Bookworm supports reading resources in the community and in schools. The School Book Treasury is a program that has been setting up classroom libraries and is now in its 5th year. The main focus is to provide age and reading-level appropriate material, in the form of fiction and non-fiction books to children and schools that are tightly resourced.
The School Book Treasury is financially supported by funds collected by its annual Jumble Sale. In addition, for the academic year 2012-2013, The School Book treasury has been supported by the fund raising efforts of The Book Treasury International, Toronto.
The Book Treasury Program offers support to schools in 3 different ways.
1. The Book Delivery Program: Schools that are part of the SBT network receive monthly rotation of books that are boxed as per class and delivered to schools
2. The Monthly ( Minimum) Intervention Program: Schools that are part of this program receive a story time ( read aloud) with extension language activity once monthly.
3. The Weekly Intervention Program: Schools that are part of this program, receive a weekly read aloud with extension language activity once monthly.
Extension activities are planned at Bookworm and build on the theme of the story with a focus on capturing literature themes, building on language learning and creative thinking. These typically involve a creative art or craft component, language application, vocabulary building activities and verbal interactive skill enhancement exercises.
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