Here is a suggested plan to help schools set up and embed the reading promotion project, Rooted in Reading.
Decide on target year group(s) and their needs
Decide on delivery model: English department/library/year team/whole school
Collect baseline data
Before and after surveys can be downloaded from our website, teacher assessments, reading age test scores, school and public library borrowing data.
Decide on appropriate passports
Order passports, posters, dispensers, stamps, badges etc – go to NATE shop
Consider book resources – can they be improved?
School, department and class libraries. Can public library and Schools’ Library Service stock be accessed?
Use of spreadsheet to record progress through passports against individual and class group targets – this can be downloaded from www.rootedinreading.co.uk
Requirements of Book Mark
Download the evidence collection sheet from www.rootedinreading.co.uk
Buzz around passports
Bookmarks, posters and certificates downloadable from NATE. Assemblies, displays, letters to parents, links to school reward system. Use the Rooted in Reading films by searching YouTube.
Competition to collect stamps
Ensure that teachers and learners are very clear about who has the stamps and remind them that public libraries can also stamp passports if you provide them with one.
Displayed prominently in the school foyer and any member of the school community who has read a book can be encouraged to contribute.
Teacher’s Passport – the latest addition to the passport family aims to get teachers reading more and shows the learners that we are all involved in the same endeavour.
Assemblies to give out passport completion certificates and badges.
Certificates can be downloaded from http://www.cfbt.com/lincolnshire.
Apply for Book Mark.
Inform local press and share success with parents, teachers and governors.
Consider introduction of wider range of passports.
See poster for details of the full range of Rooted in Reading passports. Order passports through www.nate.org.uk