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The Reading Agency and the Open University will share interesting articles and news on the noticeboard.

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge runs from 14th August until 31st October 2020.

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge runs from 14th August until 31st October 2020.

During this pilot year, whilst the website is a work in progress, we appreciate your patience and support and are grateful to receive constructive feedback on areas for improvement.

Email us if you need any assistance or have any questions.

13 August 2020

Complete the Challenge for a Chance to Win

Complete the Challenge for a Chance to Win

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge will finish on the 31st October. Complete the Challenge by reading and logging six books and you’ll be entered into a national draw to win a bundle of books for your class or school.

22 October 2020

'Adventures on Trains' Competition

'Adventures on Trains' Competition

'Adventures on Trains' Competition image

Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a hamper of goodies for your library team? Macmillan Children’s Books would love for you to create a display to join in with the fun in celebrating the latest book in the bestselling Adventures on Trains series, Kidnap on the California Comet. Simply take a photo of your display and tag @macmillankidsuk and @readingagency using #AdventuresOnTrains in your social media post by 26 October. Find out more here.

22 October 2020

Lost Reviews...

Lost Reviews...

Hello TRC Community!

We have located the reviews that have been going missing from users profile when assigning the review to a book that is not in the Neilsen Book database, and you have had to add yourself. Unfortunately we are unable to get these reviews to automatically link to your profile but we are working on this for next year. If you did not copy your review into your downloadable #trc2020 diary or on the Blether page but you would like to have these for your portfolio please send teachersreadingchallenge@readingagency.org.uk an email stating that you would like access to your ‘lost’ reviews, with your full name and username and we will send these to you.

Best, TRC Team

9 September 2020

Find curated reviews on the new 'Featured Reviews' page

Find curated reviews on the new 'Featured Reviews' page

Find curated reviews on the new 'Featured Reviews' page image

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge team has been so inspired by the sheer volume of reviews being left on the website and we know how much you want to see other teachers’ recommendations. So, we’re excited to share our ‘Featured Reviews’ page, where we’ll pick out our top reviews around a different theme, three times a week. You can find these under the ‘Featured Reviews’ tab at the top of the page.

To kick things off, we’ve picked out some of our favourite reviews of mood-boosting books. Whether they feature an inspirational storyline to brighten your day or some fart jokes to make you giggle, teachers and educators think these books are perfect for those looking for an uplifting read.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing curated reviews every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Some other themes to look out for include:

Empowering female characters
Race and racial identity
Autism and neurodiversity
Mental health and wellbeing
LGBTQIA+ stories
Poetry books
Books about science
Different types of families
Graphic novels
Picture books
Read aloud/ read together books
Stories about animals
Sport
And more!

We’d still love for you to continue posting your reviews on the ‘Blether’ page – all you need to do is copy and paste it as a post for other teachers to see and respond to!

If you’re not yet signed up to the Teachers’ Reading Challenge, you can do so until 31st October at teachersreadingchallenge.org.uk.

4 September 2020

Diversifying knowledge of children’s literature

Diversifying knowledge of children’s literature

Matt Courtney explores key considerations for educators looking to diversify their classroom libraries and curriculum, and the importance of children seeing themselves as protagonists in literature.

Diversity blog by Matt Courtney available to download.

13 August 2020