26. Supporting your fixtures The Premier League Reading Stars poster
Supporting your fixtures: Premier League Reading Stars online challenges Each Premier League footballer, online: sets 5 video clip challenges (20 players = 100 challenges in total) Completing these successfully ‘unlocks’ rewards, including the player talking about his favourite children’s / adults books, about reading and a unique certificate to download. Activity: Access via www.premierleaguereadingstars.org.uk.www.premierleaguereadingstars.org.uk Children watch challenge film, answer 3 multiple choice questions to complete one challenge. Two questions relate to passage, one refers to another part of the text. They will need to access these texts to complete the challenge Challenges are for children to take outside of PLRS sessions 27.
28. Supporting the fixtures The Tom Palmer, Eight Parter
29. Supporting the fixtures Premier League Reading Stars reading journals
30. The cool down Every athlete knows how important this is
The team kit What do you get? Each Premier League Reading Stars pack includes: 1 Tactics Book, outlining the content of TEN literacy promoting activity sessions, plus: Website URL with materials available there listed list of books and names of corresponding players warm-ups/cool-downs grid 1 PLRS Poster and Sticker set 32 PLRS Bookmarks 32 PLRS Certificates 32 PLRS pin badges 32 PLRS Pens 32 PLRS Reading Journals Topps Sticker Books / Match Attax 1 set player cards 8-part cliff-hanger story by Tom Palmer (online) 31.
32. Tactics Plan ahead Read through the whole Tactics Book Ensure you have required kit / booking visitor etc
36. Fixture 1 Kick off play a warm-up the main activity (explain the project; choose some books) introduce the PLRS challenge poster introduce the children to the PLRS online challenge Read a 5 minute instalment of Foul Play: the final countdown Hand out the reading journals run a cool–down
37. Fixture 2 The football reading game Play the football reading game, designed to introduce different types of texts 5 rounds penalty shoot out based on points prize…!
38. Fixture 3 Choosing fiction Children look at a variety of books Put them into pairs host a quiz
39. Fixture 4 A speaker: To help children understand more about real-life readers and writers in their own community Bring in a sport-related visitor (sports journalist, coach, matchday programme writer etc) Question and answer session (pre-prepared)
40. Fixture 5 Newspapers: To encourage children to follow their passion for football in newspapers and to let them know that reading about football in newspapers is real reading Children bring in a sports headline – class guess what the story is about Deliver a quiz based around the days sports headlines Stage a child as a player – they have to guess who they are based on correct questioning
41. Fixture 6 Magazines: To encourage children to read magazines and see them as valid reading material Bring in some football mags Get the children to use them to research a favourite player and create a fact-file
42. Fixture 7 Take the children on a visit: To develop the children’s understanding about books and reading in the wider community Could be: a library a bookshop a sports centre or local football club. They may have a study support centre
43. Fixture 8 Your story: To draw from the children’s own lives to give them the confidence to create a story of their own. Children talk their football story Children retell their favourite read from the programme Play footy consequences Use the footy consequences structure to retell their own story Let’s play! Name of footballer / TV character / Book character Name of WAG type Where they met What they did What the consequences were
44. Fixture 9 Pass it on: To encourage the children to personally reflect upon reading for pleasure Children plan ways of promoting reading to their peers
45. Fixture 10 The party: To recognise and celebrate the children’s own achievements in reading Have a prize ceremony, offering awards to the children like they do at football club award ceremonies. You could also hand out the certificates at this point Vote for the best book of Premier League Reading Stars Do a quick quiz based on the day’s football headlines Invite back any guests you’ve had during the scheme – or save the speaker for this fixture
46. Post match analysis: Evaluation The party: To recognise and celebrate the children’s own achievements in reading Pre and post project attitudinal questionnaires for your pupils Post project questionnaire for you School specific information available to the first 100 schools who request it. Control groups and reading data will be needed for these Focus groups can also be held
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