40 Day Digital Literature & Literacy Challenge Term 3

 40 Day Digital Literature & Literacy Challenge – Term 3 2013

Digital Literature and Literacy Project – Our HarperCollins Digital Literacy and Literature Project provides teachers with a launch pad for collaboration around students own stories.

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Wednesday 24th July Session 1 9.15am-10.00am  Session 2  10.15am-11.00am

I’ve Got This Hat

Audience: Foundation

Presenter: HarperCollins Education Specialist

Description

This Harper Collins interactive workshop is designed to provide students with an engaging way to explore language, literacy and literature. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and get feedback from the experts.

Curriculum Links

Foundation: Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575)

Book links

I Got This Hat

I got this hat in China, I got this hat from a miner, I got this hat from a deep-sea diver, I got this hat from a racing-car driver…

Hats. Only the headless dislike them. Everyone else loves wearing them! In this fun video conference we take a peek at the world around us through the playful medium of hats.

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 Wednesday 31st July    Session 1  10.15am – 11am Session 2  11.30am – 12.15pm

The Moose is Loose

Audience: Year 1

Presenter: Matt Stanton (Illustrator)

Description

Students will accompany the reading of The Moose is Loose and take part in an illustration workshop.

Curriculum Links

Year 2 – Discuss how authors create characters using language and images (ACELT1581)

Book links

The Moose is Loose ISBN: 9780733331015

The moose is loose and so is the goose!′ When the animals on the Kalaboo Zoo train break free, it′s up to driver Mac and signalman Bruce to get them back. But these animals are sneaky, slippery and sly … Will Mac and Bruce find a way to get the rowdy crew back on board?

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Wednesday 31st July 2pm

On Wednesday 31st July at 2pm students will get the opportunity to share their strip with the other participating schools via video conference. Each participating school will receive A Classroom Pack.

Join BIG NATE and author Lincoln Peirceas they attempt to………

BREAK THE WORLD RECORD

For the longest comic strip ever!

Joining the world record team is easy; all you have to do is contribute a panel for the final comic strip!

Each Pack includes:

• Five-book set containing:

– Boy with the Biggest Head in the World

– Big Nate Strikes Again

– Big Nate on a Roll

– Big Nate Goes for Broke

– Big Nate Boredom Buster

• 10 comic strip panels to be completed by students

• 10 black markers

• 10 “How To” sheets

• A return mailing label

We have limited packs so get in quick…..Thank you for inviting Big Nate into your classroom!

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Wednesday 7th August  Session 1   10.15am-11.00am  Session 2   11.30am – 12.15pm

Ruby Red Shoes

Audience –  Year 2

Presenter-  Kate Knapp Author /Illustrator

Description

Students will accompany the reading of Ruby Red Shoes and take part in a workshop with the author/illustrator Kate Knapp.

Curriculum Links
Year 2 – Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1589)

Book links
Ruby Red Shoes lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother. Ruby is gentle and kind and cares for all living things, including plants and trees, animals and people.Ruby is also particularly fond of strawberry jam and peppermint tea.

Book ISBN: 9780732293628

E-Book ISBN: 9780730496403

Preparation

Teachers are asked to have pencil and paper available. Please note use of resources is determined by the presenter during the live event.· This session requires standards based video conferencing equipment such Polycom (or similar) a SMART Board (or similar), access to the internet for the use of Bridgit desktop sharing. For more information or to test your equipment please contact the VC Helpdesk on 1800 622 860 (Option 1)

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rod Clements    Ordinary Day

Wednesday 14th August    Session 1  9.15am-10.00am Session 2   10.15am-11.00am

Just Another Ordinary Day

Audience –  Year 3

Presenter – Rod Clements

Description

This Harper Collins interactive author workshop is designed to provide students with an engaging way to explore language, literacy and literature. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and get feedback from the experts.

Curriculum Links

Year 3 – Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others ACELT1596

Book links

Just Another Ordinary Day by Rod Clements

ISBN: 9780207188398

It is the beginning of just another ordinary day, as the first rays of sunlight slide under Amanda’s door. But this is no ordinary day – lions, firefighters, giant eggs, feasts and magic frogs await Amanda today!A feast for every child’s imagination.

