Read to Create!
- Pick up a title and read your book
- Complete your project
- Compete with your creativity!
HOW DO I ENTER?
We are proud to organize the ninth of Turkey's most extensive reading competition, Oxford Big Read.
Please join us this year too as we are aiming to spread a love of reading among our students while encouraging them to demonstrate and further their 21st century skills.
Step 1: Select & Order
Select your books among hundreds of Oxford Graded Readers that are included in the competition.
Order your books from the authorized Oxford University Press distributors.
Step 2: Read & Design
Students read the books and design great projects according to their grade category. Don't forget that each grade category prepares a different project.
Also, in this step you need to select the five best projects from your class. Click on the link below for your guide to ...
Step 3: Register & Generate Codes
Register online with the Teacher's Code you received from your distributor.
Create Student Codes and be sure to write this code on your students' Project Forms. The system will generate 5 codes for each class you are entering with.
Step 4: Submit & Send
Enter your students into our online system. Write the student names and their class in the righthand row. Don't forget in each class you will be entering only the five best projects.
You can give the project forms you have entered to an Oxford University Press representative or send them directly to our central office in Istanbul.
Categories and Projects
Grades 1 and 2:
A Love of Reading Poster
Create a Love of Reading poster. Include a word and a picture from the book for each letter of the phrase. Draw a picture and write the word for each.
The words can be characters, events, objects, etc.
Grades 3 and 4:
Make a photo album for the book you read. Each picture must have a description of a scene from the book. You may draw the pictures, use pictures from newpapers and magazines or even take actual pictures that are related to the scenes in the book!
Grades 7 and 8:
Pretend that your book is being made into a movie. Create a movie poster for your book. Who will play the characters in the book? Write the names of the actors and the director on the poster along with the title of the book, a catchy slogan, illustrations, and movie critics' reviews. Look at real movie posters on the Internet to get ideas.
Create a comic strip of a scene from the book with 9 sections and some dialogue (spoken parts).
For non-fiction books, instead of dialogues, you may write short summaries of specific parts you think are important for each section of the comic strip.
Grades 10, 11 and 12:
Where does the story in your book take place? How would newspapers look in this place? Create a newspaper from this place and include articles based on events that occur in the novel, the weather of the town where the story is set, games (word search, crossword puzzle), or anything else you feel is important.
Each round is a separate competition. You can enter both of them if you wish.
1st Round Starts
Nov 1, 2018
1st Round Deadline for Sending in Projects
Jan 19, 2019
1st Round Regional Finalists Announcement
Feb 7, 2019
1st Round National Winners Announcement
Feb 18, 2019
2nd Round Starts
Feb 4, 2019
2nd Round Deadline for Sending in Projects
Mar 13, 2019
2nd Round Regional Finalists Announcement
Apr 16, 2019
2nd Round National Winners Announcement
Apr 22, 2019