What? Where? When? Who? How? Why?
[These are the most powerful questions that you can ask about anything! Do you know them in order & off by heart?]
What are we celebrating?
Where will the celebrations take place?
When are we celebrating?
Who is celebrating?
How will we celebrate?
Why do we celebrate?
To find out the answers to these questions look carefully at the image above, read the following paragraph
“Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.” [CBCA, The Children’s Book Council of Australia, viewed 20/7/14, <http://cbca.org.au>]
and follow this link to find out the THEME of this years’ Book Week celebrations:
- How do you connect to reading?
[ie What are the kinds of things you read?
What are all the ways you access things to read – in the real and virtual worlds?]
- How does reading connect you: to yourself? – to the world? – to the world of others?
Then, find out which books have been shortlisted and how they have been chosen for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards:
- Which of these books have you read? What connections did they make for you?
[ie What did you think/imagine that you had never thought/imagined before?]