- The 2012 Premier's Reading Challenge is open to all students from Prep to Year 7 in Queensland state and non-state schools, as well as home-educated students.
- To successfully complete the Challenge, students need to read the number of books indicated in the table below:
|Year Level ||Number of books need to read to complete the Challenge |
Prep to Year 2
read or experience 20 books
Years 3 and 4
read 20 books
Years 5 to 7
read 15 books
- Books must be read between 22 May and 7 September 2012.
- Students can read books suited to their ability and the reading criteria. Books can be fiction or non-fiction.
- Students need to record the books they read on the Reading Record Form. Visit the downloads page.
- Teachers, school staff, librarians or parents must sign each entry on the Reading Record Form.
- Books that students read for the Premier's Reading Challenge can count towards the MS Readathon. For further information on the MS Readathon visit the website.
- Students with special needs can engage with books using any or all of the methods listed below and described in the reading criteria.
- Students who do not speak or read Standard Australian English at home may also use one or more of the following resources:
- Customised or personalised books using graphics (including digitised graphics)
- Braille books
- Large-print books
- Audio books
- Books that have graphic support (text-to-speech support)
- Electronic books such as a CD (including those made with PowerPoint or other commercially available software)
- Graphic support for text
- Consideration should be given to English as a Second Language (ESL) learners and Indigenous students who should be able to choose to read books in their first language (local libraries should hold some of these). ESL learners who are learning to read for the first time should also have the opportunity to engage with texts that are appropriate to their level of English.
Prep to Year 2 students
- Students can read independently and/or experience 20 books. Experiencing a book can include classroom or at-home activities such as shared reading, listening and reading along with a text, or being read to.
- Students can share their reading with parents, carers, teachers, aides, siblings, student buddies or classmates. Reading aloud and reading picture books is encouraged.
Year 3 and Year 4 students
- Students are required to read 20 books to complete the challenge unless they are considered to have a special need in which case they can experience as well as read books (please see the guidelines for further information).
- Students are encouraged to read independently. They can also read with peers and adults.
Year 5 to Year 7 students
- Students are required to read 15 books to complete the challenge unless considered to have a special need (please see the guidelines for further information).
Note: The requirement for Year 5 through to Year 7 students to read 15 books rather than 20 books acknowledges that older students are likely to select longer, more complex books and because of this, it may take them longer to read.
All students should select from a range of fiction and non-fiction books suited to their ability.
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