TLF ID S7087
This teacher resource is about the Literacy Backpack Program established in 16 remote school campuses in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory. The program supplies books and magazines to schools and homes in the region as part of a levelled reading program and is designed to foster a community approach to reading. The resource describes how the program worked in classrooms and the part played by the backpacks themselves, book awards and vouchers, and creative workshops with some of the authors. The resource discusses the outcomes achieved and provides references and links to relevant readings.