NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME: Celebrating LITERACY@SALC

NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME

 May the 27th 2015

See the website link for more information about the event.

AARON BLABEY

Yesterday, we celebrated NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME for the first time.

We began by viewing the AUSLAN version of this year’s selected book – The Brothers Quibble

The AUSLAN translator was very animated and funny. This added to the viewing of the story.

 

WATCH

An interview with Aaron Blabey about The Brothers Quibble

The Brothers Quibble from Story Box Library on Vimeo.

 

SHARING THE LOVE OF READING

A Year 3 classroom teacher (Mr Dalby)  had eagerly offered to share and read during this  time.

 

Permissions for the use of The Brothers Quibbly book cover 

Mr Dalby read some of his favourite books, two of these are listed below:

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Emily Loves To Bounce (actually anything by Stephen Michael King is high on his list).

 

It was lovely to see the students enjoying the simple pleasure of being read to. Thanks to those who participated in the event and we hope to make it an annual event.

 

See more books by Aaron Blabey.

One of his books is Thelma the Unicorn (which is one of the books we have identified as being a BEST READ ALOUD BOOK) .

Hear him reading it below.

 

 

#NSS15

CELEBRATING LITERACY@SALC

SHARE A STORY – MARCH

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SHARE A STORY

In the JS Library this year we are planning to engage with the Share a Story Project and have a focus on exploring literature through the monthly topics in the beautiful Share a Story CALENDAR  with the desire to celebrate literacy and learning at SALC.

 

The Share a Story Project is the idea of the prolific and well respected author Jackie French  (who has currently published 103 books!). She is Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014 and 2015 and Senior Australian of the Year 2015.

 

Share a Story Project

Learn more about this and find some suggested activities here.

 

MARCH – NAVIGATE A STORY

So many ideas. Here are just a few.

So Let’s Navigate a Story.

 

  • HOW TO  navigate a book – fiction and non-fiction.

 

  • HOW TO navigate the library

How to use the JS Library blog post.

  • USING DEWEY

Locate ‘navigation’ through subjects such as sailing, explorers, devices such as the compass, maps and mapping or read adventure stories, biographies, Choose Your Own Adventure stories or mysteries.

 

Have a go at creating your own version of a ‘Choose Your Own ..’ style of story. This tool allows you to create it online.

Mapping and Geography ideas see My place in the World project .

 

OR EVEN NAVIGATE THE MAKER SPACE & CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK

Bookbinding

Making Books

Homemade Books

Storywriting and Digital Storytelling

Literacy storywriting apps

Storymaking Steps


Follow the tweets at #shareastorycalendar

LITERACY CELEBRATIONS 2015

During Literacy Celebrations Week we will be participating in many literacy activities designed to engage, challenge and promote the value of literacy.

Some classes  collaborating with other Junior School classes and in some cases with Senior School students.  Other classes have connected their Units of Inquiry with literacy experiences.

We would like to share some of these experiences with you (stay tuned) in Week 9.

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Literacy Celebrations Week @SALC

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