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Readalong

(Category: Reading)
Readalong is a short- term reading intervention where students read while listening to the book being read on tape or CD. Students can also review the books and track their reading. After completing a six- week readalong programme students are awarded for their achievement. The

following support materials are provided to schools:
• Teacher Guidelines for Readalong
• Information on Audiobooks and Suppliers
• JCSP Reading Achievement Certificate
• Bookmarks

A new Readalong statement has been developed and will be piloted in conjunction with this initiative

Instructions

• The funding is available for schools to organise Readalong a short-term reading intervention where students read while listening to the book being read on tape or CD.
• Students can also review the books and track their reading.
• The following support materials are provided to schools: Readalong Guidelines, a recent catalogue of Readalong materials and a list of book suppliers.
• Reading Achievement Certificate; bookmarks and a list book suppliers.
• 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.