The YABBA Awards is a great opportunity to engage students in reading practice whilst encouraging student voice.  Students get to recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books through the YABBA Awards.

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In term 1 students will read, read and recommend by nominating up to four books for the shortlist that is announced in early Term 2. Then Students read as many shortlisted books as possible and to begin their critical assessing, rating in preparation for voting. Students reward their favourite author by voting online from the 1st of September.

Check out YABBA’s webpage for more details of the partnership between YABBA and DET.

Along the way we will have 8 virtual sessions featuring our Virtual Ambassadors and have blog posts leading up to the sessions with activities that students can join in to enhance their reading and writing.

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Session 5 Terry Denton – 91 storeys aren’t the same as 19 YABBA’S

Tuesday 18th July at 9:30am

We can’t wait to hear from Terry Denton on Tuesday 18th July at 9:30am. Have you read any of the Tree House series? Which one is your favourite? Place a comment and a question for Terry in the comments below and add your school’s name. Don’t forget to create your displays for YABBA featuring the poster of shortlisted books. There are 40 books waiting to be sent to the winning school. Take a snap shot and upload it to the padlet.

Have a great holiday and we’ll see you on day 2 next term.

 

 

 

 

 

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How are Books Published? Starring Adam Wallace and Serena Geddes


Adam and Serena would love some questions before this session on June 20th.  Have you ever made a book?  Maybe you have some questions about making books? Have your pencils and paper ready as there will be a drawing competition while the session is on.  Visit Adam’s new website here and about Adam here.  Meet Serena here

See you on June 20th at 9:30am. Also your school could win some short listed books. Check the facebook YABBA site for details

 

 

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YABBA at Your School in 2017

YABBA Book Awards

The Department of Education and Training has partnered with the Young Australian Best Book Awards (YABBA) to provide FREE membership for 2017 for all Primary Schools in Victoria. This initiative complements the Premier’s Reading Challenge further inspiring children and young people to read more books.

The YABBA Awards is a great opportunity to engage students in reading practice whilst encouraging student voice. Students get to recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books through the YABBA Awards.

As a 2017 YABBA Member each Victorian Primary School will get to participate in the remainder of this year’s program.

Term 2

  • Each Victorian Primary School will receive an A1 full colour poster depicting the top 40 Australian books as nominated by Victorian children
  • Students read as many shortlisted books as possible and to begin their critical assessing in preparation for voting in Terms 3 and 4

Term 3

  • Students continue reading widely from the shortlist thinking about which book will get their vote
  • Students reward their favourite book by voting online from 1 September
  • Apply for tickets to attend the YABBA Award Ceremony being held at Hampton Park Secondary College

Term 4

  • Ensure all your students have voted by 20 October (End of week 2)
  • Attend the YABBA Award Ceremony being held 31 October
    • All schools can apply for seats at the Awards Ceremony being held at Hampton Park Secondary College through the YABBA Website
    • All schools can login remotely to watch the Awards Ceremony broadcast through the Virtual Learning Platform

The Virtual Learning Coaches (VLC) will support schools to access 10 virtual online sessions connected to the YABBA program across the school year.  These sessions will connect students to well-known Australian authors and illustrators, during which these experts will discuss and share their craft with students.

This will culminate in an awards ceremony day that will be broadcast to all schools via the DET Polycom Network. All teachers and schools have the ability to dial into Polycom sessions using MS Lync or Skype for Business accounts provided by DET. For technical support, contact your VLC.

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In term 2 all schools will be mailed a poster of the short listed books and membership pack from YABBA. In this pack schools will receive a schedule of online author/illustrator talks with registration details.

The first virtual session is on April 27th at 9:30 am and we will have Felice Arena launching the YABBA VAP (Virtual Ambassadors Program) and the shortlisted books. Check out http://lv2vl.global2.vic.edu.au/yabba/ for more details on the 10 virtual sessions.

Register now.

YABBA Dabba Doo

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Exciting news! Our surprise author for next Tuesday is George Ivanoff author of the You Choose books. Also we’ll be so lucky to have illustrator Serena Geddes of the Lulu Bell books, drawing for us from some squiggles provided by some students, similar to Mr Squiggle. George will be able to answer questions about his books and will be explaining all about the YABBA. So please add some questions in the comments section on this blog post and those who like to squiggle, scan your squiggle and then email to us or add to the board below.
Register here to book your seat

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YABBA DABBA DOO! Student Voice at it’s best.

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Student voice is being used to select the Young Australian Best Book Awards winners. (YABBA)

Have you cast your votes?  On Tuesday Sept 13th we have YABBA presenting to schools. You can find out all about how to vote and let your voice be heard.  Also during the live session we’ll have some surprise authors ready to say “Hi”.

This will be a great session and then you can vote to tell us just what  kids think are the best books. Guess who the surprise authors are going to be? Check the blog closer to the date to see which authors will be coming on line.

All participating schools will receive a free poster of the shortlisted books. Votes due in by October 14th.

Register here to book your seat

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