I blogged about the Quest Literacy Intervention Programme for Year 3 back in 2007 and I was surprised to discover today that it is still in use in some UK schools. Many of the materials needed to run the programme are still available if you hunt around so I decided to update the post and also to write a bit more about it here.
The Quest Books
The programme relies quite heavily on a selection of specific books. All of them are still available but you may need to check changes in page numbers.
You can find all the Quest Books here on the Better Reading Partners Amazon Book Shop Quest page
The Dilly the Dinosaur books have new ISBNs:
Dilly the Dinosaur 978749746827
Dilly and the Goody Goody 07801405202497
The Shark book is also available but has different page numbers and some missing information.
I have also added the Volcano book which is still available as a pack of 6 or as individual books.
Babcock LDP has some good links to all the basics now that the original site is gone. The handbooks are there as PDF files but the advice to be cautious about printing them out is good. They are each over 60 full colour pages! Well worth downloading though and saving somewhere, maybe to a CD or pen drive?
Leicester still has the editable version of the parents leaflet which I found very useful to send out at the start of the scheme.