This is a competition run by Makewaves
and to enter you’ll need to have a Makewaves blog – but this is free to set up.
Kids aged 5-11 are being asked to share their favourite read in any way they choose. Write something, draw something, blog it, film it. Whatever they like. The idea is that they aren’t reviewing their book, they’re recommending it.
Once children have created their entry, they upload it to their Makewaves blog and share it with the world.
Prizes include an e-reader for the pupil and a 12 month pro-account with Makewaves for their school. The competition closes on Tuesday 16 April 2013.
Inspire your pupils to write by entering the 100 Word Challenge, or 100WC.
This is a weekly writing challenge for children under the age of 16. Once a week a different prompt is given the children can write up to 100 words of creative writing. Once their writing has been posted to your blog, link to the 100WC blog and others taking part in the challenge can read your entries.
The challenge of sticking to 100 words and having other people leave comments on their writing can really encourage pupils to give it a go. Use it as homework, writing practice or a regular activity.
Record older pupils reading books for younger pupils and stick a QR code linking to the recording in the front of the book.
This would be a good activity to get pupils used to recording themselves and encourage links across the school.
MP3 files can be uploaded to your blog, hosted on a facility like Soundcloud or online storage accounts.