How to celebrate World Book Day on April 23, 2016.
World Book Day is organized by the United Nations and it pays tribute to books and authors from around the world, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.
Some ideas and resources to help educators and young readers get the most out of this special day:
Organize a writing competition and encourage your students to submit an essay on a given topic. We’ve provided some suggested instructions here. Wordfest is able to help out with a book prize for the winner!*
Not every child or every school enjoys access to books. Organize a book drive in which students and staff donate gently used books. If you live in the Calgary area, keep in mind that the popular Calgary Reads book sale accepts book donations starting May 9, 2015. Read more…
One Book, One Costume
Teachers and students may want to dress up as their favourite book character, and discuss their choice with each other. There is no need to wait for Halloween to participate. Send us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet your costume pictures to @wordfestyouth. See our Pinterest board for your inspiration.
Organize a book trivia day, involving every grade level in your school. Each class could create sets of ten or twenty questions and answers. Swap the sets between classes and organize a Book Trivia Day in the school gym or library! Involve parents, or maybe even turn your event into a potluck.
Start a "Book in a Can" Collection
Invite your students to decorate the outside of an empty, clean food can to represent the main character from a book or a scene from a book.
More at www.wordfest.com [Search for World Book Day]
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