Resource type: Projects, programmes and workshops
Price band: £
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Region(s): All of UK
Rooted in Reading is a project designed to promote Reading for Pleasure through the use of Reading Passports that allow pupils to:
- Record and comment on the books that they have read.
- Have their reading journey recognised and endorsed with a Rooted in Reading ‘visa’ stamp.
There are 13 different Reading Passports, starting with a Sharing Stories and Rhymes Passport for parents to use with pre-school children through to a Critical Literacy Passport designed for use in Sixth Form. There are also passports that have been designed specifically to engage reluctant readers, to promote empathy, and a passport for pupils transitioning from primary to secondary school.
Each page in the Reading Passport provides space for a pupil to record the books that they have read, along with their responses to questions that encourage them to reflect on their reading experience. Within each passport there are pages dedicated to different genres, including magazines and newspapers, encouraging pupils to branch out and read more widely.
Cost: £17.50 for a class set of 35 copies. Individual copies available for £1.00
About Rooted in Reading: The Rooted in Reading project was created by literacy consultant Steve Willshaw for the 2008 National Year of Reading as a way to promote reading for pleasure and encourage students to engage with a wide variety of different genres and text types.
Literacy Hive Likes:
- Rooted in Reading is endorsed by the UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) and supported by NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English) and NAAE (National Association for Advisers in English).
- A 2012 impact report found that 95% of teachers agreed that the Reading Passports had a positive or strongly positive impact on the amount of reading that pupils did, and 89% reported that the passports had had a positive or strongly positive impact on pupils’ reading skills.