Optima Framework for Teaching Reading
Optima Reading teaches all the skills that research has indicated are
essential in learning to read within the context of real books.
Optima Reading is currently the only approach to teaching reading that
explicitly rejects the use of phonically regular reading schemes in
favour of real books, yet without compromising teachers’ ability to
fulfil the demands of phonic teaching requirements.
Teachers and children then read a rich variety of real books and are explicitly shown how to apply their skills in a wide range of contexts where they share fiction and non-fiction together.