World Book Day 7th March 2013

Here’s this years’ promotion for World Book Day

 

 

Tokens (one per student) will be given out by Tutors, you can use them in the MRC for one of the £1 books OR pop into a book shop in town and get £1 off any book you like.

Carnegie – 2012 the end….

Last Wednesday the TDA Carnegie Reading Group voted for their favourite illustrated book on the Greenaway shortlist and their favourite book on the Carnegie Shortlist.

Amazing results – and I actually agreed with them this year.

See our results video!

Imagine our surprise when I was able to reveal the official results on the next day – not only had our favourite book won – it had won both awards!.

I hadn’t this mainly because I had discounted the beautiful illustrations as I had read “A Monster Calls” on  my Kindle App which only includes the cover illustration. (Another downside of e-books!). I think I’ll re-read “AMC” but borrow a real book to enjoy these in context. That’s if there are any left on the shelf to borrow!

Drop in on DEAR 4.1

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

World Book Day!

 

Promo Video for the £1 Books!

 

Promo Video for the Book Posters in unusual places!

 

Drop in on DEAR 3.2

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Giles Andreae and his hilarious book Pants!

 

 Pants by Giles Andreae and read by Lenny Henry .

 

Something a little bit silly in the lead up to National Love Libraries Day

Year 7 Information Literacy Programme: Christmas Fun

In the last IL session all 12 classes of Year 7 students learnt how to use the Subject Index, to look up keywords and find the corresponding Dewey Shelf Number.

 

During the last two weeks of term and in the build up to the Christmas Holidays I designed a Christmas ‘fun’ activity that allowed them to practice using these Subject Indexes.

 

I gave each student a Christmas picture (star, pudding, reindeer, etc) and they had to find the correct shelf number (star = 523, pudding = food = 641, reindeer = animal = 599, etc) then colour in their picture, cut it out and stick to their class Christmas Tree.

 

 

These trees are then hung up in the MRC and make great decorations. 

 

Each year this display reminds older students of how they can use the Subject Indexes. 

 

 

A prize is awarded to the class with the most correct Dewey numbers, best decorated tree and team work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Subject Index is available in an editable format from Carel Press it is called the “Find it Index”

 

Guide to Renewing Your Overdue Books Online

If you have recently received one of the new Overdue email reminders you might have noticed the weblink which takes you to your own account where you can renew your overdues yourself.

You can do this just once and then if you need the book longer you will need to visit the MRC to arrange this.

Watch this video to see what happens when you click on the weblink, and how to renew your books.

Year 7 Information Literacy Programme: Subject Index

Continuing from the last IL session, which introduced all 12 classes of Year 7 students to Dewey Decimal Classification, I showed them the Subject Index.

 

I started with a brief recap by making use of the podcast I had previously created about the 10 main classes in the MRC.

 

 

 

 

 I then gave them a story which had some missing words (those naughty book worms again!). I demonstrated how I could look up the missing word in the Subject Index to find the “magic” or Dewey Shelf number. They then had to fill all the gaps using the Subject Index, learning their way around it as they did the activity.

 

The Subject Index is available in an editable format from Carel Press it is called the “Find it Index”