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Excursion to Meet the Author and Illustrator, Graeme Base

During early October, the grades 2,3 and 6s were privileged to meet Graeme Base, a high profile author and illustrator of children’s books at an event that drew a crowd of 2 500!  Students were entertained by some Collegiate girls who read from one of Graeme’s best loved books, Animalia which contains hidden pictures of […]

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Reading Rewards – An Online Reading Log

  Reading Rewards is great online tool that  encourages reading.   Students are able to log the amount of time spent reading and in the process, build up their their virtual library of books they have read.   Students are rewarded for their efforts by gaining access to games as time spent reading increases.  More details are available in the following clip: Catherine […]

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Activities Based on the Picture Book Are We There Yet?

The Australian School Library Association National Year of Reading team has developed a variety of units and activities to recognise the National Year of Reading.  These are based on Alison Lester’s picture book, Are We There Yet?  and are appropriate for ELC and JS.    Resources include:  Teaching unit – Postcards Around Australia  (Years 3 & 4 — […]

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Love2Read Reading Group

The Love2Read Reading Group has been developed for the National Year of Reading 2012 and using Twitter, people are encouraged to Tweet what they are reading.    A monthly theme will provide a focus for the tweets.  The themes are based on the petals of the National Year of Reading 2012 logo (see below).  This is something that […]

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