Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Book Week March 5-9

The theme for this year's Book Week is.....

Reading is my superpower!

Below is info about the week. Feel free to do more in your class or grade.

New to UWC? Or just can't remember anything from last year? Here's a link to General Info and other ideas.

Daily Events:

Reading Magic Monday- Choose any activity to celebrate reading to kick off the week: pair a book with a cooking activity, invite a surprise guest reader, extra DEAR time outside your regular reading time, etc...You might want to use this poem, by Michael Rosen. It was written for the 2008 Book Week in the UK. The link also includes activity ideas that you might want to use to kick off the week.

Poem in your Pocket Tuesday- everyone comes to school prepared to share a poem -- either in their pocket to be read or in their head to be recited.

WOW Book Wednesday- a WOW book on this day could be a a great book to read aloud since it is World Read Aloud Day or it could be Red Dot book because voting begins today.

Thinking Thursday- focus on books that really make you think (or learn something new) like nonfiction, a how-to book, a mystery...

Dress Up Friday- come to school dressed as a character from a story. Click here for costume ideas.

Click here for a timetable of other special events during the week.

Week Long Events:

Book Nooks- Be on the look out for special reading areas with bean bags and pillows

around campus for reading books before school and throughout Morning Break and Lunch Break.

Books We Love Wall- during your class check out time in the library, have your students add to their favorite books to the display- we will have a Michael Rosen poem on a large murual for kids to right on graffiti-style.

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