Library House competition

From Monday 13th August to Monday 21st August

Design a poster to promote reading OR a book you love (1 point) – best one earns 3 points

Create a video clip to promote reading OR a book you love (2 points) – Best one earns 6 points

Write and draw a graphic novel to promote reading OR a book you love (2 points) – Could be with Pixton.com Best one earns 6 points

Invent and perform a song to promote reading OR a book you love (3 points) – Best one earns 9 points. 

Guidelines for the content for Reading Promotion

Your poster, video clip, graphic novel or song must contain a slogan that promotes reading, one you invent, one you like or one from this list. The slogan must be set in its relevant context. Example: “Dive into reading” slogan would be illustrated by a person who dives into a book which contains waves.

Guidelines for the minimum content for a book promotion:

The promotion material (poster, video, graphic novel, song) must contain:

      • the book title and author and/or photo of the book
      • the genre and/or at least three keywords
      • why you love it
      • your name, class and whanau

Examples:

Competition rules

  • Must be submitted by Monday 20th August 2012 4pm at the library.
  • Teachers can participate and earn points for their house too but they will not win.
  • In case of a song, talk to the librarian to organise the performing.
  • All qualifying entries will be displayed in the library and earn points.
  • Winning entries will earn double points and be published on the website.

 

Students read a story aloud (1 point) during week 5

Students are invited to read a story aloud

  • at lunchtime in the library, or
  • with a college staff witness (from a different house) or
  • at the radio!

Must be a whole story either an album or a short story from a book (minimum 3 pages).

Library week : On your marks…

Library week will run from Monday 13th to Friday 17th August, as the library house competition.

The library week is the occasion to have fun, share our love for reading, redecorate the library AND earn points in the College House Competition.

Here is how you can get points for your house:

  • Design a poster to promote reading OR a book you love (1 point) – best one earns 3 points (staff posters will also bring one point to their house, but do not qualify to win)
  • Create a video clip to promote reading OR a book you love (2 points) – Best one earns 6 points
  • Write and draw a graphic novel to promote reading OR a book you love (2 points) – Could be with Pixton.com –  Best one earns 6 points
  • Invent and perform a song to promote reading OR a book you love (3 points) – Best one earns 9 points
  • Senior students read a story aloud (1 point) – lunchtime in the library or with adult (from a different house) witness – or at the radio!

A list of reading slogans will be provided as well as guidelines for the minimum content for a book promotion.
All qualifying entries will be displayed in the library and the best ones will be published on the library website.

For the library house competition, on your marksget set…

Read Aloud Day today

World Read Aloud Day TODAY http://litworld.org/worldreadaloudday.

Find out why it is important and tips on how to do it from our National Library http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/creating-readers/teachers/reading-aloud#Resources%20on%20reading%20aloud.

It is enjoyable and useful even for teenagers (Are students ever too old?) , even for adults. So make a favour to someone by reading aloud to them.

What

Read a picture book or a chapter of a book you like, or an article in the papers or an entry in the encyclopedia. Examples of great books to share:

  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
  • Weslandia by Paul Fleischman (Picture book)

New Zealand Book Month

March is the month to celebrate books and reading. A 2010 study by M. Evans confirms that “Children growing up in homes with books get 3 more years schooling than children with bookless homes, independant of their parents’ education, occupation and class“.

The theme this year is “The power of Books”. Explore New Zealand Book Month website to find out how people life was changed by books and discover your next life-changing book. You can leave a comment here to tell us which book has changed your life and how.

The results of last years “All-time Favourite books” voted by New Zealanders are displayed in the library. Most of them are available in MACLIC.

Each student will be given a voucher to get $5 off a book purchased during March 2011 in the local Bookstore.

Another focus of this year’s book month is Reading Aloud. Enter the competition “Who’s your reading super hero?” to win loads of prizes.

Reading Aloud is fundamental. It builds strong relationships, it’s fun and rewarding. So share a book, an article, a chapter, an encyclopedia entry with your mates or family…

Most of all, enjoy reading!

Bob the Book Talker

We had the pleasure to welcome Bob Docherty, ‘the book talker”, in the library last Wednesday. Four Y7 and Y8 classes have enjoyed listening to his presentation of about twenty MACLIC books and a few new books too.

In 2 or 3 minutes, with a book in the hand, he talked about the plot, what is special with the book, the reading level, he sometimes reads a page, leave a few hints for reading and how reading is good for you…
 
The most popular are Don’t Call me Jojo, Cirque du Freak, Night Hunting, Wolf Brother and Red Kayak, on which there are many reserves.

You can find his book recommendations on his blog http://bobsbooksnz.wordpress.com/