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Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction Winner of The Sakura Medal

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction Winner of The Sakura Medal

Download the above poster free here>>>

The linked pdf file is large so it should print nice and clearly at A3 for a wall display, A4 for a notice board display, and A6 for for a shelf or book front display. Or really go to town and set your printer to Poster and print 2x2 A3 !
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Luke's Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley

An introductory video to Luke's Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley

Made in iMovie

This high quality multimodal text / video introduces the ideas behind Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley's delightful Luke's Way of Looking. It is designed for Years 1 and 2 but equally suited for ages 5 to 10 and up. I suggest setting this video to watch as flipped classroom homework, or use in class as a way into the book.

Potential enquiry questions include:

• Does everyone look the same?
• Do we all see things the same way?
• What do people think of you?
• How do you feel about that?
• Luke's Way Of Looking

Finally it seem to have been reprinted, and quite rightly so !
I produced this multimodal text within iMovie.

I do have the funds to get Final Cut but I have yet to see iMovie struggle with all I throw at it. At points in the movie there are 3…
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How to recycle old library books

Book Art: Creative ideas to transform your books into decorations, stationery, display scenes, and more.

Book Art by Clare Youngs

Tips

Speaking from experience I recommend you take care where you leave this book. You do not want to encourage younger students to go home and cut up books without asking their parents first. Also, be very clear in your library about which books may be recycled into crafts !

Other than that, which you would think would be obvious, it’s a wonderful book and creates excellent student generated book displays.
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Teaching empathy with books

Have You Filled a Bucket Today by Carol McCloud (Author), David Messing (Illustrator)

If you watch one video in my blog please make it this. A truly delightful book. I read it on day one with my K3 students and refer back to it when ever there is any behavioural issues that arise in my class.

I picked mine up in Amazon. Also available in Japanese.
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Author: I am a Teacher Librarian from the UK working in Japan. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.