Beyond Booked Up

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Beyond Booked Up is an exciting programme providing free resources to eligible schools for use with Year 7 and Year 8 students.

These include a range of accessible resources designed to help develop speaking, listening, writing and reading skills for 11- to 13-year-olds.

 

Beyond Booked Up has been designed to ignite pupils' interest in books and reading by introducing them to a range of the very best writing across a number of different formats. With resources including a Book Trust Anthology of Short Stories, creative introductions to graphic novels and exciting play scripts, as well as performance poetry, Beyond Booked Up uses the Bookbuzz titles as a launch pad for an array of other activities.

 

Each term, participating schools are sent a package of these specially developed free resources containing ready to use materials for all Year 7 and Year 8 classes. All of the resources can be used in conjunction with existing work plans to support and enrich the curriculum.

 

Resources are designed to:

  • Support  work with young people around speaking, listening, writing and reading
  • Inspire and enthuse young people to develop positive attitudes to reading and writing whilst developing a knowledge of books, authors and new genres
  • Bridge thes transition from Year 7 into Year 8.

 

All eligible schools will have been sent login details for the Beyond Booked Up website.

 

If you have any queries please contact beyondbookedup@booktrust.org.uk

Bookbuzz

The Bookbuzz programme supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure. Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 titles suitable for children in Year 7 or Year 8 and selected by a panel of experts.

School Library Pack

The School Library Pack is available free of charge to any school or education provider in England with Year 7 students.  The programme aims to support staff to create a reading culture that reaches all students, encouraging students to discuss what they are reading and join in activities such as reading groups.