To read is to learn. Can we inspire more reading with the help of common goals, activities - and maybe some confetti?


Good reading comprehension lays a good foundation for learning both now and for the rest of your life. We therefore want to encourage a lot of reading and positive reading habits early. However, reading can be a lonely activity and is not associated with something fun for everyone. In this initiative, we want to test whether we can use new methods to inspire more reading.


In the initiative ToMoveIt we developed a site where students could reggae their steps in one day and compare the total sum with the goal set by the class. Working towards a common goal inspired more activity and now we take advantage of the approach to test a similar hypothesis in reading. The initiative comes from Elinebergsskolan, where three classes in year 6 are now testing setting up reading goals, developing activities in a reading bingo, reporting their read pages and then following how the class together to the goal. And of course it rains confetti when the goal is reached 🙂


Evaluation after test during spring-22:

During our period of trying toreadit, teachers see that students read more willingly and more people see reading as something positive. It is a success that the students get to choose literature themselves, to read a little every day, everyone contributes regardless of level.

Reading inspirers contribute to reading becomes important and show that everyone can and needs to read in different ways.
The digital

the tool helps to make it visible that you are reading, that everyone in the class is contributing, that everyone in a simple way shows that they have read. It will be a carrot that needs to be celebrated with te.x ice cream. Teachers see a benefit from using the tool as it provides an incentive for increased reading. The tool could be used in many different ways as a school struggle, in a class or linked to a special reading-stimulating project for a limited time. The tool can be used in both short and long projects. We think it fits best from grades 4-7, but in a special project it can fit both younger and older.


What is required in the tool itself is the ability to edit if a page registration has gone wrong. To get a more open tool with, for example, the first page where information about the project is available and various pages such as reading inspirers, statistics, etc. We see that this tool would be run further by school librarians in collaboration with teachers and thus linked to further projects.

Impact target

Increased desire to read

Resident involvement

The idea is tested together with the students in three classes in year 6.


Name: Marie-Louise Persson
E-mail: marie-louise.persson@helsingborg.se