Posts Tagged ‘books’

Homework: Landmark Book

April 19, 2012 26 comments

You were asked to select and read a Landmark Book during the Songkran holiday. A Landmark Book represents who you are as a reader at the moment by:

  • Showing what genres interest you
  • Showing which authors you appreciate
  • Showing the level of book that is “just right” for you

On your Blogfolio, write a posting that tells us the following information:

  • The title, author and image of your Landmark Book
  • Why you chose to read that book and why it is a Landmark Book for you
  • What connections there are between this book and other books you have read

When you have finished, copy and paste the URL into a comment on this blog posting so people can find your work quickly and easily.


What If..

March 20, 2012 12 comments

Hi everyone!

I think most of you guys remember a book called ‘If’. Then I thought it will be pretty cool if we make our own ‘If’.  I had some more imagination happening so I wondered if you guys had some ideas too. For instance I wondered, what if the rocks can talk?

Now it’s time for you to think about it.

What ideas do you have of ‘ifs’? Why did you think that? Do you think it can be possible in the future?

Please draw your imagination and write, “what if… your idea”. Then please send it to me so I can make a book.

Hope to see cool ideas!


Stories That Inspired/Sparked You

March 2, 2012 26 comments

Hi everyone!

Today is the last day of book week and I thought we could share commments about books that inspired you and sparked you. Actually, I am also doing this because I want to know some really cool books to read. So do you have any suggestions?








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The Joy of Books (stop-motion video)

January 15, 2012 4 comments

Hi Everyone,

I found this on Yahoo ( Sean Ohlenkamp and his wife, Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp made a stop motion video called ‘The Joy of Books’. It was a viral hit on the internet. They used Type Books (a bookstore) and for 4 nights, they would rearrange the books and make them into a stop motion video. I got the facts from

The first part reminds me a bit of Harry Potter.

He did a smaller version with his own bookshelf:

I also liked his other videos like Cat Vs. Pinata and his ads for the Toronto Zoo.

Scary data about “summer reading”!

June 6, 2011 29 comments

“What we know is that children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency,” Allington said. “This creates a three to four month gap every year. Every two or three years the kids who don’t read in the summer fall a year behind the kids who do.”

Read the full article here.

Wow! That is scary stuff, but it is also very true. Students who read as a habit, who read for fun and relaxation, do tend to progress MUCH quicker that students who don’t.

I never go anywhere without a book.

So, what will you read this summer? Make yourself a book list. Then, get those books and make sure they are always in your backpack wherever you go in the holiday. You should always be able to pick up a good book whenever you have a bit of spare time. You can check to see what books are available in the bookshops here:

Make a comment to tell us your book list for the summer. Also, tell us where and when you will probably do most of your reading.

Homework: Your Book of the Year

May 9, 2011 8 comments

The “Your Name Award” for Best Book of 2011

Create a blog posting on your Blogfolio to tell us the best book you have read this year and why. You have several choices of how to do this:

  • Type it straight onto the Blogfolio. Include an image of the book.
  • Create the award in Word, upload to Scribd and embed it on your blog
  • Can you think of another way?

Reading Focus: Making Connections

November 1, 2010 38 comments

Think about what’s happening in the story.  Can you connect it to any experience you have ever had?  What about the character or people?  Do you know anyone like them?  Can you connect your own experience to any feelings, ideas or opinions expressed in the text?

Make a comment to tell us what you find out about these questions as you read your book this week.