Created by the organisers of World Book Day, they are full of reading-themed ideas. For pre-school children, try acting out a favourite story or making a picture book of children's drawings. Primary students might enjoy organising a book swap or holding a pyjama party to discuss their favourite bedtime books. Secondary pupils could have a book election to find their year group's three favourite books of all time, or they could organise a sponsored " read-a-thon ".
It features book-themed ideas that are adaptable for use with a range of ages from nursery to secondary school. These include: making a scrapbook about a favourite book and turning it into a PowerPoint presentation, devising a book quiz, or playing a game of guess the book charades.
There are activity and discussion ideas about all 10 of the World Book Day books listed above and tips for running children's reading clubs. For an alternative way of encouraging secondary students to engage with reading, challenge them to create a book trailer for World Book Day by using this resource pack from the Scottish Book Trust. It takes students through the process, focusing on the critical thinking and decision-making skills that are necessary to make an effective trailer.
The cakes were sold at lunchtime to raise funds for new books for the library. At the end we hoped every student would have met a book they would like to read! Tucked inside the cover is a clue to the next novel in the trail. One teacher starts a story with her class using that object. At the end of the day, the completed story is shared as part of World Book Day with the whole school in an assembly.
We ran this as a competition in KS3 and a colleague in the art department judged it. She was amazed by the quality of the entries. We had all sorts of tales from Shakespeare to fables and bible stories. Share some stories from Storytime Online together. Create a newspaper report that tells people how you celebrated World Book Day.
Try some of the activities in our Comprehension Pack. Think of different ways of sorting and grouping books e. Think of ways of ordering books e. Choose a page from a book. Work out the average number of words per sentence. Have a 'Sponsored Read'. Count how many pages each person reads and use this for data handling activities. How much money did you raise?
Science Could you read a non-fiction book about a famous scientist? Could you write your own biography about a scientist that you admire?
Computing Create a book trailer to advertise your favourite book. Use publishing software to design a new cover for your favourite book… or a book cover for one of your own stories. Record an audiobook version of your favourite story or part of it. Can you edit the audio to include sound effects and music? Create an eBook version of your favourite story or part of it. Add your own illustrations or some clip art to accompany the text.
Design a website to promote your favourite book. Design an app that is linked to your favourite book. Make a quiz about a books, authors and illustrators. Design a leaflet that recommends books for different age groups.
Watch this video in which author Malorie Blackman talks about how to structure a story. Could you record your own series of videos that give tips about story writing? Create a database that gives information about different books. Create a branching database to help others choose a book that they might like. Take digital photos of yourself reading in unusual situations e.
Draw a map of your favourite book. Think of questions that you could ask your favourite author. Computing Create a book trailer to advertise your favourite book. Add your own illustrations or some clip art to accompany the text. Geography Plot the locations of your favourite stories on a map.
Pupils chose a book based on the description. Create puppets that represent the characters in a book. Music Compose a melody that could accompany a movie version of your favourite story. At the end we hoped every student would have met a book they would like to read! Can you edit the audio to include sound effects and music?
Try to recreate the title of a story using Emoji.
Could you record your own series of videos that give tips about story writing? What information does the author give you about their appearance? Geography Plot the locations of your favourite stories on a map. Use these to create an 'Extreme Reading' display board.