200 Essentials

How does it work?

A collection of 200 books are selected to be read completely by the students from Class 1 to Class 8.

The time they complete Class 8, PakTurk students will have read the entire 200 books included in the primary and secondary segments of the 200 Essentials Reading Scheme. The collection of books include the world classics, Pakistan classics, biographies, history, fiction and children classics; all of which have carefully been selected keeping in view the national and cultural values of Pakistan.

The book collections are available at the PakTurk school libraries for students to get them issued. The books for Class 1 to Class 5 will be issued by the class teachers and the English language teachers will issue books to the students of Class 6 to Class 8. Once a student borrows a book from the collection, (s)he is to read it completely within 2 weeks. As the books will be turned in after reading, each student’s reading progress will be logged in the e-logbook software and the returned books will be issued to the students who have not read them yet.


The reading progress of the 200 Essentials will be followed by the E-Logbook, the software exclusively authored for this purpose.

E-logbook has the lists of all primary and secondary school students registered for the reading scheme and catalogs the book titles in the Collection. As the students return the finished books, class teachers will log each student’s progress into the software. With the 200 Essentials E-logbook, informing parents, students, and teachers about the reading updates will be just one click away.
70% of the books selected for the reading scheme are in English and the rest are in Urdu.

In order to complete this reading scheme at primary school level, each student from Class 1 to Class 5 will need to complete reading 20 books during a year. Students from Class 6 to Class 8 will need to read 33 books annually to complete the reading scheme at secondary level.
Developing children to:
Love literature, the multitude of genres and a wide range of authors
Be confident in their own reading and share with others their love of books
Read with confidence, fluency and understanding, orchestrating a range of independent strategies to self monitor and correct
Develop powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness
Read with expression and emotion
Students Completing this series will be able to look at the life with different perspective
200 Essentials Reading Scheme will start w.e.f. January 2013.
Students will take good care of the borrowed books to prevent any damage to them.
On completion of reading a book, students will return it to the Class Teacher/English Language Teacher and will make sure that the teacher enters the title of the completed books in the software.
Students may read the books at home as well as in the school during reading time.
When primary school students finish the 100 Essentials after five years, they will be awarded with plaques and certificates. Within the frame of this reading scheme, any new students to Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5 will be encouraged to complete the collection in four, three, two and one year(s) respectively and get recognition plaques and certificates. Any student who completes the collection earlier than the prescribed time will be awarded exclusively.
Class 1 Reading Books