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08 March 2023

One False Move: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title One False Move by Dreda Say Mitchell. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues by Sofia Malik. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Cutting Season: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Cutting Season by M.W. Craven. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Swimmer: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Swimmer by Graham Norton. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

Witness: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Witness by Alex Wheatle. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

My Name Is Why (Quick Reads): Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title My Name Is Why (abridged for Quick Reads) by Lemn Sissay. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Black Mountain: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Black Mountain by Kate Mosse. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

Blind Spot: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Kiss: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Kiss by Santa Montefiore. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

17 March 2022

Quick Reads 2022 assets for social media

Please find cards sized for posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to advertise the 2022 Quick Reads! Remember to tag @readingagency #QuickReads

19 October 2021

RISE by Maliha Abidi: competition resources

This pack contains an PDF sampler of the book RISE by Maliha Abidi and a promotional poster for a competition inspired by the book. RISE celebrates the inspirational stories of 100 remarkable women of colour. From the entrepreneur with a homemade...

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,...

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...

19 May 2020

This Is Going To Hurt: Diary Writing Challenge

This activity sheet has been designed for use alongside reading the Quick Reads version of Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt. It provides inspiration and a framework for starting a diary.

30 April 2020

The Reading Agency Hub

Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...

24 February 2020

Reading Ahead evaluation report 2018-19

Please use and share our evaluation report to demonstrate the impact of the programme.

02 December 2019

Making Reading Ahead work for prisoners with ESOL

This four-page leaflet draws together the findings, practical tips and creative tools from our three-year project to support prisoners with ESOL funded by The Bell Foundation. Please scroll down this resources page to find other downloadable items.

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing Activity 12 Fold-over story

Handout for Activity 12

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing Activity 9 International Etiquette Quiz

Handout for Activity 9

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing Activity 6 Alphabet poem

Handout for Activity 6

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing Activity 4 Reflections on learning English

Handout for Activity 4

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing Activity 3 Jokes and riddles

Handout for Activity 3

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing Activity 2 Flashcards of sayings

Handout for Activity 2

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing in prison Notes for workshop leaders

This is an overview of how to run a creative writing workshop with prisoners wtih ESOL.

07 November 2018

ESOL Creative writing in prison powerpoint

This is a powerpoint for use in a creative writing workshop.

07 November 2018

Final ESOL Creative writing in prison Guidance for workshop assistants

This is an overview of how to run a creative writing workshop with prisoners with ESOL.

07 November 2018

Creative activities for using with Reading Ahead for prisoners with ESOL

These seven documents provide a wide range of activities for using alongside Reading Ahead for prisoners with English as a Second Language or Additional Language. They have been created by David Kendall as part of a project funded by...

07 November 2018

Creative Activity 6 Reading Ahead Bingo

Playing with words.

07 November 2018

Creative Activity 4 First lines

Writing your own first line.