Today is World Book Day, so let’s get reading! Here are some fun ideas to help your students and children join in:



Stands for Drop Everything And Read, so pick a time and grab the nearest book and everyone reads for 5 minutes.

Combined story:

This works really well if you’re teaching a few students together: ask them all to write a beginning paragraph, then to pass it on, then a middle paragraph, and pass it on etc. This will make a weird and wonderful combined story, which everyone can take turns reading out.

Design a book cover:

Pick your favourite book and illustrate a new cover for it with your favourite characters and quotes. Ask your students to talk through why they’ve chosen specific characters and themes.

Get quizzical:

Everyone loves a quiz, so try out the bumper book quiz. There are three levelled quizzes for children in KS1, KS2 and KS3. These quizzes are suitable for one student to a whole class.

Who Am I?:

Get into character and let your students quiz you to find out which literary character you are. Start by providing them with the title of your imaginary autobiography to give everyone a hint.

We hope that’s given you some inspiration, do let us know how you celebrate World Book Day with your students or children. We’re on Twitter here! Last but not least, here are some of our favourite books if you’re looking for something new to read.

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