Reading Rainbow

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Reading Rainbow – Torre School’s Reading Challenge

Parent Information

Can you climb the reading rainbow?

Stage

Total quantity of books

Total quantity of books should comprise of the following:

Number of book reviews

Minimum fiction

Minimum non-fiction

Number of poetry books

Number of additional texts

(e.g. kids newspaper)

1

25

5

5

1

n/a

2

2

50

10

10

2

n/a

5

3

100

20

20

4

2

15

4

200

30

30

5

5

25

 

The stages are cumulative so, on achieving Stage 1 of the ‘Reading Rainbow’, children then read a further 25 books to achieve stage 2, complete an additional 3 book reviews and so on.  They DO NOT start from scratch each time they begin a new stage.

In order to achieve a ‘Reading Rainbow’ stage, children have to answer questions about 3 books at random from their list.  This will ensure that the books have been read.  Miss Williams or Mrs Julyan (‘Reading Rainbow’ assessors) will decide whether the child has met the requirements for a particular stage.

If a child has read very long texts, which are challenging, they may be accelerated to a higher stage more quickly at the discretion of the assessor.  Equally, if a child has deliberately selected short texts which are not challenging, they may not be awarded the stage applied for.

Please see below for the table of the childrens progress.