BOOK WEEK 2016
Australia: Story Country
There will be various ways for students to get involved in Book Week and Science Week over the course of Term 3
- through literature and Shortlisted Books
- robotics and coding – telling stories
- ICT tools – writing stories
Some of these activities will focus on Storyboarding , Exploring the World through Literature (see below) and learning to code in order to tell a story.
Making connections to the PYP
We will continue to make connections to the PYP by exploring World Stories through a Google Map journey, interacting with the media and reading stories from each continent.
The purpose for using this tool is to continue to develop appreciation of others through experiencing another way of life and understanding more about other lives.
READ AROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGE
We will be exploring the world through books.
See the Google Map with the books and countries we will be visiting.
This is the blog post about the reading challenge for 2016.
Literature Around the World
The goal of the Around the World challenge is to visit many different places in the world through books.
iTunes U course
With class activities and Makerspace Activities
BOOK WEEK 2015
LIGHTS – CAMERA – ACTION
The Book Week theme this year connects across many areas of the curriculum. In particular the connections with Science and STEM are exciting.
As in previous years the classes will be examining the Shortlisted Books 2015,
As a class activity each class will construct a lantern (or lanterns) which displays their interpretation of the Theme “Books Light Up Our World”.
These lanterns will be displayed in the JS Library during Book Week (Week 7).
- Winnie the Pooh (use a book as a focus)
- Silhouettes on a theme (Halloween)
- Diwali template
- Simple paper lantern
BOOKS LIGHT UP OUR WORLD & THE JS LIBRARY MAKERSPACE
LET’S LIGHT UP OUR WORLD with the creativity that a Makerspace ignites.
Some of our activities can be seen below.
Each week this term we will have MakerSpace activities in the JS Library. In addition there will be some areas that students can independently interact with related to the theme of lights.
We started with CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION in Week 1 and 2
Collaborative design and construction of a large lighthouse for use as the centre of our display in the JS Library (using a Design Thinking Process).
Students are also able to upcycle our book covers (dust jacket) into paper lanterns.
We explored much more and made deeper connections.
CIRCUITS – LED’S – LITTLE BITS – MAKEY MAKEY’S – ANIMATION – GREEN SCREEN – SQUISHY CIRCUITS
LET’S ‘LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY’
Students will also use the following resources to help their explorations.
- Electric Circuits
- Circuits and Conductors
- Electricity and Circuits
- How Light Works
- The Science of Light
- HOW TO’S (various locations)
- Craft, sewing, knitting, making, building, DIY projects, origami….
BOOK WEEK 2014
CONNECTED TO READING
Created using AUTOMOTIVATOR
- SHORTLISTED BOOKS – BOOK WEEK FOR BEGINNERS WIKI
- BOOK WEEK WIKI – CONNECT TO THE CLASSICS
- MRS MACS
- THE BOOK CHOOK’S BOOK WEEK 2014 IDEAS
STAFF INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
STAFF INTRO SESSION -PDF
BOOK WEEK PPT – PDF
1) INTRODUCTION TO THE THEME
All images and links are sourced within the Padlet.
2) STAFF ACTIVITIES
A) DESIGN YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK QUOTE (e.g. use QUOZIO to ‘make beautiful quotes’) see PINTEREST EXAMPLES
#BookWeek2014 #piccollage #bookquotes pic.twitter.com/SmE51w2ExP
— Julia Boulton (@julia_boulton) June 6, 2014
B) PICTURE FRAME PHOTO BOOTH – image +audio (e.g. use Fotobabble to connect the image to the audio file)
C) PAPER CHAIN CONNECTIONS – connecting ideas on the theme.
These may be ideas about reading or book reviews or…
Photo Credit: aussiegall via Compfight
3) SHORTLISTED BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING & IDEA SHARING
4) CLASS TASK – BOOK CUBE (connected to an author and a shortlisted book as a literacy rotation)
e.g. READ WRITE THINK – STORY CUBE INTERACTIVE
OTHER IDEAS FOR IMAGE CREATION AND QUOTES
CHILDREN’S BOOK QUOTES DOWNLOADABLE LINKS
See JSSALC Visual Literacy page e.g. use Word foto or Tagxedo
BOOK WEEK 2013
The theme in 2013 is… Read across the universe
SCOOP IT Book Week 2013 Read Across the Universe
WHICH OF THE SHORTLISTED BOOKS DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST IN YOUR CATEGORY?
Complete the survey below
TEACHING AND LEARNING IDEAS
JS LIBRARY MOODLE PAGE (scroll to Term 3)
BOOK WEEK LINKS – JSSALC DIGGO
My Place in Space (book) teachig ideas
Book Week Art Ideas on PhotoPeach
Book Week 2011
The theme in 2011 is… One World, Many Stories.
See the JSLibrary wiki for more information of how we will celebrate it at St Andrews. Go to Mrs Mac’s website for more ideas and Interactive Literacy designed for the Book Week Shortlisted books.
Go to JSSALC Library Book Week page on the JS SALC wiki for resources and ideas for students and staff to celebrate and explore the One World, Many Stories theme.
Write or record a comment about the CBCA Shortlisted Books on the Voicethread below or go to the direct URL at http://voicethread.com/share/2073738/.
When Book Week is over please complete the survey below. This survey will be opened at the start of Term 3.
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This is information about last year’s Book Week.
The shortlist is out – go to the Children’s Book Council website to view the 6 books in each category.
Go to Mrs Mac’s Book Week site to find out more about these books.
Go to the CMIS Evaluation Primary Focus for blurbs about the shortlisted books and links to relevant sites.
Have you read any? What do you think?
BOOK OF THE YEAR EARLY CHILDHOOD
9 thoughts on “BOOK WEEK”
Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley
is a great book about friends and friendship. I definitely say you should read it!
The Peasant Prince
is a beautifully filled with lovely pictures.
see SMH’s review The Peasant Prince
The Shaggy Gully Times
It’s very funny! It’s all about this wombat who goes through a newspaper and changes it by writing different words and letters.
Read and reviewed by Jessemy.
I am currently reading a book called Eclipse it is part of the Twilight series.It is a vampire love story.The cullens are the vampire family.their names are Carlise,Esme,Alice,Rosalie,Emmett, Jasper and Edward.there is also a girl called Bella she is in love with edward cullen.
Leaf is a wonderful early childhood book with great illastrations it has few words but it is still a good book for young readers.It is written and illastratid by Stephen Michael KIng.
i have read twilight.it is about a vampire and a girl who goes to a high school in the town called forks. if you would like to hear more about this book you have to read it.you could go to the website to it is twilight.com.there is a whole series of twilight.the books are called twilight new moon eclipse and breaking dawn.
THE WRONG BOOK is random, funny, strange, weird, wild, silly, cool, scary and emotional. We are thinking that we would like to change the ending of the story for an activity.
P2 really enjoyed ‘The Wrong Book’. We particularly loved the illustrations.
2G gave the book a 5/10. We loved the illustrations but thought it was a bit repetitive. We like books that have a problem and where the problem needs to be solved. We look forward to reading the next shortlisted book 🙂
Bear and Chook by the Sea 1P liked this book as we liked how the Chook wanted to go home and then the Bear wantedt to go home. We liked that the Bear got dumped by a wave. The book was done again in reverse. LOL