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Rainbow – English Programme


The Rainbow English Programme is for schools that would like a modern reading programme, successfully supported by skills books (writing strand).

Uniquely, the Rainbow English Programme offers schools two different options:
1. A Core Reading Programme
2. A Levelled/Graded Reading Programme

As both options are in line with the demands of the new curriculum, the school can select the version that best suits its needs.

The reading component of the Rainbow English Programme takes the pupils on an exciting journey. Emma and her best friend, Luke, enjoy all kinds of adventures in their Irish town. All these stories are crafted with a hint of magic, while also reflecting the vibrant Ireland of today.

As the Rainbow English Programme has an Irish setting, the pupils will see their own world reflected in the stories and events. This includes the local GAA club, St Patrick’s Day adventures and trips to the farm.

The Rainbow English Programme Core Reader option includes:

  • 3 Core Readers per year (from Junior Infants to Second Class)
  • 1 Skills Book per year
  • 3 packs of supplementary/additional readers per year (levelled accordingly). There are 6 books per pack
  • A teacher’s resource book.

The Rainbow English Programme Levelled Reading option is linked to reading recovery levels and the book band system. It provides 12 colour-coded levels, with 9 books per level. An excellent teacher’s resource book guides the teacher through the levels.

For more information on our Rainbow Oral Language Programme click here.