What is it all about?
World Book Day is the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland. It is a time to encourage pupils to improve their reading skills and to develop their interest in different kinds of books and stories.
World Book Day can be incorporated into a variety of lessons for both primary and secondary school pupils across a range of subjects such as English, history, PSHE and citizenship.
Ask pupils to bring their favourite book into school and explain why they like it. You could set up a table display of all the different titles and encourage pupils to exchange books to develop their interest in new authors. You could set up a mini-library in the class and arrange a class discussion about what kinds of books are the most popular. Do pupils like love stories, mysteries or vampires? What kinds of books do they not like?
Help, I have got no time to prepare
The TES website has plenty of useful resources to help you and your pupils celebrate World Book Day. Visit www.tes.co.ukworld-book-day for more details.
Where do I get more information?
The official World Book Day website has plenty of games, tips and ideas to incorporate into your lessons and help you to celebrate. Visit www.worldbookday.com for more information.