Teachers, librarians and other school staff
Information about the Reading Challenge is provided here to assist teachers in the management of the Challenge in their schools. It is strongly recommended that teachers use these pages and documents to become familiar with the operations of the 2013 Challenge and online system and plan appropriately for their school.
Download the 2013 Reading Challenge Information Guide for teachers, librarians and other school staff (Word - 99Kb) here. This document contains all the information found on the pages for teachers, librarians and other school staff on this site.
Information to support Coordinators to record books in other languages
Adding books in other languages as Challenge books
Students may read books in other languages and have these recorded as Challenge books. To record these books as Challenge books coordinators need to go to ‘Add book’ and enter the following letters: VPRC followed by the specific language. For example, if a student has read a book written in Arabic, enter the following VPRC Arabic. The coordinator will then see 10 book listings VPRC Arabic book coordinator approved.
Adding books in other languages as Choice books
Students may read books in other languages and record these as Choice books. Titles must still be approved by a parent or teacher, in this case, a speaker of the language in question. When the book is entered on the system, the language should be identified, for example Die Wilden Fussball Kerle (German). As it is not possible to enter a title using non-Latin characters, a translation of a non-Latin title should be used, for example The Making of Monkey King (Chinese).
Teachers can also download the 2013 consent form (Word - 52Kb) for students here. The consent form will be also available in languages other than English shortly.
For more information see:
- Overview for teachers and Coordinators
- Details of the process for schools (includes details about ordering promotional materials)
- Tips for teachers and Coordinators
- Support for Teachers and Coordinators
- EduWeb accounts
Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge Champions Guidelines for schools
Each primary school can nominate up to seven Challenge Champions to receive lapel pins (one per year level, or at the discretion of the school). Each secondary school will be able to nominate up to twelve Challenge Champions to receive lapel pins (three per year level, or at the discretion of the school). In the case of schools comprising more than one campus, each primary campus will be able to nominate up to seven Challenge Champions and each secondary campus will be able to nominate up to twelve Challenge Champions. The lapel pins are free upon request. School coordinators can request the pins by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Challenge Champions guidelines (Word - 276Kb) here.
The Premiers’ Reading Challenge and MS Readathon
The Premiers’ Reading Challenge and MS Readathon can be run in conjunction with each other. Students can count the books they read for the PRC in the MS Readathon and vice versa. Teachers are only required to encourage their students to participate in the MS Readathon and motivate them to read and complete the program. For more information visit www.msreadathon.org.au