NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME
May the 27th 2015
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.
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.
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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.
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 S hare a Story with the desire to celebrate literacy and learning at SALC. CALENDAR
Share a Story Project is the idea of the prolific and well respected author Jackie French (who has currently published 103 books!). She is for 2014 and 2015 and Australian Children’s Laureate Senior Australian of the Year 2015.
VIDEO Share a Story Project
Learn more about this and find some suggested activities
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.
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
& CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK MAKER SPACE
Storywriting and Digital Storytelling
Literacy storywriting apps
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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.
Literacy Celebrations Week @SALC
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