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  • S. L. Faisal 8:54 pm on September 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chef, Tasting the book   

    Book Tasting 

    Book Tasting Event as a way to get students to “sample” a variety of literary genres in order to find their preferred “tastes” in reading.

    Read about a Book Tasting event here http://www.slj.com/2014/11/programs/reading-as-the-main-course-a-book-tasting-event/#_

  • SLIdea 1:08 am on September 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: book clubs,   

    'Book Groups' 

    -everyone in the group reads an agreed book and then hold an informal meeting to have a structured discussion about their reading. Typically, members take turns to suggest book titles to the group and/or embers might vote on which book they want to read for the next discussion session. Usually, someone agrees to lead , or chair , the discussion. Eg: Groups created on Harry Potter, Jane Austen.

    Possible talking points include,
    -plot, how it works or how the author has presented it.
    -characters, how they are shown and whether they are convincing
    -the writer’s style
    -moral points and other issues raised by the story
    -how it compares with other books

    Courtesy: Susan Elkin, Encouraging Reading, Continuum International, New York, 2008.

  • SLIdea 1:06 pm on September 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    “Blind Date With a Book” 

    My favorite interaction so far has been a kid who hesitantly picked up a book and asked his mom, “But what if I don’t like the book?” She replied, “That’s possible, but it could also be a book that you never would’ve picked up before, but end up really liking.”

    Courtesy: ‎Heather Thompson‎ (on Facebook)14333637_10105716102940767_974678440997160604_n

  • SLIdea 4:18 am on September 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: collaborative reading   

    Shared Reading or Reading Together 

    Shared reading of a novel and a long story by a group of students. Activities like creating an event timeline, enacting a scene, writing letter to characters may supplement.

  • slfaisal 11:11 pm on September 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: volunteer   

    Awareness & Volunteer Activities 

    Choose an important social issue, such as child labor, every month and hold an awareness event. Select relevant books to feature as part of a must-read list and find a community leader to give a talk in the school library on the last Friday of the month. Hold an essay contest regarding a topic during the month and award a prize to winning essay. Or, choose an organization and hold a fundraiser or volunteer project. Another idea is to hold a book drive and ask students to donate used books. Have older students sign up to volunteer in an adult literacy program, helping adults learn to read.

  • SLIdea 12:05 pm on September 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Celebrate Birthdays with Books 

    Celebrate birthdays with book donation to school library in the morning assembly.

    Contributor: Binoy Jose

  • slfaisal 11:23 pm on September 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    Meet the Author @Residence 

    Take students to an author’s residence. Interact. Acquire prior appointment.

  • SLIdea 9:14 pm on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Skit in the Assembly 


    A skit based on a book (fiction/non fiction) is presented in the school assembly. Let them write the script and direct.

    Contributor: D Prema

  • SLIdea 8:47 pm on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: search   

    Search the Book 

    This activity could be carried out in the form of game. 2/4 groups can be formed and they will be asked to find the particular title/book from the library during a particular time (ideally 2-5 minutes).
    Contributor: Gautam Kumar Bharti

  • SLIdea 8:46 pm on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Reading Wall 

    Here students will write about the book read and their understanding about the book and they will be free to narrate the book in their own language and possible twist in the book.
    Contributor: Gautam Kumar Bharti

  • SLIdea 1:39 pm on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bulletin Board   

    Book Board 

    Maintained by the children, with their own book reviews, illustrations of characters, suggestions, comments, quotes from the book, clippings from newspaper, magazines, etc.

  • SLIdea 11:40 pm on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Second hand books   

    Visit to a Second hand Book Shop 

    Second hand book shops are great places to find books which had gone through different people and may have a curious history. Notes, annotations and other details may be interesting to children. Also the availability of books in reduced prices will be a bonanza.

  • S. L. Faisal 9:11 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , game,   

    Amar & Akbar Meet Dewey 

    This game will teach your young patrons where to find books on different subjects in the library using the Dewey decimal system. Give your students each a copy of a guide to the Dewey decimal classification system so that they may reference it throughout the activity. The scenario is that two boys, Amar and Akbar, knocked over a cart of new books and the librarian expect them to help her organize them so that future readers can find them. Students will write down the order of the books in question as well as where they would fall in the Dewey decimal categorization system.

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