What is the
Reading Revolution?

The Reading Revolution provides access to great literature. We run shared reading groups where participants listen to short stories and poems read aloud. The group then discuss ideas, thoughts and feelings about the readings. Together we mull over different parts of the story or poem that strike us as interesting, listening carefully to each other and agreeing or disagreeing in a respectful and supportive fashion.

Reading aloud gives a different experience of reading for both the listeners and the reader. It naturally slows the text down and creates a relaxed atmosphere. Different aspects of the text may rise to the attention of the group when hearing them spoken aloud. There is no pressure to speak or provide a detailed intellectual analysis of the poem or story, in fact even the simple contribution of “I don’t understand this part…” may provide a welcome opportunity for another group member to chime in to the discussion. Sharing our thoughts provides a richer interpretation than we can achieve when reading alone.

"I had the choice of this or a van trip this week, I chose reading!"

The bigger picture

What is going on?

Groups

We are currently running taster sessions at various Communicare friendship centres. Upcoming dates include: October 18th Avondale Baptist Church Hall...
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Select Stories Private Shared Reading Group for Selwyn residents Selwyn Village Cafe on Lichfield Extension 10:00am – 11:30am Wednesdays Join...
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Children’s Shared Reading Group at Glen Eden Library 1pm every Saturday starting from July 25th 2015 Join us to enjoy...
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Our people

I trained in Liverpool with The Reader Organisation in January 2015. Since then I have run reading groups in several...
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I have worked as an artist and arts educator for the past 30 years in New Zealand. I have known...
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I am an avid bilingual reader with a BA in Russian Literature, MA in Comparative Literature, currently doing a PhD...
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I have a background in hospitality working in restaurants around Auckland for many years, I am now working with TAPAC...
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My name is Daniel Prasad, and I am student at the University of Auckland, studying Arts and Law. With my...
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