Read Along - Reading Marathon in Schools from 15th August Guidelines

Read Along - Reading Marathon in Schools from 15th August Guidelines  Memo No. SS-15023/4/2022- SAMO-SSA, dt. 27/07/2022

Read Along - Reading Marathon in Schools from 15th August Guidelines 

Sub  APSS-Google Read Along- A 4 week reading marathon starting on 15th August and ending on 8th September 2022 in Govt.of Schools -Instructions - issued.

Ref 1.Email from the Abhinav Unni, Program and Partnerships Manager, Read Along Dt.19-7-2022


All the District Educational Officers & Ex – Officio Project Coordinators, Addl. Project Coordinators of Samagra Shiksha and Principal of D.I.E.Ts in the State are informed that as part of the implementation of the Reading Campaign it is decided to implement a 4 week reading marathon starting on 15th August and ending on 8th September 2022 in Govt. of Schools of A.P.
2) As part of the implementation of the programme, D.E.Os and A.P.Cs in the state are requested to follow certain guidelines for the conduct of Reading Marathon in all schools.

Vision and Objectives of the Reading campaign:

  • A reading campaign aimed at making reading a joyful activity and a daily habit in Telugu and
  • English commemorating the 75th year of independence and international literacy day.
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Launch Date: 15th August - Independence Day
  • Ends on: 8th September - International Literacy Day Detailed Guidelines is annexed.
3) The D.E.O.s ,A.P.Cs and M.E.Os are requested to share the specific partner codes of the respective mandal with the teacher/parents (already issued vide Memo No. SS-15023/4/2022-SAMO,Dt.16-5-2022) and also give wide publicity about a 4 week reading marathon starting on 15th August and ending on 8th September 2022 using through Google Read Along App.

SAMAGRA SHIKSHA -ANDHRA PRADESH
CERTAIN GUIDELINES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF A 4 WEEK READING MARATHON STARTING ON 15TH AUGUST AND ENDING ON 8TH SEPTEMBER 2022

Vision and Objectives of the Reading campaign:
  • A reading campaign aimed at making reading a joyful activity and a daily habit in Telugu and
  • English commemorating the 75th year of independence and international literacy day.
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Launch Date: 15th August - Independence Day
  • Ends on: 8th September - International Literacy Day Detailed Guidelines is annexed in this proceeding.
Proposed Goals
  • All students participating in the reading campaign
  • 3 crore stories ( approx 20 stories per student)
  • The campaign will consist of two components at home and in school.
In school: Teachers will allocate one hour daily towards reading the selected stories on Read Along in the classroom

At Home: Everyday from 7pm -8pm students should be encouraged to read stories on Read Along at home.
Teachers may employ different strategies for reading on Read Along depending on the digital resources available to them.

  • Campaign Monitoring and Reporting
  • The reading campaign will be monitored through partner codes at a mandal level
  • Every day the data with updated metrics for all mandals will be shared by the Google Team
  • Metrics to be tracked
  • Number of device installs per mandal based on partner codes
  • Total number of stories read per mandal
  • Total time spent per device per mandal on Read Along
  • Total correct words read per mandal
  • Important Communication to be sent to stakeholders
DEOs and APCs shall issue guidelines about the Reading Marathon on Read Along- its goals and targets to be shared with mandals with Roles and responsibilities of resource person’s mandal level ofcers.

Introductory video about the Reading campaign and Read Along to be shared with all stakeholders

Digital pamphlets and other collateral to be created to and shared via WhatsApp to generate a buzz about the marathon.

Creation of a reading list of stories shortlisted for the marathon.

List of stories and their links ( English and Telugu) to be shared based on the daily schedule with all stakeholders via WhatsApp

Incentivization
  • A leader board ranking each mandal and district on the basis of stories read to be created.
  • The leader board will be updated daily and shared with the district officials on the WhatsApp group.
  • The top 5 mandals to be acknowledged and celebrated with encouragement being provided to the laggards to catch up. Encourage healthy inter mandal competition but also highlight the growing number of profiles reading everyday and the number of stories being read collectively as a state which will help keep everyone motivated towards the larger goal of reading the most number of stories in 4 weeks.
  • After the conclusion of the marathon, a prize distribution ceremony felicitating the winning mandals and districts.
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