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National Year of Reading

16 August – 21 September NSW touring exhibition and writing/drawing competition for 2-12 year olds. Book Week “Champions Read” The Children's Book Council of Australia 18-24 August. The Reading Hour Share a book ...
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Welcome to Open Library

Welcome to Open Library | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it

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Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, July 23, 2014 12:31 PM

un millón de eBooks !

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, July 24, 2014 7:05 AM

Plenty of reading material here in the form of diverse genres and subjects. Books can be read online, downloaded in several formats and even borrowed for a couple of weeks. 

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Book Week 2015

                     BOOK WEEK 2015                'Books Light Up Our World'                        August 22 -28 2015                                ...
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ICDL - International Children's Digital Library

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
International Children's Digital Library

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 9, 4:13 PM

From the website: The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.

I have not spent a ton of time playing around with this site but it looks good at first glance. Check it out!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 10, 2:54 PM

A great resource on the Internet, I remember when it began and they accepted my help as a translator. Now they have grown and keep on getting better and better. The best part: it's free for all, as long as you have an internet connection.

Keep up the good work ICDL!!!!

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Making Sense of INQUIRY CYCLES

Making Sense of INQUIRY CYCLES | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
When asked to explain inquiry, this is how I make sense of the different inquiry cycles available. I have made a table with the cycles or processes I use and aligned them with Kath Murdoch’s model....
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Poster revealed for Children's Book Week - USA TODAY

Poster revealed for Children's Book Week - USA TODAY | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
It's designed by Grace Lee, who illustrates 'Sofia the First' books.
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What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
"Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves."

The question of what reading does for the human soul is an etern
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Middle Matters-moving to Senior Primary.: The Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Middle Matters-moving to Senior Primary.: The Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
http://t.co/7fG1QR6QbQ primary writers engage with Shaun Tan #vicpln #yam #bookweek
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Winners 2014 - CBCA

Winners 2014 - CBCA | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it

Click on the link to see the complete list of Winners and Honour Books

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Congratulations to all the authors!

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CBCA Book Week 2014 – Connect to Reading

CBCA Book Week 2014 – Connect to Reading | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
RT @camillaelliott CBCA Book Week 2014 – Connect to Reading http://t.co/pTWWpMeMqU … @oztlnet #aust #vicpln
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PETAA teachers guide to the 2014 CBCA shortlist

PETAA teachers guide to the 2014 CBCA shortlist | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
The PETAA teachers' guide to the annual Children's Book Council of Australia awards, comprising units of work across the prize categories and mapped to the Australian Curriculum and NSW Syllabus outcomes
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Maria Richards's curator insight, August 10, 2014 8:27 AM

Great link for book week!

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Welcome to Mrs B

Welcome to Mrs B | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
This year's Children's Book Week theme is "Connect to Reading". Check out activities to support the very best in... http://t.co/DbKPxYKhw7
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The Forgotten Book Painter

The Forgotten Book Painter | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
Have you ever found yourself doodling on the cover of a book, even just tracing over the lines of the artwork with your fingertips, or be it drawing moustac (Beautiful #BookWeek idea for the arty amongst us - http://t.co/LlK2Ke66O3)...
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"Connect to Reading" display

"Connect to Reading" display | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
Welcome back to Term 3! No doubt everyone is busy planning for Book Week at the moment. I thought I'd share with you my "Connect to Reading" display. I have to admit that displays are not my forte....
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Books light up our world

Simple presentation on Children's Book Week in Australia and why books and reading are so important.
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What Do Kids Want in Books?: INFOGRAPHIC

What Do Kids Want in Books?: INFOGRAPHIC | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it

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Michael Jongen's curator insight, March 8, 7:17 PM

Nice infographic

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23 Kids Who Are Completely Bossing World Book Day

23 Kids Who Are Completely Bossing World Book Day | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest" – C.S. Lewis.
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Primary pupils becoming video stars in online book reviews - Independent.ie

Primary pupils becoming video stars in online book reviews - Independent.ie | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
It is an innovative way to encourage children to read. Irish primary schoolchildren are becoming book-show presenters and are posting reviews of their favourite novels online.

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Janika Puolitaival's curator insight, March 5, 9:02 AM

Children presenting favourite books for other children always always works better than librarians sharing book tips. This is something that should be done even more. Something to develop with local schools?

Sharrock's curator insight, March 5, 11:59 AM

This is a cool idea. 

Kobe Davis's curator insight, April 5, 8:33 PM

This article explains the introduction of a FIS book club in British schools. This website encourages students to read through creation of online book reviews. Students are filmed talking about books they have read and critiquing their characters and plot lines.

 

This way of learning focuses on student learning where “students are active rather than passive recipients of knowledge” (Commander, Ward & Zabrucky, 2012, p. 395) and encourages them to “think more deeply about learning” (Commander, Ward & Zabrucky, 2012, p. 398).

 

I would use this technology in stages 1-3 with books that I have selected as well as books that the student has chosen. Students would be instructed to film their book reviews in pairs and then present these videos to the class. The class would then critically analyse the student’s presentation and perhaps take a vote whether or not they would like to read that book. This would allow students to demonstrate their proficiency in Talking and Listening. It would also allow me as a teacher to be aware of the types of books the students would be interested in.

 

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Commander, N. E., Ward, T, E., Zabrucky, K, M. (2012). Theory and practice: How filming “learning in the real world” helps students make the connection. Retrieved April 5, 2015 from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1000691.pdf

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Honoring the 2014 Nobel laureates with free access to selections of their research

Honoring the 2014 Nobel laureates with free access to selections of their research | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
The science laureates have all published with Elsevier; download some of their high-impact papers
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Home - Book Week 2014 - Library at The Illawarra Grammar School

Home - Book Week 2014 - Library at The Illawarra Grammar School | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
Library. Book Week 2014. Home.
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Book Week 2014: Connect to Reading by Connecting Dots!

Book Week 2014: Connect to Reading by Connecting Dots! | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
Book Week 2014: Connect to Reading by Connecting Dots!
I’ve been a fan of the Thomas Pavitte’s ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot’ books for some time now. I believe they are the perfect gift for anyone - youn (Book Week 2014: Connect to Reading by Connecting Dots!
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Book Week 2014 TVC1

Who will your Book Week character be? Harry Potter, Alice In Wonderland, Robin Hood or perhaps Little Red Riding Hood? All of your favourites characters are right here! Be who you want to...
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Teaching Notes: I'm a Dirty Dinosaur

Teaching Notes: I'm a Dirty Dinosaur | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
I'm a Dirty Dinosaur Janeen Brian and Ann James Stomp, splash, slide, dive . . . .  This little dinosaur just loves mud! My Little Question Time! Before reading: Include a plastic or plush dinosaur...
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▶ Connect With A Book! - YouTube | 21st Century...

▶ Connect With A Book! - YouTube | 21st Century... | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
The experience of reading a great book should be shared with a great friend! This 'Book Week' themed song encourages action/movement sequences for choirs or ...
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Children’s Book Week 2014 – resources and teacher’s notes | Planning With Kids

Children’s Book Week 2014 – resources and teacher’s notes | Planning With Kids | Book Week 2015 Books light up our world | Scoop.it
Book Week 2014 – This post has links to where you can find teacher notes, activities and ideas for CBCA Shortlisted Books. Great for parents and teachers alike.
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