New Six Book 2012 Challenge Materials
The Reading Agency is delighted to announce that print materials for the Six Book Challenge 2012 are now available. Order now through the Shop and take advantage of the Early Bird offer! Please pass this message on to all colleagues who might be interested in participating in the Six Book Challenge 2012 – our fifth year!
The Reading Agency’s Six Book Challenge invites adult literacy learners to read six books such as the Quick Reads and to record their reading in a diary in order to receive incentives, a certificate and the chance to enter a national prize draw for Challenge completers. 18,000 people registered for the Six Book Challenge this year, among them around 2500 students from nearly 40 colleges supported by their own learning resource centres and many more in other learning provision supported by public libraries. Our aim is extend the Six Book Challenge to at least 100 colleges for 2012 so that more learners can benefit from the scheme.
The majority of learners who take part in the Six Book Challenge are ‘emergent readers’, ie Entry Level 3/Level 1. However we know that the scheme is increasingly being used with Entry Level and ESOL learners – more than 40 nationalities were represented this year. Most participants read books to take part but the Challenge can be used to introduce people to text in lots of different formats such as magazines, newspapers, websites and even digital games. There are over 900 reading recommendations on our Find a Read database to help your selection and we will be adding more texts at Entry Level over the autumn. We also welcome suggestions from practitioners so please feel free to submit these to the database.
Products for 2012
Please log into the Reading Agency Shop for full details. If you do not have log in details please register and we will supply them as quickly as possible (normally within 24hrs)
The Reading Agency is running training on Friday 14 October in London for staff from colleges and other organisations wanting to run the Six Book Challenge in 2012, drawing on an ever-growing range of transferable models from across the UK.
Key benefits of running the Six Book Challenge
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