The displays are up, the winners and honour books are announced and the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week 2011 celebrations have begun.
In the months leading up to Book Week school library staff have been planning, creating and publishing lessons, activities and displays – in both their physical and online library spaces. Library email lists have been full of people sharing ideas, resources and tips for where to purchase that special display item.
While it is impossible to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to the Book Week commons, the following links provide a few examples of the creative ideas, the shared resources and the range of technology tools used for Book Week related activities.
- Book Week 2011 Rap is being run by the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities for Stages 1 and 2 English. Activities help students explore the shortlist and other picture books, and create a digital story.
- Kerri Cicolani’s library is created in Google Sites, and provides links to things to do with the ‘One World, Many Stories’ theme, and reviews of the shortlisted titles.
- Mrs Mac’s Library is maintained by Sharon McGuiness, Teacher Librarian at Thirroul Primary School, who collates blogs, websites, activities, author and illustrator information.
- Book Week for beginners is a collaboration by a group of well-known and new teacher librarians using Wikispaces. It includes useful sections on copyright, organisation and a place for sharing photographs.
- Australian Book Week 2011 Scoop-it! is curated by Jean Anning and provides updating news and resources.
We would love to hear about Book Week in your school.
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