World Book Day

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  • #30502

    Judith Dixon
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    Hi,

    I’m looking for new ideas for world book day activities. As a secondary school we don’t encourage the ‘dress up as a book character’.
    Currently we do a ‘Secret Book Advisor’ with top set year 7s where they choose a book for someone in the opposite set, these are wrapped and delivered on WBD. and we have a ‘Shelfie’ competition where students guess which bookshelf belongs to which member of staff.
    I’m thinking of running the AR great book quiz through the day but I’m not quite sure how that would be organized.
    Any ideas for something for the lower sets in year 7? or tutor group?

    #30535

    Rebecca Ladd
    Moderator

    Hey Judith,

    They all sound like good ideas! I have seen something that might be interesting to do. Guess the villain, or guess the hero. Every student get’s a character to be and they ask a set of questions in order to find out what villain/hero that student is. You can have questions like, motive, powers, place of residence. Anything that will help the student identify the correct character. This works for slightly mature readers as well as young.

    #30543

    Judith Dixon
    Participant

    That sounds a possibility- thank you

    #30566

    Rebecca Ladd
    Moderator

    No worries!

    #30589

    Lauren Shapiro
    Participant

    Hi Judith,

    You may wish to take a look at: http://takethequiz.co.uk/resources-for-your-classroom/

    Here you’ll find an exciting and free downloadable resource called ‘Literary Clue’ that works well in secondary schools. It will certainly help to generate a buzz around World Book Day!

    #30594

    Judith Dixon
    Participant

    I like that- Murder, Mystery and lots of running around- thank you,

    #30653

    Judith Dixon
    Participant

    Thanks, Lauren,

    We are working this out and have decided to go with a simple- ‘find the missing poster’- to decide who did it. We are also going to add a tie-breaker/ extra prize: On the back of your entry sheet, Once your have worked out who did it, where and with what then write between 50 and 250 words describing what actually happened.

    In other words once the students have found out, by running around, that (for example) Katniss Everdene did it, with the Elder Wand in Oz, then they have to work out a good idea for what ‘it’ was. Was it a murder? if so who died? and why?

    We thought that would add a little to the competition.

    #30654

    Lauren Shapiro
    Participant

    What a wonderful idea. If you do turn it into a creative writing competition, you could photocopy and distribute the winning story. Then to tie it back to Accelerated Reader, you could use the attached guide to turn it into a Teacher Made quiz on your system. Hope you have a wonderful World Book Day!

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    #30921

    Judith Dixon
    Participant

    Thank you Lauren,

    We did the Shelfie competition which went down quite well but the Literary Cluedo was a real hit with staff and students, they loved the posters and the excitement of finding out who,where and with what – but the real joy for us has come in the imaginative stories that have been produced as our tie-breaker.

    The answer was that Alice did it with Anaklosmus in Mordor – which is a great start for creative writing.

    We did have some potential students and parents visiting the school who seemed quite impressed that the students were enjoying something to do with books that wasn’t dressing up, and that the older students (yr 10s were the ones they spoke to) were also involved.

    Thank you again.

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