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Resources

21 August 2020

Reading Friends Reading-related ice-breaker questions

Use these when you first start running Reading Friends sessions, or at the beginning of a session to help people get to know each other.

23 July 2020

Reading Friends Silly Squad session plan

A plan for a Reading Friends session with ideas to get people chatting, linked to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Silly Squad.

22 July 2020

Reading Friends Silly Squad resource pack

This pack provides activities for all the family to chat about together – grandparents to grandchildren. It is linked to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Silly Squad – as why should kids have all the fun!

12 June 2020

Reading Friends Personal history and reminiscence session plan

A plan for a reminiscence session you can do while at home including things to look at, talk about and questions to ask.

12 June 2020

Reading Friends Personal history and reminiscence pack

This pack provides further ideas and activities to use alongside the Session Plan ‘Personal history and reminiscence.’

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone session example

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session could look like. But remember the conversations might take other directions and that’s fine!

06 May 2020

Reading Friends VE Day Resource Pack

Useful links and activity ideas to celebrate VE Day’s 75th anniversary over the bank holiday weekend.

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...

14 March 2020

Reading Friends Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Resources Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the session idea Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover.

13 March 2020

Reading Friends Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Session Idea

A plan for a book jacket themed Reading Friends session including things to look at and talk about.

12 March 2020

Reading Friends Spring: Resource Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the session idea Spring.

11 March 2020

Reading Friends Spring: Session Idea

A plan for a spring-themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at and talk about.

10 March 2020

Reading Friends Foraging Resource

This pack provides facts about what foraging is and plants that are commonly found in the UK.

05 March 2020

Quick Reads: A Fresh Start Reading Guide for Reading Friends

A reading guide for Quick Reads short story collection ‘A Fresh Start’ with questions suited to Reading Friends groups.

17 February 2020

Reading Friends Share a Story: Resource Pack

This pack provides resources and further materials to use alongside the Share a Story session idea.

17 February 2020

Reading Friends Share a Story: Session Idea

A plan for a storytelling themed Reading Friends session, including discussion starters, storytelling tips and activity ideas.

21 January 2020

Reading Friends Food for Thought: Resource Pack

This pack provides resources further materials to use alongside the Food for Thought session idea.

21 January 2020

Reading Friends Food for Thought: Session Idea

A plan for a food themed Reading Friends session, including discussion starters, things to read and activity ideas.

05 December 2019

Reading Friends Christmas: Resource Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the Christmas session idea.

05 December 2019

Reading Friends Christmas: Session Idea

A plan for a Christmas themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at and talk about.

22 November 2019

Reading Friends Winter: Session Resource Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the session idea Winter.

21 November 2019

Reading Friends Winter: Session Idea

A plan for a winter themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at and talk about.

06 November 2019

Reading Friends The Lost Words: Session Resource Pack

This pack provides further materials to use alongside the session idea The Lost Words.

06 November 2019

Reading Friends The Lost Words: Session Idea

A plan for a themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at, and talk about for ‘the lost words’ book by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris.

05 November 2019

Reading Friends Wonders of Space: Session Resource Pack

It provides further activities alongside the session plans The First Moon Landing 1969 and The Wonders of Space.

05 November 2019

Reading Friends The First Moon Landing 1969: session idea

A plan for a themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at, and talk about.

05 November 2019

Reading Friends Wonders of Space: Session Idea

A plan for a themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at, and talk about.

11 September 2019

Reading Friends Poetry Karaoke for National Poetry Day 2019

A step-by-step guide in running a Poetry Karaoke event for National Poetry Day and beyond.

11 September 2019

Reading Friends National Poetry Day Toolkit 2019

Share with your volunteers this National Poetry Day toolkit 2019 for tips, advice and ideas for running poetry events and sessions.