Which book would you read to the world?

“Everyone needs stories read to them: Mum, Grandpa, the dog, and the monster under the bed.” Source

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The Share a Story theme for May is perfect for an IB and PYP school. Looking through the lens of  Internationalism, PYP and picture books we examine literature that develops the IB Concepts, Learner Profile and Attitudes.

PYP and Fiction

We have many of these books in our library. Which have you read?

A couple of my favourites are  Mirror (because of the uniqueness of the layout and the dual story) and The Island (specifically because of the power of the illustrations).

Another two I recommend are If the World were a Village and We Are All Born Free (although we have these in our Non-Fiction collection).

Q: What is your favourite (picture book) story?

Have a look at these suggestions

 

We will be surveying and voting for our Top 10 Picture Book Read Alouds.

Another fantastic way to celebrate reading is through the national event of simultaneous storytime where students around Australia read the same book, on the same day (… at the same time).

National Simultaneous Storytime 2015

On May 27th we will be celebrating National Simultaneous Storytime. The book this year is The Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabey.

Resources to help celebrate NSS

In the JS Library we also be promoting this through the Feature Books.

Feature Books

During the term we will be re-reading (and for some introducing) the picture books that have featured over the years.

List from https://www.alia.org.au/nss

So, What story would you share with someone else?  Feel free to share below.

Follow the tweets at  #readtheworldastory and #shareastorycalendar

 

“Calendar concept © Jackie French. Calendar © ACLA”

Thumbnail image reproduced with permission.

See more at
http://www.childrenslaureate.org.au/events/

 

May 2015 Feature Books – LibraryThing

 

April: History is a Story

Number 60 WOODHOUSE, William Henry

State Records of SA via Compfight

When I think of HISTORY and April the first thing that enters my mind is ANZAC Day.

The Share a Story focus for April is “History is a Story”.  The question is posed “What’s your family’s story?” We are challenged to read diaries and letters and books from the past, ‘to hear the whispers from history’.

 

At the JS Library we are going to explore the HISTORY section of the JS Library with a particular focus on the ANZACs.

See below for some ideas for exploring Australian History through quality literature (with reading lists and suggestions).

Australian history books

Aussie Book Lists: Australian History for Young Readers

 

One of the suggested books from the lists are from my early days  of teaching- Five Times Dizzy. Another more recent recommendation is The Dog on the Tuckerbox (see more resources here) and more recent award winning Mirror by Jeannie Baker.

Such books have deepened my appreciation of Australian culture and allowed me to explore the diversity in our stories. Our rich culture of storytelling is also fortunately deepened by the sharing of Indigenous perspectives through the traditional story structure of The Dreaming to more recent publications of Indigenous picture books that provide an opportunity to view life through the eyes of an Indigenous person.

 

Additionally the stories of Australia have become more accessible through picture books such as Banjo Paterson’s verse, Waltzing Matilda.

 

See some resources below from Random House

 

HISTORY RESOURCES

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM, HISTORY & LITERATURE

Primary School Resources to support the Australian History Curriculum – ASLA

– a comprehensive resource

 

ANZAC DAY & HISTORY RESOURCES

Bringing history to Life

‘Belinda Murrell: Bringing Australian History to Life’

MY AUSTRALIAN STORY SERIES – SCHOLASTIC

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY FOR BOOK LOVERS PDF

 

ANZAC DAY RESOURCES

A is for ANZAC

100 Years of ANZAC the Spirit Lives

Gallipoli (YouTube)

Australian War Memorial – Education

This month in Australian Military history

Meet the ANZACs PDF – Random House

 

So, What is your story or a which book would you recommended book to explore history?

Feel free to share below.

 

Follow the tweets at  #historyisastory and #shareastorycalendar

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


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