ISD celebrates ‘Virtual Book Week’ | The Daily Star
12:47 PM, May 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:28 PM, May 01, 2020

ISD celebrates ‘Virtual Book Week’

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, offices have switched to work-from-home and schools have moved to online classes. Economies around the world are coming to a standstill while numerous industries are falling apart, and the number of deaths continues to rise. In such circumstances, books can create a wonderful distraction to us. To enhance the impact of technology and books in our lives, International School Dhaka (ISD) organised Virtual Book Week for the Middle-Year Programme (MYP) students (Grade 6-10).

During the Virtual Book Week, the 6th graders drew scenes from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland or any other novel that they like and added an important quote from the book to their drawings. Grade 7 students took pictures of themselves where they posed with the books they were reading and added interesting captions to their pictures. The school even encouraged the students to edit their pictures and make it more aesthetic by using photoshop. 

Grade 8 students were asked to create book posters for either a favorite novel or a novel that they have read in Language or Literature class in 2020, whereas, Grade 9 students created videos of themselves reading a children's book. The students were encouraged to make the videos engaging and interesting so that the primary teachers of the school can share them with the Primary-Years Programme (PYP) students. Grade 10 students have been reading Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus for their curriculum. Therefore, they were asked to create their own comic strips based on the Coronavirus pandemic.

All these activities did not only let the students share their favorite books with others, but also enhanced their technical and communicative skills alongside creativity. The students also received free access to Scribd, one of the largest online libraries, for 30 days, further encouraging them to read more books while they are at home.

 

  

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, offices have switched to work-from-home and schools have moved to online classes. Economies around the world are coming to a standstill while numerous industries are falling apart, and the number of deaths continues to rise. In such circumstances, books can create a wonderful distraction to us. To enhance the impact of technology and books in our lives, International School Dhaka (ISD) organised Virtual Book Week for the Middle-Year Programme (MYP) students (Grade 6-10).

During the Virtual Book Week, the 6th graders drew scenes from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland or any other novel that they like and added an important quote from the book to their drawings. Grade 7 students took pictures of themselves where they posed with the books they were reading and added interesting captions to their pictures. The school even encouraged the students to edit their pictures and make it more aesthetic by using photoshop. 

Grade 8 students were asked to create book posters for either a favorite novel or a novel that they have read in Language or Literature class in 2020, whereas, Grade 9 students created videos of themselves reading a children's book. The students were encouraged to make the videos engaging and interesting so that the primary teachers of the school can share them with the Primary-Years Programme (PYP) students. Grade 10 students have been reading Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus for their curriculum. Therefore, they were asked to create their own comic strips based on the Coronavirus pandemic.

All these activities did not only let the students share their favorite books with others, but also enhanced their technical and communicative skills alongside creativity. The students also received free access to Scribd, one of the largest online libraries, for 30 days, further encouraging them to read more books while they are at home.

 

 

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