Extensive Reading Project for Schools in Italy
Extensive Reading is recognised as one of the best methods of stimulating effective language learning, not only for second language acquisition but also for consolidating skills in the mother tongue.
The teachers and trainers involved in the Read On! project are helping to create a new generation of independent, critical readers, at school and at home.
To date, more than 1,500 teachers and 45,000 students have benefitted from the Read On! methodology, and the project has attracted considerable interest within the Italian Ministry of Education and beyond.
To learn more about this innovative project, download Language, Literacy and Life Skills for the 21st Century: An Overview of the Read On! Project (PDF: 536 KB), or the Italian version, Sviluppare le competenze del 21° secolo (PDF: 228 KB)
- Primaria (PDF: 223 KB)
- Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado (PDF: 301 KB)
- Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado (PDF: 305 KB)
Download the flyer for the new Read On! Essentials Trolley (PDF: 377 KB) with a list of contents by school sector.
Presentazione del progetto per il POF
In the News
Read On! was recently launched at the Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù in Rome. Learn more here.
Read On!, decolla il progetto per imparare l'inglese leggendo, feature article published on 15 October 2015 in the Corriere della Sera. The article was written in conjunction with the presentation of findings from the "Read On! Impact Study" at Villa Wolkonsky and the Ministry of Education in Rome.
Read On! featured on TG Norba, local news coverage of the launch of Read On! at the University of Basilicata (UNIBAS). Sponsored by Shell, this project offers university course credits for reading extensively from the Oxford Digital Library. The project will be accompanied by a research project to determine the impact that regular reading in English makes to learners at the university level.
Above, project pioneers Nina Prentice and Donatella Fitzgerald explain the project for a special feature on RAI news, "Read On! L'inglese si impara leggendo".Click here for More News
The project has been made possible in various regions with the generous support of Barclays Bank, Shell Italia, Fondazione Generali, and Roncato.
If you would be interested in sponsoring a class in your area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.