Read to Succeed Training Program
I can read anywhere!
LEVEL 2 – Read and Post Regularly
PLUS Read 4 books of your own choice
LEVEL 3 -Read & Post regularly
PLUS Read 4 own choice books
PLUS Read 3 each from the Principal’s list & Student Top Titles List
Training ends Term 4, Week 2
For students in Years 9 -12
Follow your interest and take control over what you are reading
The Senior Edition Training program has different requirements to achieve the 3 levels of awards. Click the Need to Know tab to find out more
Read what you choose
Tutor’s Award – Come to tutor time prepared with a book and read it
Dean’s Award – Update your status on your padlet once a month
Principal’s Award – Read 3 from the Senior Edition Principal’s list
***Principal Award winners will be invited to a Senior Lunch
How do I read to succeed?
What can I read now I am learning from home?
Reading from home could involve the newspaper, a website or interesting blog, even a podcast you have been listening to can be included. Don’t forget any ebooks or audiobooks can be accessed from home as well.
How do I post about an online source?
Just make sure to include the URL so we can see the website or blog you have been reading and give it a review like you would a book. Did you like it? Why?
Follow these steps to complete the program
STEP 1: Create a padlet. Watch this video
STEP 2: Sign up for Read to Succeed
STEP 3: Read regularly, anywhere you like
Post on your padlet regularly to earn stickers and rewards
What do I have to do to receive a tutor’s award? Year 7 & 8 – Read regularly and log your reading.
Senior – Arrive to tutor time with a book to read
What do I have to do to receive a Dean’s Award? Year 7 & 8 –Read regularly and log your reading AND Read 4 books of your own choice. Senior – Post on your padlet once a month
What do I have to do to receive a Principal’s Award? Year 7 & 8 – Log your reading every two weeks. AND Read 4 books of your own choice AND read 3 books from the Principal’s list and 3 from the student list
Senior – Read 3 books from the Senior Edition reading list
How do I log my reading? By creating a padlet – make sure your padlet is clearly formatted into columns for Principals, Students and Own choice books. Watch the video on the Read to Succeed page for more detail on using a padlet
What is ‘regular’ posting? Every two weeks or monthly
What should be included in a padlet post? Make sure to include a review of the book that you have read. What do you think about it? Be specific – was there a particular setting, character or plot point that you found amazing?
Do not just copy and paste something from the internet. Your posts should be in your own words.
Your post should include the book title and author. Also, if it is on the Principal’s or student list please make that clear.
If I read a series, do all the books in the series get counted?
If you read one of the series on the Principal’s List, that will count as one entry
Where can I find the list of books to read for the Principal’s Award & Student Top Titles list?
On the library website Read to Succeed page, right hand side of the page
Access the Pinterest page and click on the links to take you to the library catalogue page
Can I read a book from home or my local library? Yes
Can I read an eBook or listen to an audiobook? Yes
Can I listen to a podcast instead? Yes
Can I read a magazine or newspaper? Yes
Can I read a book I have read before? NO
Do all year 7, 8 and 9 students have to join the Read to Succeed program? Yes. All Year 7, 8 and 9 students must participate and log their reading
How long does this program last? Terms 2 and 3 until week 2 in Term 4
I’m doing the Premier’s reading challenge. Can I include these books? Yes, as long as it follows the rules of the Premier’s reading challenge. See Mrs Peacock if you have questions about this
As a parent, who can I contact if I have a question? Mrs Revai email@example.com
Collect stickers in your diary to earn merits and prizes
5 stickers = a merit
10 stickers = a merit + a chocolate
15 stickers = a merit + a chocolate + a canteen voucher