BOOK WEEK

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.

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE ABOUT?
The goal of the Around the World challenge is to visit as many different places in the world
through books. Some ideas for the challenge (adapted from the website above).
 Read one book for each continent (see later in this document)
 Read a certain number of books set in at different places
 Read a certain number of books that are set in different continents (compare/contrast)
 A to Z challenge: Find a place/book/story for each letter in the alphabet
 Visit a ________ number of countries through literature.
 Read books from authors from a certain number of different countries
 Other…

Literature Around the World

The goal of the Around the World challenge is to visit many different places in the world through books.

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With class activities and Makerspace Activities

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Book Week 2016

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BOOK WEEK 2015

LIGHTS – CAMERA – ACTION

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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).

LANTERN IDEAS

INSTRUCTABLE

How to make a 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

CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION:

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).

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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

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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

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SUPPORT RESOURCES

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

 

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…

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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

UNIQUE TEACHING RESOURCES

PRINTABLE CHILDREN’S QUOTES 

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VISUAL QUOTES

See JSSALC Visual Literacy page   e.g. use  Word foto or  Tagxedo 

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OTHER CONNECTIONS

GLOBAL IBOOK PROJECT

 

BOOK WEEK 2013

 

The theme in 2013 is… Read across the universe

SCOOP IT Book Week 2013 Read Across the Universe

Book Week wikispaces 

WHICH OF THE SHORTLISTED BOOKS DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST IN YOUR CATEGORY?

Complete the survey below

Click here to take survey

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


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PREVIOUS YEARS

Book Week 2011
The theme in 2011 is… One World, Many Stories.
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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

PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS

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12 thoughts on “BOOK WEEK

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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

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