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29 November 2015

Chatterbooks Information for Schools

An introduction to Chatterbooks clubs for schools – the benefits and how to get involved.

29 October 2015

Books for emergent readers

Our Find a Read database contains hundreds of books from mainstream and specialist publishers that have been assessed for readability. Also attached here is a list of publishers, their websites and the levels they cater for.

27 October 2015

Reading Ahead case studies and tips

Please use these links to see a range of examples of how Reading Ahead is run in different settings and the impact it has on individual participants.

20 October 2015

Read Anytime Anywhere

Download this new booklet from UNISON’s Inclusive Learning Project packed with ideas about how to run Reading Ahead in workplaces.

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks flyer

Use this A5 flyer to promote the benefits of running Chatterbooks clubs.

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks and The Children's University

Chatterbooks activities are validated for inclusion with the Children’s University. Children aged 5-12 who attend weekly Chatterbooks sessions can count up to five hours of time in their Children’s University Passports.

23 September 2015

Quick Ideas for ice-breakers

These ideas have been tried by Chatterbooks group leaders in schools and libraries. There are lots of ice-breaker activities you can choose but these are all related to books and authors. Often children may not arrive all at the same...

23 September 2015

Quick Ideas for creative activities

These ideas have been tried by Chatterbooks group leaders in schools and libraries and work with almost any theme or collection of books. They require very few resources and allow children freedom to design and create in response to books...

23 September 2015

Quick Ideas for drama activities

These ideas have been tried by Chatterbooks group leaders in schools and libraries and work with almost any theme so why not give them a try!

23 September 2015

Top Tips for setting up a Chatterbooks club in your school

This top tips guide will walk you through the main steps of how to set up a Chatterbooks club in your school

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks and Arts Award

You can use Chatterbooks activities with children aged 5 and above to help them achieve Arts Award Discover and Arts Award Explore.

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks - Programme planning template

Use this template to plan your Chatterbooks sessions. You will probably be able to fit in at least 10 sessions in a term.

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks - Book Discussion Guide

Use this quick guide to help you support children to discuss, review and recommend books

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks Session Planning Template

Use this handy sheet to plan your Chatterbooks session and ensure you have everything you need to hand.

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks Session Register

Use this register template to record attendance at your Chatterbooks club

16 September 2015

Quick Reads reading group toolkit

A resource created by Quick Reads and Unison for union learning representatives.

16 September 2015

Supporting adults with literacy

A short introduction on how to help adults with literacy difficulties.

11 September 2015

Pictures or it Didn't Happen learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Pictures or it Didn’t Happen by Sophie Hannah.

09 September 2015

Paris for One learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Paris for One by Jojo Moyes.

09 September 2015

Out of the Dark learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Out of the Dark by Adele Geras.

09 September 2015

Hidden learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Hidden by Barbara Taylor Bradford.

08 September 2015

Four Warned learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Four Warned by Jeffrey Archer.

08 September 2015

Dead Man Talking learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle.

07 September 2015

Blackout learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Blackout by Emily Barr.

07 September 2015

A Cruel Fate learning resource

Classroom activities and discussions relating to A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis.

27 August 2015

Top Tips for Star Reviewers

If your Chatterbooks childrens’ reading group is taking part in the Star Reviewers scheme to review new books, then take a look at these top tips to get your group writing super Star Reviews!

14 May 2015

Interactiver prescriber leaflet - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

A digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions. The prescriber can digitally select titles from the list, then print the leaflet. The leaflet also provides information about how the scheme works,...

25 January 2015

Health professionals FAQ - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

Answers to health professionals’ frequently asked questions about Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia.

23 January 2015

Making the most of your book - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

This guide, prepared by Dr Deirdre Bonner, provides an introduction to the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia scheme, and how to make the most of the books.

21 January 2015

Commissioning guidelines - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

This document provides information about Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia. It includes case studies showing how libraries can work with public health to deliver the scheme.