Today, the Teen Library Advisors and Ms Sutton and Mrs Papazoglou went to see Harry Potter. We had a fantastic time. After viewing the movie, some of us might be inspired to read and re-read the books. I know I certainly would love to. My favourite part of the movie was when Harry captured Professor Snape’s tears in a phial and put it in the ‘pensieve’. He went back in time and found that Snape really loved his mother and had always been protecting him. It was very moving to see how much Snape had suffered. What does everyone else like the best? Mrs Sutton and I are really looking forward to your views.
If you are in year 7 and 8, please read the students’ comments and you can write a comment too.
Books into Movies
If you are in year 7 and 8 did you get to see Harry Potter? While Harry Potter is set in modern times the setting and magic make it appear medieval. There are many books that have been turned into movies. Another one of my favourites is ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ which is a real tear jerker. It is fiction but blends history and World War 2 and imagines a tragedy that could have happened. If you have read a book that has been turned into a movie or watched a movie that is also a book then tell me something about it. Which did you like best – the movie or the book? What did you enjoy about it?
This month the spotlight is on historical fiction. Historical Fiction allows us to step back in time and experience the world of characters belonging to another time and place. You can really learn a lot of history by reading this genre as authors have often had to do a lot of research to make sure that they write in a believable manner. You can learn about famous people in history and different periods such as Ancient History and World War II. Sometimes there isn’t a lot known about the civilisation because it happened before humans could record how they lived their live in a great deal of detail. For example, Jean M Auel takes us back to the Ice Age to the Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon periods but apart from remains and archaelogical findings she would have had to rely a lot on her imagination to make these cultures come alive. I hope you give Historical Fiction a go and check these books out in the Fiction Area. They’re the funny ones with the castle sticker on the spine.
Year 7 Visit – Oliver Phommavanh
On Tuesday Year 7s were treated to a fantastic visit by author Oliver Phommavanh. He really was very funny and entertaining with a wacky sense of humour. If you are in year 7 and would like to make a comment about his visit you can do it here or you can comment on his blog.
Premier’s Reading Challenge – update by end of August
A reminder to everyone about the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Bring back your consent form and update by the end of August so that we can verify your books.
Here is the link so you can find it quickly: Premier’s Reading Challenge Login
Sharing is Caring
We have all been reading a lot. I know teachers have been giving 10 minutes in class and many of us have been reading a lot for the Premier’s Reading Challenge or your own individual personal goals so what about posting a comment here and recommending something that you have enjoyed.
If you want to see what I have been reading locate the 2011 Reading Challenge icon on my sidebar. If you click on the the tiny words view books you can see the books that I have been reading. I am lagging behind many of you but I plan to read some quick reads to make up 15 for the end of August so that I can celebrate with you.
READERS’ CUP COMPETITION – Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th August
The 2011 Readers’ Cup Final is on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th. Come along and take part. Bring your friends. There are a lot of door prizes and quizzes for students and teachers in the audience. If you are in year 7 it’s a good way to find out what it’s all about so that next year you can then get involved.
ONE WORLD MANY STORIES – GLOG for Book Week
A teacher has just shared a glog created for ‘Book Week’ which is next week.
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