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READING ATHLETES

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SHORTLISTS
Early Childhood

Nick BLAND, The Wrong Book Scholastic Australia, 2009
Author information - Nick Bland on Scholastic
Irene Buckler's interactive site for The Wrong Book

Christina BOOTH, Kip Windy Hollow Books, 2009
Author Information: Christina Booth
Teachers' notes: Windy Hollow (PDF)
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Kip

Ursula DUBOSARSKY and Andrew JOYNER The Terrible Plop Viking, Penguin Group Australia, 2009
Author information: Ursula Dubosarsky
Illustrator information: Andrew Joyner
Andrew Joyner - How to draw a bear.
Irene Buckler's interactive site for The Terrible Plop

Libby GLEESON and Freya Blackwood, Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House Little Hare, 2009
Author information: Libby Gleeson
Illustrator information: Freya Blackwood
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House

Lisa SHANAHAN and Emma QUAY, Bear and Chook by the Sea Lothian Children's Books, 2009
Author information: Lisa Shanahan
Illustrator information: Emma Quay
Author and illustrator notes for Bear and Chook by the Sea
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Bear and Chook by the Sea
Bear and Chook Book Rap - has Lisa and Emma reading the book and a series of Q&A with students.

Colin THOMPSON and Sarah DAVIS, Fearless ABC Books, 2009
Author information: Colin Thompson
Illustrator information: Sarah Davis
Teaching Notes for Fearless (PDF)
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Fearless

Younger Readers

Elizabeth FENSHAM, Matty Forever University of Queensland Press, 2009
Author information: Elizabeth Fensham
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Matty Forever

Odo HIRSCH, Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool Allen & Unwin, 2009
Allen & Unwin Teachers' Notes
Author Information: Odo Hirsch
Kids Book Review: Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool

Alison LESTER, Running with the Horses Viking, Penguin Group Australia, 2009
Author Information: Alison Lester
Kids Book Review: Running with the Horses
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Running with the Horses

Fiona McINTOSH, The Whisperer Angus & Robertson, 2009
Author Information: Fiona McIntosh
Irene Buckler's interactive site or The Whisperer

Sally MURPHY (Heather POTTER Illus.), Pearl Verses the World
Walker Books , 2009
Walker Books: Teacher notes
Author Information: Sally Murphy
Interview: Sally Murphy giving writing tips. She tells how she wrote Pearl.
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Pearl Verses the World

Jen STORER, Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children Penguin Group Australia, 2009
Author Information: Jen Storer
Book Trailer: Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children

Picture Books

Stella and John DANALIS, Schumann the Shoeman U.Q.P., 2009
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Schumann the Shoeman
Booked Out - YouTube: John Danalis

Roland HARVEY, To the Top End Allen & Unwin, 2009
Author/Illustrator Information: Roland Harvey
Irene Buckler's interactive site for To the Top End
Interview with Roland Harvey

Leigh Hobbs, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Allen & Unwin, 2009
Author/ Illustrator Information:Leigh Hobbs
Teacher Notes: Mr Chicken Goes to Paris (Allen & Unwin site)
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Mr Chicken Goes to Paris

Glenda MILLARD and Rebecca COOL, Isabella's Garden Walker, 2009
Author/Illustrator Information: Glenda Millard - Rebecca Cool (Walker Books) | Rebecca Cool
Classroom Activity: Colouring Sheet
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Isabella's Garden

Narelle OLIVER, Fox and Fine Feathers Scholastic, 2009
Author/Illustrator Inforamtion: Narelle Oliver
Information on Narelle's website for Fox and Fine Feathers
Scholastic: Teachers' Notes
Booked Out - YouTube: Narelle Oliver
Notes about the process from Narelle Oliver
Irene Buckler's interactive site for Fox and Fine Feathers

Gregory ROGERS, The Hero of Little Street Allen & Unwin, 2009
Allen & Unwin: Teacher Reviews
Author/Illustrator Information: Gregory Rogers
Irene Buckler's interactive site for The Hero of Little Street
Links to websites for The Hero of Little Street

Additional resources and activities

Other websites for Early Childhood Books

pdf icon Dog Idioms (8 KB)
Match the idiom, saying or proverb to its meaning.

ACTIVITIES

Cover design for the Ipswich District Teadher-Librarian Network Book as a Jigzone puzzle. Click on the right arrow on the puzzle to have a go. Works well on an Interactive White Board.

Click to Mix and Solve

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THEME

'Bridges'

Bridge Challenge by Mandie Gardiner
Links for Bridge Activity in the Book Week publication:

Tasmania
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasman_Bridge

Victoria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Gate_Bridge
http://www.westgatebridge.org/

NSW
Look at Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge, John Nicholson Allen& Unwin, 2000
http://sydney-harbour-bridge.bos.nsw.edu.au/web-resources.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge
http://www.sydneyharbourbridge.info/
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/constructingaustralia/thebridge/default.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_rail_disaster

Qld
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_Bridge

WA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canning_Bridge

SA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindmarsh_Island_bridge_controversy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_%27Diver%27_Derrick_Bridge

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READING ATHLETES

This is a reading incentive program managed by the library and designed especially to encourage 'reading fitness' in year 3 students (aged about 7-8) by rewarding 'sustained reading'. (Reading of books requiring multiple sessions to finish, eg. Chapter books etc)

Class chart showing levels of increasing 'reading fitness' maintained by TL:

Walker athlete: 5 books
Jogger athlete: 5 books
Runner athlete: 4 books
Marathon athlete: 4 books

(It is assumed the books are getting longer at the 2 top levels.)

Each student also has individual training logs to record what they are reading. This is filled in after they have finished reading their book. Attempted but unfinished books, abandoned due to difficulty or boredom, are recorded on the back of the training log. Logs are kept in class folders. (The template for the Reading Log is on our Book Week publication 2010.) The Wow! Rating used in the log is the same 1-5 scale as used in the 5W's book report. (A template for 5W's Book Report is in the Book Week publication.)

The final book in each level needs to have a 5W’s book review completed to move to the next level. Recognition bookmarks and athlete energy bars in the form of Freddo Frogs will help each Reading Athlete 'leap' to the next level. Students reaching Marathon athlete status will receive a prize book on parade.

Additional resources and activities

pdf icon 5Ws Book Report Chart (43 KB)
5Ws Book Report Chart to accompany Book Report template in the 2010 Book Week Publication, Across the Story Bridge.

word icon Class Record Chart (127 KB)
Class Record Chart

word icon Sample letter to parents (75 KB)
Sample letter to parents

FILES TO DOWNLOAD
Additional resources and activities

pdf icon Answers for the word search (42 KB)
Answers for the word search

pdf icon Shortlist Crossword answers (41 KB)
Shortlist Crossword answers

pdf icon Book Week Banner (2854 KB)
Printable Banner

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