Dee Reid has been involved in education for over 30 years. She trained as a Teacher on the PGCE course at Nottingham University and after teaching for many years she achieved her MA (Distinction) in Children’s Literature. She then joined Betty Root and Diana Bentley at the Reading and Language Information Centre at Reading University. Whilst there she analyzed the written vocabulary of 7 and 8 year olds which resulted in Word for Word (L.D.A.)
Dee is an expert in the field of children’s literacy and together has produced many award-winning series and some of the best education books and training programmes available to teachers looking to support children’s literacy.
'Storyworlds' (Heinemann) the popular reading scheme for young children
’The Really Practical Guide to Teaching English” (Nelson Thornes)
‘Literacy World’ (Heinemann) - the most successful Literacy programme in the UK
The award-winning RAPID Reading and RAPID Writing (Pearson) for pupils who struggle with literacy
RAPID Plus (Pearson) - a special needs reading scheme with online software for pupils in Years 7 & 8
Whilst teaching on the B Ed. Course at Oxford Brookes University, Dee researched ways teachers could help children with reading difficulties and this work became the foundation of the very successful and international recognised ‘Catch Up’ literacy intervention programme.
In 1995 Dee became independent literacy consultant working directly with schools and children throughout the UK. She uses her vast knowledge of how children learn to read and write to create courses that meet the concerns of teachers looking for quality training and most importantly to help children successfully progress with their reading and writing.
Dee's publishing work continues with RAPID Primary Stages 7 - 9 – chapter books extending the reading levels beyond the extremely successful RAPID Reading Stage 6.
Dee also carries out editorial levelling for Publishers and reviews current research on literacy.