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WORKSHOP

Matilda’s Book Joy

BOOK COMPANION

Bookjoy, Wordjoy

Duration icon Duration: 1 hour

Grades icon Grades: All grades

Group size icon Format: Live and virtual

Workshop description

Join Matilda on a journey in growing up and exploring the power of reading! This virtual experience will allow participants to join Matilda and her imagination in telling her own story, while also promoting the adventures reading can take you on!

In this four-part workshop, we will read and analyze together ‘Bookjoy Wordjoy’ by Pat Mora, where participants will be encouraged to use their imaginations and words to create any story or adventure that they want!

Through a combination of song, storytelling, and craft, together we will explore the challenges Matilda faced and how she was able to find comfort and adventure through both books and her imagination!

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Book companion

Bookjoy, Wordjoy

Whether we are collecting words, reading favorite books in the library, celebrating holidays, writing poems, sharing secrets, or singing a jazzy duet, words and books can take us on wonderful adventures and bring us joy. Poet Pat Mora has brought together a collection of her poems that celebrates engaging with words and books in all these ways and more. Vivid illustrations by Raúl Colón bring the poems to life and interpret the magic of the language with captivating images in a style influenced by Mexican muralists. Together the poems and illustrations are sure to inspire creative wordplay in readers of all ages. We can read, you and I, see letters become words, and words become books . . . You and I read, round and round, bookjoy around the world.

Author:

Pat Mora

Publisher:

Lee & Low Books

Book companion

Bookjoy, Wordjoy

Whether we are collecting words, reading favorite books in the library, celebrating holidays, writing poems, sharing secrets, or singing a jazzy duet, words and books can take us on wonderful adventures and bring us joy. Poet Pat Mora has brought together a collection of her poems that celebrates engaging with words and books in all these ways and more. Vivid illustrations by Raúl Colón bring the poems to life and interpret the magic of the language with captivating images in a style influenced by Mexican muralists. Together the poems and illustrations are sure to inspire creative wordplay in readers of all ages. We can read, you and I, see letters become words, and words become books . . . You and I read, round and round, bookjoy around the world.

Author:

Pat Mora

Publisher:

Lee & Low Books

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What You'll Need

  • Computer, tablet, or smartphone with a stable internet connection. Video and sound on
  • WORKSHOP 1: construction paper, lined Paper, marker, stapler, optional: pom poms, glue, stickers, glitter, etc.
  • WORKSHOP 2: We will make bookmarks, in the style of Raul Colón’s work.
  • construction paper, scissors, markers/crayons, pencil, ruler, optional items: hole punch, ribbon, stickers, glitter, glue.
  • WORKSHOP 3: paper and pencil.
  • WOKRSHOP 4: presentations! bring activity that students worked on.