RFL 2021

Reading for Life is back this year with a completely new collection of books and workshops. Over 1,120 jubilant kids embarked on the reading adventure in 2020 from cities across India. Especially curated for 7 to 12-year olds, the programme aims to take your child on a journey from ‘Learning to Read’ to ‘Reading to Learn’ and help them grow as an engaged reader.

The three-week online programme challenges kids to read at least one book every week from our curated online collection of e-books, audiobooks and comics.

While the different format of books will help children to strengthen their reading and listening skills, our expert-curated workshops and book review writing tasks will support them in enhancing their writing and inferring skills along with boosting their creativity as well as critical thinking. 

Registrations are now open for the batches starting on 1 May and 12 June.

Registration Fee: INR 1,700 per participant. Click here to register

Special offer: If you are a British Council library member you can sign up for the programme at INR 1,200. Click here to register. 

 

Programme objectives

  • Promote the love for reading among children
  • Help children grow as motivated, confident and engaged readers
  • Introduce children to a wide range of authors and literature
  • Encourage children to participate in group activities and help them develop their writing and speaking skills
  • Enhance their creativity, presentation and independent thinking skills
  • Provide children with a happy and memorable learning experience.

How does the programme work?

The programme will run in two batches - first batch starts on 1 May and the next on 12 June. Every child who joins the programme:

  • will have access to our online library
  • reads at least ‘three books in three weeks’ to complete the challenge. 
  • writes and submits a review after reading each book.
  • participates in three specially designed workshops during the three-week programme.
  • receives a Certificate of Achievement endorsed by the British Council.

Workshops for 7 - 9 years

 

Workshop details Schedule

Book Review Writing

Students will share their views about the story they’ve read and decide if they would recommend it to the other readers.

May batch: 8 May

June batch: 19 June

Story Mountain 

Students will focus on planning skills to be able to narrate a story coherently. They will further build their imagination and creativity while inventing their own story.

May batch: 15 May

June batch: 26 June

Whose shoes are these? 

Students will work on characterisation and character analysis. They will develop their own characters too.

May batch: 22 May

June batch: 3 July

Please check the downloads section for complete details.

Workshops for 10 - 12 years

Workshop details Schedule 

Book Review Writing

Students will share their views about the story they’ve read and then decide if they would recommend it to the other readers.

May batch: 8 May

June batch: 19 June

Teaching you to S.T.E.A.L.

Students will work on characterisation by analysing a character from the story. With the help of a graphic organiser, they will be able to deeply learn a character. 

May batch: 15 May

June batch: 26 June    

Question the author

Students will think about the story and write the questions for the author. They will work on their pronunciation and build their reasoning skills while sharing their views in small groups.

May batch: 22 May

June batch: 3 July

Please check the downloads section for complete details.

About the collection

The digital collection provides a virtual tidal wave of brilliantly written titles on different genres a child could wish for. 

A special age-wise list has been curated by the British Council for the Reading for Life programme. The collection will be available to registered participants on https://library.britishcouncil.org or via an app on any digital device. Participants will receive a step guide once they register.

Programme fee

Registration Fee: INR 1,700/- per participant.

Special offer: If you are a British Council library member you can sign up for the program at INR 1,200/- 

Past participants of Reading for Life can avail an exclusive discount of 10 per cent on registration. Please write to Indialibraries@britishcouncil.org with your email address and name of child. We will get back to you with the coupon code to avail the discount.

For any query, please email us at Indialibraries@britishcouncil.org