Premier's Reading Challenges have taken off around Australia. They are a fun and effective way of improving the literacy of students. The Tasmanian PRC started in 2008. It is not a competition, but a challenge to students to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Challenge aims to encourage a love of books and reading and also raise awareness of the importance of reading in the wider Tasmanian community.
All Tasmanian primary school students from prep to grade 6, including home educated students.
You need to read 10 books between 10 June and 18 August 2014. That's just one book a week for ten weeks. If you finish your 10 books before 18 August, don't stop; keep reading!
Nothing! It is free to take part in the Premier's Reading Challenge.
Your school will need to be registered for the Challenge for you to take part. If you're not sure if your school is registered, ask your teacher.
Home educated students can also take part, as long as their parent or guardian has registered them.
There was a booklist in 2008 but feedback from teachers and parents told us that it was too limiting. So we decided that it's easier and much more fun for you to choose your own books - fiction or non-fiction. Remember to make sure that they're right for your age and reading level. If you don't know what books to choose, ask your teacher or librarian for help.
In 2014 all schools registered for the Challenge have the chance to win:
The above prizes are randomly drawn.
In addition, three schools which have a high percentage of students completing the Challenge will be invited to Hobart for a certificate presentation ceremony with the Premier. Each school can choose six students to go, along with teachers and their parents. All transport expenses will be met.
You can read any books that are suitable for your age and reading level. This includes:
Teachers and librarians can help you choose books that are right for you.
Yes! Ten is the minimum number of books you need to read to finish the Challenge. You don't need to stop reading after 10 books, keep on going if you can.
Yes. As long as you read them between 10 June and 18 August 2014. All books that you read can count towards the Premier's Reading Challenge.
To get the most out of the Challenge, think of it as a personal challenge, as well as one set by the Premier.
If you find it easy to read 10 books in 10 weeks then set yourself a goal of reading books that:
Remember that this is about you reading more, reading more widely and having fun with books and reading.
Do your best and stick with it!
Read by yourself if you can but you can also read with a:
Remember to keep trying. There are books out there that you will like. Sometimes they are hard to find so you just need to keep looking, ask your teacher or librarian to help you.
If you are a student with special needs, you can choose books that are:
You can also get help from a:
If you finish the Challenge you will:
There are also some fun prizes to collect along the way.
If lots of students at your school finish the Challenge, your teachers might also have the chance to choose six of you to go to a special certificate presentation ceremony with the Premier. The ceremony will be held at Parliament House in Hobart early in Term 4.