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How does your school incentivise reading?

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by clare51, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. clare51

    clare51 New commenter

    Hi Everyone

    We are struggling to get the children in our primary school to read (even though we have purchased many new books of their choice). Over the Summer I would like to get an incentive scheme put in place ready for September and wondered if anyone has implemented something that has worked really well!


    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

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  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

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    Send these to all parents and ask for their support. Without parents valuing reading you don't stand a chance really.
    You don't want children to read for a reward, but because reading is fab.
    Let them read books that are too easy or too hard. If they choose the book then it is the right book for them.
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  4. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    It's notoriously hard to get them to read for pleasure in Year 6, but one of the best ways I've found is to make sure you have full sets of books. It involves quite a lot of work, but TAs are generally very willing to organise and manage a system - the books need to kept somewhere safe rather than in the class library, where book 3 in the series will disappear within days! These books need to be signed in and out so that you can keep track of them. By the time lockdown started, nearly half of our Year 6 had read The Hunger Games trilogy, the entire Alex Ryder series and quite a few more.

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