not read at home or are they listened to by their parents regularly. I have noticed that some of the children do not know all of their sounds based on the letters and sounds KS1 programme. They also lack knowledge of some of the high frequency words. They occasionally struggle with some of the blends such as words ending in mp or tch. I currently assessing them to find out where the gaps are, so that I can advise the teacher. I know that children need a combination of phonics knowledge and to a variety of texts to develop their reading skills adequately. I am concerned that I am using the time slot effectively to promote their reading or should I be doing something else such as word games. I have been asked to help them with fluency and expression,but It is difficult when they are unfamiliar with basic words. Once I have found out where the gaps are would it be more effective to teach the high frequency as sight words in a game format for a while before going back to main texts. Any ideas welcomed. Also at my son's school the reading books are colour coded according to reading age. Children take a book based on their reading age and are not allowed to progress onto the next colour code until they are ready. Is there a publication anywhere which I can use to give me an indication of which modern texts are suitable for what reading age ability. So that I could organise the books in the classroom accordingly.