Total: £34.95 +VAT
Reissued due to demand in a flexible, printable PDF pack.
• A sure-fire way to get young people reading
• Gripping and highly motivating
• For any age from 8 to 16
• Any number can play
• Introduces fiction genres
• Instantly adapted to any library / LRC
• Encourages wide reading
Some children and young people restrict their reading to one genre, or worse, hardly read at all. The Reading Game solves this problem because it introduces books in a fun and imaginative way. It is totally flexible - you choose the books.
At the end of a session children are queuing up to borrow books that they would never have dreamt of reading!
How it works.
The Reading Game is simple and fun to play with any age group, primary, secondary or beyond because you choose the books that are appropriate to the age group and your pupils. It was developed by a school librarian.
First choose 8 genres from the 24 we provide (or you can add your own) then select 4 or 5 appropriate books for each one. Set these out on separate tables, put the students in groups with the map that comes with the game. Each group must discuss and decide on the best cover, best blurb and best start for each genre. After a short while you signal them to move on to another genre zone.
It sounds simple, and it is, but it really works.
In your pack of PDFs you will receive:
Reading Game instructions
24 Starter Cards – 4 to an A4 page to cut out and laminate
24 matching A4 Zone Display Cards – to laminate
2 A4 pages to make a Ready to use Map – can be printed back to back
2 A4 pages to make DIY Map – can be printed back to back
20 Extra Zones - 4 to an A4 page to stick on the DIY Map
Reading Game certificates - for those who complete the game
Reading Game in Progress sign
"Easily the best thing I've ever bought for the school library."
Eileen Armstrong @earmstronglib
"The return of The Reading Game is great news! It can be used whenever you want something that's fun, noisy and creates a buzz around books. 100% recommend it. This was one of my favourite activities in the school library. Great for introducing students to a wider range of authors & genres. Also very easy to differentiate for reading levels & age."
Barbara Band, School Library Consultant, Trainer and Advisor, CILIP Past President
"I and our pupils and staff still love the Reading Game and am really pleased to see it back. It's such a flexible fun format, which works so well - and continues to be "an absolute hit"!"
Liz Smith, Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School
"An absolute must for any school library. I've used The Reading Game for about 17 years and it never fails to get students excited about reading. You can use it with all ages, you just tailor the selection of books."
"I’ve just had two determined ‘non-readers’ tell me that they’ve finished books which they were inspired to read by your Reading Game - what a result!"
Alice Fyson, English teacher, Kirkham Grammar School
"Fast, noisy ... and original: Could be just what teachers of reluctant readers have been waiting for. ... It is fast, noisy and fun. It can be useful for teaching pupils about the division of books into different genres and encouraging them to try ones they wouldn’t normally consider"
"All the children’s comments were positive e.g. enjoyable, fun, would like to do it again with different genres, found out there were good books in every genre, would like to read some of the books, etc. The Reading Game is very successful in introducing children to a range of good books, reinforcing their understanding of genre, developing good quality discussion and evaluation and whetting their appetites to read. It can easily be adapted to the requirements of the ‘Literacy Hour’, to a general English lesson, as well as to the Library. I will definitely use it regularly."
NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English)
"I love it!"
Sharon Ellery, Emmaus Catholic College, Australia
"Had my first experience of the Reading Game this morning. First period Monday morning, in Christmas Week, with the Year 8 group from hell. My heart sank! However, it was brilliant! They loved it, stayed focussed for the whole lesson (unheard of!), and were quarrelling over which was the best book to read! The English teacher and I were dumbstruck!"
Caroline Roche, The Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone, Kent
"The Reading Game regenerates enthusiasm for reading in Year 9!"
Librarian, Hadleigh High School
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