Book Chat 2014 - Our Worlds

Reading is Our World

Words, stories, books. Language and Literature are my life, my love. I am proud to say that my love of reading is well and truly instilled in my own children. Life certainly is perfect with a great book, yummy chocolate and good coffee.

Each term we have hosted Book Chat, targeting avid readers and an excellent novel. This term was no exception. Fleur Beale's long awaited sequel to I am not Esther was up for discussion. Fleur Beale visited us in our foundation year, along with David Hill, Tania Roxborogh and William Taylor. That was ten years ago... a lifetime it feels.

I Am Rebecca Fleur Beale

Armed with the essentials - including chocolate

Sandrea Ware, our fabulous Library Manager, prepares excellent pamphlets for our students to give them ideas about recommended reads - What's Next? Check out Sandrea's blog, 'betweenthelines', for further suggestions.
Icebreaker - #three word introduction

Coloured prompts - discussion starters see below for a detailed sheet 
Students share their reading experiences

We set ourselves a challenge of coming up with seven word reviews. Here is what we came up with.
Seven Word Reviews - what's yours?
Fabulous discussions, questioning and critical thinking

Meanwhile, Last Term...

The Fault in Our Stars John Green

We launched Book Chat with John Green's novel. Since last year, Green's books are always out, with a huge reserve list. We have increased our numbers and added popular titles onto our ePlatform. 

This group of invited students were given a packet of tissues, along with a Whats' Next? pamphlet, with recommended reads, similar to John Green.

The M & Ms chart was from an idea I saw on Pinterest. I adapted the concept to fit our Book Chat. 

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