This term interested student have created a Book Hook using the Green Screen, some creativity and the iPad app
Green Screen by DoInk.
The process involved 4 steps.
1) Select your book and decide how to “sell” your book.
2) Take a photo of what you want as your background (to replace the green screen) using the CAMERA app.
3) Record your video using CAMERA app.
4) Open the GREEN SCREEN app and add the photo and then the video.
Preview then PUBLISH.
More detail at
Use Green Screen Effects on the iPad
See the book hooks created by the students below (support was provided in the actual process).
“Everyone needs stories read to them: Mum, Grandpa, the dog, and the monster under the bed.” Source
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 27
th 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.
During the term we will be re-reading (and for some introducing) the picture books that have featured over the years.
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
May 2015 Feature Books – LibraryThing
Great reading and visuals at
Scholastic’s Reading Report
Screenshot sourced from the report above and redesigned using ComicBook app.
@Scholastic: Here’s what kids ages 6-17 told us they want in the #books they read for fun: http://t.co/Gbx2uxUK0f #KFRR http://t.co/Dgg1ejQPNr
See the Feature Books generated at LibraryThing
Feature Books for 2015
My Library at LibraryThing
with what we do in the JS Library and what is possible in the classroom.
I believe that
FOTOBABBLE is an excellent tool for Lower Primary classrooms as it is simple to use as it uses image and audio to create a shareable moment.
It is also web browser friendly, iPad friendly (using an
iPhone app) and free!
This is an example of a fotobabble about new resources in the library and the connections to the PYP.
This tutorial about using FOTOBABBLE in the classroom explain the features, as well as some uses for FOTOBABLE in the classroom.
The story of
TREE: From little things big things grow is beautifully written by Danny Parker and illustrated by Matt Ottley.
This tree was photographed in Tasmania.
Information about Tasmanian forestry.
Find teaching notes using the QR code below.
This story book is perfect for the Units of Inquiry related to
• Life cycle
TREE reflects the Learner Profile of BALANCED.
RECOMMENDED READ – PICTURE BOOKS
<a href=”http://www.dogobooks.com/little-chick-and-the-secret-of-sleep-storytime/book-review/1848358237″ target=”_blank”>Little Chick & the Secret of Sleep (Storytime)</a>
<a href=”http://www.dogobooks.com/grub-in-love-ruby-and-grub-book/book-review/184812080X” target=”_blank”>Grub in Love (Ruby & Grub Book)</a>
<a href=”http://www.dogobooks.com/the-wonky-donkey/book-review/0545261244″ target=”_blank”>The Wonky Donkey</a>