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Thursday 23rd February 2017

World Book Day resources

Get your classes thinking about and discussing their favourite books and characters with our pick of bookish resources. Our brand new resource ‘Ideas for World Book Day' will encourage your students to hold a 'Great British Book Off' or take their books on a journey around school.

And if you’ve got any of your own World Book Day ideas or activities, head over to our staffroom and share them with your fellow English teachers.
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Lindy Leslie

Teachit English editor

World Book Day resources

Ideas for World Book Day

Sixteen ideas for sparking a love of books in your classroom or school on World Book Day. You'll want to bring in some fun props!

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Book survey

A reading and book survey encouraging discussion and the sharing of ideas about books and reading.

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Exploring book covers

A flexible resource which looks at book covers and what they can tell us about the book within. You'll need to provide a selection of book covers for the same text, with the title and author's name removed.

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'So many books, so little time'

A variety of activities ideal for promoting World Book Day, a library lesson or simply reading for pleasure. Includes discussion tasks, a short quiz and an interactive activity.

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New! GCSE English Language pack

Reading more non-fiction texts

Our new 20-lesson pack includes creative and engaging resources and lesson plans for teaching a range of non-fiction text excerpts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Texts include a piece on cholera by Charles Dickens, an extract from the novel Twelve Years a Slave and an article exploring Tim Peake's space mission.

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From the British Library

Teaching 19th-Century Literature Conference
Saturday 25 March
British Library

This CPD event will support and invigorate teaching at both GCSE and A Level, offering fresh approaches to 19th-century texts and their context.

The day features a range of inspiring talks and hands-on workshops culminating with a closing session from acclaimed writer Tracy Chevalier reflecting on the enduring influence of Jane Eyre.

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