March 9

2012 National Year of Reading: CBCA activities

Just a quick reminder from Jackie Hawkes about some of the Children’s Book Council activities that may help your NYoR efforts and involvement

AAA- Anticipate, Appreciate, Applaud – Tuesday April 3
Lead up to the announcements of the short listed books for Book Week 2012 – Champions Read. Nadia Wheatley as keymnote speaker, panel of personal overviews of possible short list books in each Book Week category.

Maurice Saxby lecture – in honour of the amazing contributions of Maurcie Saxby in relation to Australian children’s literature – a lecture will be held at the State Library – Tuesday May 1

Writing Master Classes for teens – give your students’ talents a real chance to progress
29 March – What makes a short story? – Anthony Eaton
30 April – Write like a professional – Michael Pryor
23 July – “If I chance to talk a little wild” – Tony Thompson
5 November – The ultimate challenge – Ursula Dubosarsky

ALOUD Program enables schools to have authors visit schools for literature based activities

Frustrated Writer’s programs – to help unpublished authors gain mentoring to develop their writing. The target audeince for works must be children, and includes writer categories for adults (aged over 20), young adult (aged 15-20) and Juniors (aged under 15). Closing date for entries June 1, 2012.

Stories on Screen (primary schools) – students will select an Australian children’s picture book or adapt a favourite traditional story to give it an Australian feel and create a visual presentation of no longer than three minutes duration. Students can use any format but suggestions include Photostory, PowerPoint, Stop Motion Pro, iMovie and Moviemaker.

Full details are available on the CBCA NSW site.

Happy reading with a variety of ways of being involved and supported. Ideas from the November 2011 think tank for the National Year of Reading are HERE (click on the hyperlink).

Jackie Hawkes

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Posted March 9, 2012 by ianmclean in category news, resources, theme days

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Ian McLean is a Sydney-based Australian primary (elementary) teacher-librarian, who spends way too much of his spare time blogging in cyberspace. A former editor of the NSW Department of Education and Training's professional journal, "Scan", he enjoys learning - along with his students and teaching colleagues - about the wonders of information and communications technology (ICT) in education.

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