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2022: Dreaming With Eyes Open

Designed for educator and library staff use, our CBCA Book Week activities and resources encourage deeper text engagement, via engaging activity tasks that can be done in a classroom setting, library or remotely. Click here to download a range of free book response tasks that provide lower, middle and upper primary age children with creative and engaging opportunities to explore, analyse and connect with the themes, characters, language and literary features within stories.

CBCA Book Week 2022 activities overview:

  • A range of downloadable and printable Activity Cards for students to select from, linked to our digital collection of the shortlisted titles

  • Printable Story Response Templates to record their activity responses in

  • Teacher notes with activity overview, instructions and links to Australian Curriculum

Suggested use:

  • Teachers and library staff are encouraged to print out versatile Activity Cards linked to shortlisted stories, along with the corresponding Story Response Templates.  Students can then select an Activity Card, and use the Story Response Template to record their responses in.

  • Google Slide versions of Story Response Templates are also available, to project onto an IWB or large screen for shared learning experiences

  • Teacher notes include tips for using  the Activity Cards as an independent literacy activity or as a whole-class activity.

  • Links to Australian Curriculum are included in teacher notes.

Explore Story Box Library’s CBCA Book Week stories here.