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This reading challenge is a friendly and slightly competitive way to see which year group can read the most English texts in an academic year. The rules are simple:
- Be enrolled in any year of the Double Degree or BEd(EL) programme
- Find a text with a title and an author that is >2 pages long and read it! (sorry no periodicals, exchange texts or websites) Genre Definitions
- Take a selfie with your text so that you, the title and the author are visible
- Fill in the necessary information on the form and submit your picture
- Encourage others in your cohort to participate (be a force multiplier)
- The competition will end on March 20th, 2018 at 12:00 noon, the group with the most books read wins! But remember you have to participate to be eligible for the reward.
For an added bit of fun, the Staff can also submit texts that they have read in English, but they are not eligible to win.
What can I win?
The Department of English Language Education
is sponsoring the winning cohort with $4,850 HKD worth of supermarket coupons. The coupons will be divided amongst the participants in the winning cohort (in increments of $50). If the coupons cannot be divided equally, the remaining coupons will be distributed within the winning cohort sequentially starting with the participant with the most books read, until all the coupons are distributed.
Soloist - $100 gift coupon to the participant who read the most books in the cohort with the fewest read books.
Big Fish, Little Pond - $50 gift coupon to the participant who read the most books in the cohort with the second fewest read books.
The EdUHK Library
is sponsoring the participants who read the most texts in a given genre with a total of $4,000HKD in book coupons from Commercial Press Ltd. The person who reads the most books in a given genre will receive a $500 HKD book coupon.
The Scholar - goes to the participant who read the most academic articles
The Bibliophile - goes to the participant who read the most academic book chapter(s)
The Realist - goes to the participant who read the most other non-fiction texts
The Storyteller - goes to the participant who read the most children's picture books
The Epic Reader - goes to the participant who read the most young reader chapter books
The Guided Reader - goes to the participant who read the most levelled reading books
The LLR (life-long reader) - goes to the participant who read the most adult fiction
The Stan Lee - goes to the participant who read the most comic books and graphic novels
Here's a children's picture book to get you started.
Watch this space!
More information and book recommendations to come!
How can we ensure that every book is read? Simply put, we can't. However, this challenge is meant to be a way for you to enhance your reading skills in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Who knows, maybe you'll actually enjoy it! Research suggests that there is a strong correlation between reading for pleasure in L2 and writing proficiency in L2, so why not give it a go?
- Submit the books and articles you need to read for your courses! This is easy!
- Encourage others in your cohort to submit their course reading too.
- Visit the library
- Read children and young reader's literature because you're probably going to be teaching it.
- Recommend a book to a friend
- Be the tortoise! Slow and steady submission of books will win this race.