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31 March 2021

Tips for Writing a Review!

Read our tips on how to write a great review, other readers will be interested to hear your thoughts!

25 March 2021

The latest Quick Reads!

Quick Reads are short books written by bestselling authors. If you’re new to reading, struggle to find the time for longer books or want to try out some new authors – Quick Reads are the answer! These six titles were...

11 March 2021

Quick Reads versions of bestsellers!

We’ve gathered together six Quick Reads versions of bestsellers! If you’ve been wanting to see what all the fuss is about or join in the discussions on bestsellers but find the full text too long, try the Quick Reads version! If...

11 March 2021

Reading Ahead Ambassadors share their favourite books

If you’re just starting out on your reading journey or looking to try something new, why not take a recommendation from the experts! These six titles have been recommended by our Reading Ahead ambassadors and cover a range of topics and...

11 March 2021

Latest titles written by our Reading Ahead Ambassadors

Check out the latest titles written by our Reading Ambassadors, they cover a range of genres and topics so there’s something for everyone!

11 March 2021

Quick Reads by our Reading Ahead Ambassadors

A booklist of Quick Read texts written by our Reading Ahead Ambassadors.

08 March 2021

Challenge yourself to get Reading Ahead leaflet

What is Reading Ahead and why take part?

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.

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 Reading Ahead website - guides for participants

We have two guides that can be shared with participants to show them how to register on the website. - An editable A4 document that you can add your organisation code into - Four images that make up a visual guide that...

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...

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.

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

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...

24 January 2021

Roll of Honour 2019/2020

Roll of Honour 2019/2020 for the Reading Ahead Programme, listing the awards for organisations with their completer numbers.

23 November 2020

Reading Ahead 2021 contact details for admin account set up

Thank-you for ordering your materials for Reading Ahead 2021! To access the new Reading Ahead website and digital resources you will need to register for an admin account for your organisation. Please complete this form and return it to readingahead@readingagency.org.uk to...

26 October 2020

The Reading Agency booklist for ESOL learners

This booklist has been compiled as part of the Reading Ahead with ESOL in prisons project funded by The Bell Foundation together with guidance provided by NATECLA. Originally created for use in prisons, these books are useful for anyone working...

01 October 2020

Emergent Reader titles by Ransom

Ransom Publishing have a broad range of titles available to support emergent adult readers at various levels. Find out more in this leaflet and visit their website here: https://www.ransom.co.uk/catalogsearch/advanced

23 July 2020

Education & Training Foundation ESOL for Refugees: resources for new arrivals

Visit the Education & Training foundation for resources and teaching materials to support ESOL learners and specifically refugees. These resources aim to help ESOL practitioners better meet the early integration needs of refugees who are New to ESOL i.e. working below,...

23 July 2020

Beyond Words: Coping with Coronavirus Picture Stories

Free picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic. Take a look at the Beyond Words books for: Beating the Virus Mental health, end of life and bereavement Secure settings Here: https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/coping-with-coronavirus/#secure-settings

29 May 2020

Reading Ahead for prisons during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead in prison settings responding to the current lockdown during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

20 May 2020

Reading Ahead during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead despite closures of public libraries, colleges and workplaces during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...