8th Annual Children's Reading Celebration and 36th Annual Young Authors' Fair
When: Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Broome Library
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CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host the 8th Annual Children's Reading Celebration and the 36th Annual Young Authors' Fair on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the John Spoor Broome Library. The program is sponsored by the Library, the English Program, Ventura County Reading Association (VCRA), CI Mortar Board, Target Foundation, and the Ventura County Office of Education.
Tina Nichols Coury is an author, award-winning multi-media artist, blogger, vlogger, producer of book trailers and all around Renaissance woman. In her debut picture book, Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore, Tina brings to life the story of Lincoln Borglum, the boy who helped build Mt. Rushmore. In character as "The Rushmore Kid" she visits schools across the United States to present her popular "Why I Love America" program, which promotes an understanding and appreciation of the essential qualities that make America great. Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore was named the California Eureka Silver Medal Honor Winner for 2012.
Tina grew up in L.A. as the youngest of four children to a single saint of a mom. While attending twelve years of parochial school, she found writing a sure way to get out of homework. She wrote her first play, What Santa Wants for Xmas, in third grade and had her class perform it.
Tina currently lives and works on the beach in Oxnard, California with her husband Al, their Doberman, Honey, and the Keyboard Kitties, Toulouse and Monet.
Children and their families will be able to meet the author and receive a free autographed book, while supplies last. This gift is funded by an early childhood literacy grant from the Target Foundation.
The day will feature hands-on participation in crafts and various activities. CI students in the English Program, as part of their service learning component, will be reading aloud to children. Students in CI Four Pillars chapter of Mortar Board National Honor Society will be hosting a story writing area and an open-mic session where children can share their creativity. Children will also have a chance to read dozens of books written and illustrated for the Young Authors' Fair by K-12 students in Ventura County. If a child's school participates in the Ventura County Reading Association's Young Authors' Fair, then that child is eligible to write a book and have his or her teacher enter it to be displayed and read at the Celebration on April 13.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available on campus in specific lots. Once on campus, follow the directional signs to the designated parking lot. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Books will be limited to one per family while supplies last.
Event Schedule: April 13, 2013
10:00am - 12:00n
Storytime - Room 1720
Bookmark making - Rooms 1750 and 1710
Creative Writing - Room 1360
Concertina Bookmaking - Room 1756
Young Authors' Fair - Reading Room
Visit the Condor Exhibit
Discover the Children's Library
10:00am – 11:00am
Children's Music by Chris del Rosario - Millennium News Center
Open Mic - Millennium News Center
Tina Nichols Coury, Author of Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore, Presentation & Book Giveaway
New This Year! Professional Development Workshop for Teachers!
Free professional development opportunity offered by Ventura County Reading Association and the Broome Library. To attend please RSVP at: http://go.csuci.edu/vcra-teachers
Schedule:9:00-9:45 Book Drop Off for Young Author's Fair & Refreshments
9:45-10:45 Workshop Sessions
10:45-11:15 Learn About the Young Author's Fair
11:15 Participate in Young Author's Fair
Book Making in the Content Area
Experience a journey through classroom book making by examining a variety of student made books applicable to all content areas. Participants will construct their own personal book.Presenters: David Philips, CSUCI Instructor
Cheryl Philips, Department Chair, Isbell Middle School, Santa Paula Elementary School District
ABC Books as Performance Tasks
As the Common Core demands an increase in informational text and expository writing, ABC books provide an excellent tool to promote student creativity, collaboration and critical thinking to meet these expectations. Join the conversation about how ABC Books can become performance tasks that integrate technology, research, exposition, and collaboration.
Presenter: Lisa Walthall, Content Specialist, VCOE