Picture books, mysteries, historical fiction, and the classic fairytale – at FableVision Learning we love a good book. March is shaping up to be an AWESOME month for books and it kicks off with two fantastic events.
Read Across America Day
Celebrate with Discovery Education: Join Discovery Education and Peter and Paul Reynolds for a live read aloud of the book Going Places from award-winning authors and illustrators Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds. Live streaming from FableVision, go behind-the-scenes as they reveal their newest projects, share their creative process, and answer student questions.
The live stream starts at 1 p.m. ET.
Register online here
Participate in your school: NEA encourages participants to register online and develop NEA's Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages.
World Book Day
When: March 3, 2016.
What: World Book Day is an annual festival held in the United Kingdom and Ireland that encourages participants to turn “millions of kids into millions of readers.”
These readers typically will design book tokens and dress up as their favorite book characters. Last year, at the Lammas School in the UK, students dressed a a book character of their choice. They had some amazing and creative costumes on the day such as: The hungry caterpillar, Queen Elizabeth I, Peter Pan, Thing 1 and Thing 2 and Alice in Wonderland. Rumor has it, the students will continue this tradition this week with many more super costumes and activities that will celebrate their favorite books.
Celebrate books every day with
My Awesome Publishing Company
My Awesome Publishing Company is a web-based program which provides teachers flexible coaching and digital creation software perfect for elementary and middle schools. The program offers rigorous and engaging tools designed to get students writing, collaborating and sharing their finished work in authentic applications – aligning and integrating with any curriculum. My Awesome Publishing Company is also an excellent tool to support the 4C’s framework from the Partnership for 21st Century Learning – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
With coaching and inspiration from New York Times best-selling Author/Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, students write, design, and publish their own informational and fictional books, which are saved as e-books in their virtual bookshelves. There is also the option to order professionally printed hard cover books within the program or at a later time. Lulu Press, the world’s premier online self-publishing company, prints the books on demand.
How are you celebrating books this March?