Voting for the KOALA Awards

Ideas for encouraging students to read the shortlisted books

  • Story Hooks and Sizzling Starts - In pairs, students identify the strategies the authors have used. Rank the first lines in order of most enticed to read. Share and explain personal choices. Students try to match first lines with books. Share each matching book .

  • View and engage with publishers' book trailers and teaching resources - Picture Books, Younger Readers, Older Readers and Years 7-9

  • Visit Shortlisted Author and Illustrator websites

  • Create displays for the shortlisted books

  • Attach KOALA Shortlisted Book Sticker to book covers for easy identification (free with membership)

  • Cross reference with Premier's Reading Challenge books

  • Have students give Book Talks or create iMovie Book Trailers for the books they have read

Voting Resources

Voting closes at the end of Term 3. Please email your Results Spreadsheet to KOALA by Saturday, 28th September.

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