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10 February 2021

Reading Well for children booklist

Reading Well for children booklist

10 February 2021

Reading Friends Matching Questionnaire

You can use this to match up your Reading Friends and Reading Befrienders by their interests and also find out more about them. It can be a useful way of finding out any support needs. If you’re able to email...

08 February 2021

The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael and August Ro - Teachers' Resources

One girl’s fierce journey to save her mother from the fate of the witch trials, with only nature to guide her way. 1647, twelve-year-old Art lives in a small village in Scotland. Her mother has always made potions that cure the...

05 February 2021

Advocacy leaflet Reading Ahead

Use this leaflet to explain the Reading Ahead programme to colleagues and potential partners. It contains information on how the programme works and the impact it has. There is a separate leaflet for Reading Ahead in prisons.

05 February 2021

Advocacy leaflet Reading Ahead in prisons

Use this leaflet to explain the Reading Ahead programme to colleagues and potential partners. It contains information on how the programme works and the impact it has.

05 February 2021

Reading Ahead image for plasma screens

Use this card to advertise Reading Ahead on screens or websites.

04 February 2021

Reading Friends Read, Talk Share editable portrait posters for virtual befriending

Editable Reading Friends posters which show virtual befriending. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

04 February 2021

February 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Express Yourself (Children's Mental Health Week)

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Express Yourself as expressing yourself is about finding ways to share...

03 February 2021

Reading Ahead glossary

One of the great things about reading is that you learn new words and expand your vocabulary, often without even realising! When writing your review think about how you could use these words to express your thoughts about what you have read.

31 January 2021

How to sign up to the website - guide for participants

This is a guide that can be shared with participants to show them how to set up their account. It is an editable word document so that you can add your organisation code – text highlighted red. Your unique code can...

31 January 2021

Publishers with books for emergent and reluctant readers

This short document suggests some publishers that are producing books for emergent and reluctant readers and dyslexia friendly books.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead cards for social media

Use these cards for promoting the challenge on social media. Remember to tag @readingagency #ReadingAhead so that we can amplify your posts.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead poster for peer-recommendations

The poster can be put up in a communal for Reading Ahead participants to suggest reads to peers.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead sign-up sheets

Use these sheets to sign-up participants and collect information for your evaluation form that you will need to complete when you finish the programme.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead editable posters

Use these posters to fill in local details on how to take part in Reading Ahead at your library.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead template for booklist

Use this template to curate suggested reads for your Reading Ahead participants. Use our emergent publishers resource or Find A Read to choose books at the right level or ask your team or Reading Ahead participants to recommend reads. The poster is...

29 January 2021

Read, Talk, Share Comms Toolkit

This toolkit includes information and resources, including visual assets, to help promote the Read, Talk, Share campaign.

29 January 2021

Reading Friends voicebox

This voicebox is a strong part of the Reading Friends brand so please do use where possible to represent Reading Friends. Let readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk know if you’d like an outline version.

28 January 2021

Reading Ahead Toolkit 2021

This toolkit covers everything you need to run Reading Ahead, how to get started and ideas for partnerships and engagement.

28 January 2021

Proud of Me by Sarah Hagger-Holt - Discussion Questions

An accessible child-centred story about self-acceptance and the importance of opening up to those closest to you. Becky and Josh are almost-twins, with two mums and the same anonymous donor dad. Josh can’t wait until he’s eighteen, the legal age when...

27 January 2021

Ryan Gattis' top tips for creative writing

Ryan Gattis is an American crime author and a PEN America Prison Writing Mentor. Here he has shared his top tips for creative writing. Please download and print this document to share with your residents.

27 January 2021

Prison libraries: short story competition and permission form

This competition is only open to people in prison. Publisher Picador and national charity The Reading Agency are holding a 500-word writing competition! This resource contains instructions for entering the competition and a permission form to be signed by the entrant. Print...

27 January 2021

How To Read Like A Writer - Guide by Crime Writer Ryan Gattis

This resource contains tips from crime writer Ryan Gattis on the importance of reading to be a good writer and what to look out for to build your skills. Take a look at our other resources by Ryan Gattis in the...

27 January 2021

Q&A with Crime Writer Ryan Gattis

Find out more about crime writer Ryan Gattis and his latest book, The System. Take a look at our other resources by Ryan Gattis in the Reading Ahead resources database: How to Read like a Writer, Ryan’s top tips for creative...

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training

Click here for our short videos for Reading Befrienders. There are five altogether that you can access using the link below (Vimeo). The training will be provided in other formats so watch this space! Please use Chrome to access. Watch the...

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 1

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 1. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 2

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 2. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 3

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 3. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 4

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 4. You can read this information instead of watching the video.

25 January 2021

Reading Befriender training PDF of video 5

PDF version of Reading Befriender training video 5. You can read this information instead of watching the video.