Resources

22 November 2017

Reading Ahead 2016-17 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2016-17 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.

12 October 2017

Book recommendations for English language learners in prison

This is a list of book recommendations for prisoners with English as Second or Additional language who may be taking part in Reading Ahead in prisons. It has been compiled by Jenny Roden and Celine Castelino from NATECLA (National...

12 October 2017

Guidance to support reading for pleasure for prisoners with ESOL

This is a document compiled by Jenny Roden and Celine Castelino from NATECLA (National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults) to accompany their list of book recommendations for people learning English as a Second or Additional Language...

12 October 2017

Ideas for running Reading Ahead for prisoners with ESOL

This is a downloadable resource created as part of a project funded by the Bell Foundation to support the use of Reading Ahead for prisoners with English as a Second or Additional Language. Please use it in conjunction with...

03 October 2017

Boosting achievement with Reading Ahead

Here are five examples of how Reading Ahead has been used with a range of learners in colleges and adult and community learning. These were commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation.

25 September 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 'before' survey

Please encourage your participants to complete this short survey before they start Reading Ahead. Contact us at resources@readingagency.org.uk if you would like a printable version but we have to ask you to upload the answers.

25 September 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 'after' survey

Please encourage your participants to complete this short survey after they finish Reading Ahead. Contact us at resources@readingagency.org.uk if you would like a printable version but we have to ask you to upload the answers.

24 September 2017

National Prize Draw form for completers

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, The Reading Agency is offering 11 prizes for completers of Reading Ahead 2017/18 as follows: 1st prize: Bestselling writer Ann Cleeves, the author behind ITV’s Vera and BBC’s Shetland, will name a character in one of...

24 September 2017

Learning Providers Prize Draw form

The Reading Agency is offering a prize draw for colleges or other learning providers where a minimum of 40 students have taken part in Reading Ahead 2017/18. A condition for entry is that the learning provider has linked with...

24 September 2017

Workplaces Prize Draw form

The Reading Agency and the Campaign for Learning are working with Transworld Publishers to offer a prize draw for organisations that run both Learning at Work Week and The Reading Agency’s Reading Ahead 2017/18 incentive scheme in workplaces. Organisations...

09 September 2017

Prisons and Young Offender Institutions Prize Draw form

The Reading Agency is offering a prize draw for prisons or YOIs where a minimum of 40 offenders have taken part in Reading Ahead 2017/18. The winning organisation will be offered a visit from a top name author courtesy of...

09 September 2017

Public Libraries Prize Draw form

The Reading Agency is offering a prize draw for public libraries where a minimum of 40 people aged 16 and above and who fall within the main target audience for the programme have taken part in Reading Ahead 2017/18, ie...

08 September 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 advocacy leaflet

Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead with endorsement from participants and organisers for you to use when talking to potential partners. It’s not intended for use with participants.

08 September 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 prison advocacy leaflet

Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead in prisons with endorsements from participants and organisers in prisons for you to use when putting the case for the programme. It’s not intended for use with prisoners themselves.

26 August 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Print materials and incentives

Here is a list of the items available for purchase via our online Shop to support Reading Ahead 2017-18.

26 August 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 materials and how to use them

This describes the print and downloadable materials available for running Reading Ahead with some ideas about how to use them.

25 August 2017

How to run Reading Ahead 2017-18

Here is an overview of how to run Reading Ahead 2017-18 with information on preparing for launch and tips for keeping up the momentum. It includes useful web links and deadlines for the programme.

24 August 2017

Prisons - How to run Reading Ahead 2017/18

We have adapted our general guidance to make it more specific for use in prisons.

24 August 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Key Dates Planner

This is a template to help your planning. Please adapt it for your own needs, eg by adding in local events and deadlines.

24 August 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Registration Form

Please use this template to sign people up for Reading Ahead and keep for your own records. The data requested matches that required for our data return for which the deadline is 9 July 2018.

24 August 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Record Sheet for Partner Organisations and Practitioners

This is a NEW template designed to help organisers collect data from partners in their own organisations and in external organisations. Please adapt it to suit your purposes and give it to partners when they start running Reading Ahead. ...

24 August 2017

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Participation Record

This is a template for your own record-keeping. Please adapt it to collect the information you need. Our deadline for data return is 9 July 2018.

19 January 2017

Reading Ahead evaluation surveys

Here are links to the surveys which were used by organisations running Reading Ahead 2016-17. The deadline has now passed but we still make these available so that you can see the kind of materials we will need for our...

01 April 2016

Reading Ahead 2015/16 top tips for completion

You’ve signed up dozens or perhaps hundreds of people to Reading Ahead but how are you going to encourage them to complete their reading diaries? Here is a list of tips based on good practice around the country.

29 January 2016

Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers

Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers aims to provide practical tips and things to think about for anyone interested in running a reading group of any kind – librarians, community workers, teachers and non-teachers, including anyone...

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.

16 September 2015

Supporting adults with literacy

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