What is it?
Launching in September 2019, The Reading Journey is Just Imagine’s newly updated resource for supporting independent reading and encouraging reading for pleasure. It comprises a website for teachers and free app for pupils. Available for IOS and Android, the app is a great link between reading at home and at school.
The Reading Journey is a book collection of age-appropriate title selected both for their appeal and quality. These books are recommended for classroom reading corners or school libraries.
An exciting new app, which is free for schools, allows children to create a record of their reading via a personalised bookshelf (even books that are not in the Reading Journey, selections can be added).
A reading journal is built into the app with over 30 fun-but-meaningful challenges that children can select from to record their responses to the books they have read.
Multi-modal features allow children to voice record and add photos to their reading journals.
The teacher interface shows at a glance the children’s current reading, as well as their reading history.
The most popular reads for the class are highlighted, providing information that the teacher can capitalise on in Book Talk sessions.
A teacher-pupil messaging facility makes it possible for teachers to personalise feedback and make recommendations.
The author of the month feature has guest pupil interviewers. Look out for Andy Stanton, Chitra Soundar and Sam Wu creators, Kevin and Katie Tsang.
Plus, a monthly newsletter will provide lots of ideas for making the best use of the multi-faceted app.
The app is available for IOS and Android.
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Need to Know
- Curated book collections have multiple purchasing options at discounted rates so there should be something to suit all schools and budgets.
- The free app includes reading journal, challenges and a personalised bookshelf.
- The Reading Journey is launching for Years 3 and 4 in September 2019, and will then roll out to other year groups in the autumn term.
“The chances it has afforded to talk about themes that different books have in common is great. Also, the books being available in sets of three has been extremely supportive of discussion.”
St Matthews, Birmingham