Monday, July 27, 2009
BOOK WEEK RESOURCES - Mrs B's Interactive Literacy Website
Lately I've been finding lots of wonderful new websites. So I thought I would share them around. The best websites are often found by pure chance (Stumble Upon is so well named!). And so it was that a casual tweet mentioning my recently completed Polar Boy Teacher's Resource Kit led me to Mrs B's Interactive Literacy. It's the Internet home of Irene Buckler who confided she had been a teacher for many years and did I think it showed? Yes it does. Irene is clever, talented, passionate about Australian literature and knows just how to present it to kids. I'm shouting it out to the world becuase this is a site worth a vist. You will find all sorts of resources and activities promoting this year's CBCA shortlisted books. Of course, I am incredibly biased towards the Polar Boy jigsaw. I have been a jigsaw enthusiast for as long as I've loved books. But there's lotsof other fun in this imaginary classroom. I played spelling word hangman, built an imaginary snowman (Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle by Glenda Millard) and brushed up on my knowledge about red foxes (Nobody Owns the Moon by Tohby Riddle). I'm really interested in red foxes at the moment as there' s one in the next Samurai Kids book.