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Games, Ideas and Activities for Primary Literacy, 2nd Edition by Amanda Snowden, Hazel Glynne

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Chapter 2

Reading

Generic ideas and activities

Book Week

Holding a book week is an exciting way to share and enthuse about books. The whole school can be involved, including parents, teaching assistants, the school office staff and the caretaker, as well as the children and teachers. Events can run for a whole week or be concentrated in one day. These events do need to be planned effectively but are worth the effort as the children are directly engaged in a wide variety of language-based activities.

Suitable for

KS1, KS2

Aim

  • To enthuse children about books and reading.

What to do

  1. Plan the events which will be held during the week. The book week also needs to be publicised, to parents and possibly the local community.
  2. Having a theme ...

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