Across the Story Bridge
Childrens Book Council August 20-27 2010
.Choose from any of these activitities .

1. Construct our Book Week Story Bridge
Illustrate a scene from one of your favourite stories on an A5 piece of paper.
Rule a black border around the edge of the page .
Write the title of the story and your name and class on the front.
Your illustration will be used to make up our storybridge until it is full. Lucky prize for one illustration.
Instruction sheet

2. River Ramble Storytellers
On the Wednesday of Book Week (25th August) there will be a whole school River Ramble along the Torrens. There are many bridges over the Torrens - large and small.
Small groups of children will entertain the ramblers at rest stops at bridges along the way. Storytellers may write an original story opr adapat a favourite story. Loud voices will be needed!
Storytellers will be picked up from points along the river t so tht they are at bridges ahead of time. They will rejoin the ramble when their story is told.
Go to this link for photos of the bridges.Bridge links

3. How do bridges work? Science focus
Want to know more about bridges? Look at the books on display. Try these links.
Teachers can go to the PD section of the Staff section of the Wiki to find resources for a science unit of work on bridges

4. Make a Book Trailer
Think about movie trailers you have seen. Short! Sound! Images that establish a mood! A voice-over that excites you to see the movie!
A book trailer is just the same. Easy to make using a Flip cam or digital camera, copyright free images, Audacity and Moviemaker or Photostory.Go to Mr Edwards 'Book to Film' link on the library page to see some examples and get busy! Mr Edwards can help you or your class have a go.
Book trailers for readerss

5. Be the judge. Vote for your favourite shortlisted book
Read all of the shortlisted books. Links to Shortlisted Books are here.
Think about the criteria for the best book in each category.
You can also join the Children's Book Council Junior Judges Project and vote on their website.

Voting for favourite short listed Picture Book of the Year or Early Childhood Book of the Year needs to be completed prior to the winners being announced on the 20 August.
CLOSES 12.00 Thursday 19 August

6. 'Across the Storybridge' - Book to Film Movie Festival
Which children's stories do you know that have been made into film for children (G or PG rated)?
Let's build up a wall of books-to-film.
The name of every students who puts up a new Title and Author of a children's book that has been made into a film, goes into the prize barrel. (R-4 G rated , Yrs 5-7 G or PG rated) .
The lucky person whose name is drawn from each barrel gets to choose the film that can be shown to classes at that level in a Book to Film Movie Festival during Book Week.
CLOSES 12.00 Thursday 19 August
7. Book Fair
This year we will be holding a Book Fair from Carnival Book Fairs in the Library.
You will be able to preview books and record your 'wish list' to take home to your parents in the week before Book Week.
During Book Week you will be able to purchase your books through the front office.
A special night will be held on the Tuesday night of Book Week (24 August) at the same time as the Art Show, where you can come to the Book Fair with your parents to do your purchasing.
Cash. Visa card or personal cheque can be used.
Commissions from the fair will be used as prizes for students who enter into our competitions and activities.

8. 'Jump to it' Performance R-5
On the Friday before Book Week (20 August) all Reception to Year 5 classes will be attending a Book Week performance based on the shortlisted books. This will be a great lead in to the announcement of the CBCA winners. Cost $4.50 from excursion levy.
The books you will need to know are:
Kip; Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House; The Hero of Little Street; The Wrong Book.
Look on "Jump to it" activities for the Teacher Activity Pack, lyrics to the songs, and colouring in page.

9. Complete the Premier's Reading Challenge
The PRC finishes at the end of Book Week.
Most shortlisted books are on the PRC list so if you read, listen to or respond to one of these books, you can add it to the top part of your PRC sheet.
It would be great to see all of our fantastic Marryatville readers rewarded for just enjoying reading!

10. Activities and Dress up Day
The last day of Book Week will be an activities and dress up day. Junior Primary students can come as their favourite book character. Middle primary students can have a crazy hat or crazy shoes to celebrate Schumnn the shoeman and Nicholas Ickle from the Wring Book.

Classes will be involved in activities of their choice throughout the day to get a piece of bridge. When their bridge is completed, they will need to brave the troll in the front office to get a reward for their efforts.

11. Roald Dahl Performance
All Reception to Year 5 classes will be involved in a performance based on Roald Dahl's books on Thursday 26 August. Cost$5.50 from excursion levy.

Other activities
Construct a bridge as a Technology task.
Use your French lessons to learn about Mr Chicken's adventures in Paris.
You may be lucky enough to make up a play about a shortlisted book in Drama.

Useful Resources
A good starting point is
Mrs Mac's Book Week Page
Bridges of Marryatville County - River Ramble
Childrens'Book Council Book Week

"We've tramped across the Story Bridge
A troll we did not see.
'Cos books are fun
For everyone,
Especially you and me!"