Calendar for Planning Reading Events

This calendar is one example of a reading year.

It can be developed in the context of the Universal Reading Offer 
(www.readingagency.org.uk/about/the-universal-reading-offer)

Add to it to make it relevant and specific to your school and communities.
 

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Click here for blank template:   pdf version pdf,   pdf version excel spreadsheet

Month National Events Theme   Display Visits – authors, illustrators, storytellers, poets Activity
January   Winter Cold and snowy weather, picture books showing winter   Write reading diary for a month. Imagine you are in a very cold place
February   Valentine's Day Love stories   Design a Valentine’s Day
Card
March World Book Day   Posters, copies of books available Author to celebrate world book day Game of consequences
April   Greenaway shortlist Book display of previous winners   Design a book cover for a previous winner
May   Myths & Legends Myths & legends   Design a bookmark as guide to library
June Greenaway Winner Illustration in children's books: winner of the award this year. The current winner's best images - books from the library Illustrator to discuss greenaway shortlisted books Illustrate in the style of...(the winner or a favourite illustrator)
July Summer Reading Challenge Summer holidays Titles from theme of reading game   Wordsearch
August   Sports or Olympics Sport stories   Make a board game to do with sport
September *Roahl Dahl Day
 
 
Dahl
 
 
Books by and about Dahl.   Design a book cover for a Dahl children's book.
October *Children’s Book Week and Family Learning Festival
 
Black History Month
 
National Poetry Day
 
 
*Titles from theme of book week
 
*Promotion of Black authors, illustrators and publishers
Author / storyteller / poet *Reading tree with leaves of books read
 
*Displays. Children's writing. Promotional bookmark. Link with Public Library events
November   Ghosts and horror Books with scary covers, horror stories   Design a poster to a scary book and the library
December   Christmas and winter festivals Christmas / Diwali / Hannukkah and other books & decorations   Design a card

 

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