Reading Challenge

(Category: Reading)
Reading Challenge is a short-term reading intervention, developed by a JCSP school co-ordinator. Students are challenged to read a book a week for six weeks. Parental involvement is an element of this intervention. Reading Challenge motivates students to read and review books; they also track their reading and are awarded for successfully meeting the reading challenge. The following support materials are provided to schools:
• “Reading Challenge” teacher guidelines
• Students book review “Reading Challenge” booklet
• Reading Challenge student achievement certificate
• Reading Challenge bookmarks
• Reading Challenge wall poster

Students are afforded an opportunity to complete statements CC 52 and 54 in conjunction with this initiative.


• The funding is available for schools to organise Reading Challenge.
• The following support materials will be sent to schools: ‘Reading Challenge’ teacher guidelines; Students book review ‘Reading Challenge’ booklet Reading Challenge student achievement certificate; Reading Challenge bookmarks; Reading Challenge wall poster. Also please consult your copy of Time to Read, Quinn & Somers (2007), a JCSP production.
• Please enclose in your evaluation a detailed description of the activities undertaken in the running of the initiative along with any relevant photographs of the activities undertaken. We would be very grateful if the photos are sent to us digitally as the quality is great for publications. Please make sure that you have sought permission from parents/guardians to use the photos in publications. Some schools write to all parents asking them to make contact with the school if they object to photos being published.
• The evaluation should be submitted online at www.jcsp.ie. More details below.