*Shortlisted, Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, 1996

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Wednesday 21st August  Session 1 9.15am-10.00am  Session 2  10.15am-11.00am

STAYThe last Dog in Antartica
Audience – Year 4
Presenter- Jess Blackadder Author
Description
This Harper Collins interactive author workshop is designed to provide students with an engaging way to explore language, literacy and literature. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and get feedback from the experts.
Curriculum Links
Year 4 – Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view (ACELT1603)

Book links
Stay

ISBN: 9780733331770

E-Book ISBN: 9781743098196

Preparation
Teachers are asked to have pencil and paper available. Please note use of resources is determined by the presenter during the live event.This session requires standards based video conferencing equipment such Polycom (or similar) a SMART Board (or similar), access to the internet for the use of Bridgit desktop sharing. For more information or to test your equipment please contact the VC Helpdesk on 1800 622 860 (Option 1)

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Reaching Out    Mariah Kennedy UNICEF  l-61-Hands-with-unicef-logo

Wednesday 28th August   Session  2pm-3

Reaching Out (UNICEF)

What if, by bringing together some of the most influential children’s authors and illustrators, we were able to invoke real and positive change in the minds of young people- and thus in the world?

Audience: Year 5- Year 8

Presenter: Mariah Kennedy

Description

Reaching Out is an anthology of work edited by Mariah Kennedy a 16yo schoolgirl from Geelong, Victoria.

Authors, Illustrators and advocated around the world have come together to create a book for children with a focus on Major issues within our world today- particularly poverty and war.

As a Young Ambassador for UNICEF Australia, Mariah will explain her role and how this book came about.

Curriculum Links
Year 5 – Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to context ACELY 1698.

Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responses ACELT1610

 Book links

Reaching Out- Messages of Hope

ISBN 9780733331923     RRP $19.99

EBook ISBN: 9781743098691 1/06/2013 RRP $9.99;

http://www.unicef.org.au/Educational-Resources/Students/Download.aspx

Fifteen-year-old Mariah Kennedy is passionate about fighting for social justice. As the UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador, and respected authors and illustrators, including Graeme Base, Jackie French, Michael Leunig, Bruce Whatley, Michael Morpurgo, Andy Griffiths, Anna Perera, Libby Gleeson, Melina Marchetta, Alison Lester,  Morris Gleitzman and many more.

  • Curriculum Linked Support Notes Available
    • Recommended Ages: 10-14

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Big Dry

Wednesday 4 September  Session 1 9.15am-10.00am Session 2 10.15am-11.00am

The Big Dry

Audience: Year 6

Presenter: Tony Davis

Description

Heat. Drought. Dust storms.

More people missing every day.

The city turning into a ghost town.

These are not the only dangers for George and his little brother, Beeper. There’s also Emily, a girl who moves like a shadow, slides through locked doors, and seems determined to push two stranded boys ever closer to disaster.

 

About the author

Tony Davis has worked as a book author, publisher, magazine editor and newspaper writer.

Originally trained on The Australian, he later filled a variety of editorial roles at the Sydney Morning Herald, including senior journalist, features editor and chief of staff. He has reported from around the world for that paper. Tony continues to write weekly for the Herald and The Age as a freelancer, and is the motoring columnist for the Australian Financial Review.

Tony lives in the northern suburbs of Sydney and is completing a PhD at Macquarie University.

Author inspiration

Tony says:

‘A few years ago I went through a stage of reading everything I could find on the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s. It was an era of extraordinary drought, dust storms and hardship which caused hundreds of thousands to leave their homes. A simple question stuck with me for a long time: what would happen if the same conditions returned to a modern Western city?

‘Parallel to that, I had planned to write a story about one sibling trying to protect a younger brother or sister against all the odds. Maybe it would be in a civil war, maybe in a time of great poverty … as I started to develop these characters, I realised a modern dust bowl could be the perfect backdrop. My characters would be not among those who fled, but those left behind. As the novel developed I would see how they changed, and found their strengths, in these appalling conditions.’

Curriculum Links

Year 6 – Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1613)

Book links

The Big Dry by Tony Davis

ISBN: 9780732297633 1/07/2013 RRP; $15.99

EBook

ISBN: 9781460700129 RRP $7.99

  • Curriculum Linked Support Notes Available
  • Author Video Available

Recommended Age 13+

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