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Reading challenges

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Genre game
A set of cards asking students to match the title, blurb and genre of a range of popular children's books.
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Exploring book covers
A flexible resource which looks at book covers and what they can tell us about the book within! You'll need to provide a selection of book covers for the same text, with the title and author's name removed.
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Discussion cards
Cards to prompt students' thoughts about reading and young adult fiction. The Sequencing whizzy enables students to rank the varied opinions about reading.
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Fiction activities
A range of fiction related reading challenges to help develop reading skills. Useful for a reading project, working in the library or for homework.
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A reader's activity guide
A booklet with a range of challenges and activities to use with students to build reading skills. Useful for library lessons or project work.
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Reading postcards
A variety of postcards that students can use to recommend books of their choice. Perfect for display. Print as duplex/double sided to keep the postcard effect.
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The great reading race
Bring out the competitive edge in your students. This pack contains everything you need to embark on a reading challenge with a sports theme. Includes recommendation postcards, certficates and posters.
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Advertise me!
An advertising task with a difference. Get students thinking about all the benefits of reading!
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Getting quizzical
A fun quiz, perfect for library work or for World Book Day. Answers provided.
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Book survey
A reading and book survey encouraging discussion and the sharing of ideas about books and reading. Great for book weeks or World Book Day.
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Book quiz
A fun quiz about books and reading that could be used as part of World Book Day or book week in schools. Also works well as an end of term activity. (Answers on last page.)
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Reading journal
A straightforward reading journal to track private reading.
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World Book Day competition excerpts
A brilliant competition idea for World Book Day. Stick the excerpts up around the school and get your students to work out which books they come from. Use in conjunction with the Book Day competition answer form.
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World Book Day competition answer form
Space for the students to fill out their answers. (Use in conjunction with 'World Book Day competition excerpts'.)
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Independent reading project
This booklet guides pupils through an independent reading project. Ideal homework fodder.
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Culture crunch project
An innovative way to inspire students to read fiction and non-fiction books.
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The Big Reading Challenge
A selection of fun challenges including literature quizzes, a crossword and a creative challenge. Ideal for book week etc.
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Dinosaur advent calendar
Reading challenge - countdown to Christmas. (Note - fairly large file!).
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Create a reading quiz
Prepare a reading quiz based on shared reading. Form provided for pupils to use.
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Suggested reading lists for Year 10
Separate reading lists for girls and boys -a wide range of texts from Goodnight Mr Tom to Brave New World.
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The Genre Challenge
Guess the genre - say what type of book blurbs are from...
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Keeping a reader's journal
Prompt sheet - how to keep a reader's journal (designed for class readers). The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
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Activities for World Book Day
Originally designed for Primary teachers, though may also be useful at Secondary level.
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Guess the genre
Match the blurb to the genre and write your own.
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Reading poems - When I Read
2 amusing poems for a discussion / debate / leaflet about the benefits of reading (focusing on boys and reading).
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What is a book?
Use famous quotes to explore the importance of books and reading.
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Personal reading record - non fiction
Give your pupils these groovy reading records to keep track of and review their own reading. Extended version.
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Personal reading record - fiction
Give your pupils these groovy reading records to keep track of and review their own reading. Extended version.
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Personal reading record - non fiction
Give your pupils these groovy reading records to keep track of and review their own reading. Standard version.
KS3 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Reading challenges
Download Personal reading record - non fiction  in PDF format
Personal reading record - fiction
Give your students these reading records to keep track of and review their own reading.
KS3 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Reading challenges
Download Personal reading record - fiction  in PDF format

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Advertise me! is a fun resource and is particularly useful for emphasising the importance of audience. You could take in a variety of books as visual aids and ask pupils who they think the audience is for those books.

Emma Robinson, KS3 Intervention Manager 

   

 

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