IASL 2012 Conference, 11 to 15 November 2012
The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
Being part of the GiggleIT Teaching and Learning Community
Overview of the Project
The GiggleIT Project aims to create an original publication (online and eventually in print) of children’s humour around the world. It is to be written by children for children. The following genres will be included in the final publication:
A) poem- e.g. acrostic, limerick, shape or free verse; [PDF files]
B) tall story [PDF file] – maximum length 500 words (fictional work);
C) jokes/gags [PDF file]- appropriate for age level in subject and vocabulary;
D) personal anecdotes [PDF file] – maximum length 500 words;
E) culturalising well known stories [PDF file]- rewriting the story with own cultural slant and/or humorous slant, fairy tales, myths and legends; and
F) fractured/modern fairy tale [PDF file] - a well known folk tale, myth or legend, keeping the theme, moral in the story and humour appropriate. Maximum length 600 words.
Your students may work in groups, pairs or individually to create their final text. We suggest a group size of no more than four (4).
Students must be aware of their reading audience and the context for which they are writing.
In effect the student is “in role” as an author/writer who has been commissioned to create a work of typically Australian (French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese etc) humour for an international publication.
Therefore, in some instances it may be necessary to include a small explanatory paragraph or glossary of colloquialisms with your entry. This will be included in the final publication if your entry is chosen for the final publication.
Evaluation is an essential aspect of good writing/authorship. To encourage the development of critical analysis, thinking skills and evaluation, each class will be restricted to 5 entries per genre on their web page. As part of the project, students will evaluate their work and make decisions about which ones will be nominated for publication on the web site.
The GiggleIT Committee will select items for the online publication from these entries. Selection of entries will be an ongoing process. If an item is selected for publication, this fact will be indicated on the class/school web page.
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GiggleIT is a Collaborative Project between teachers and students around the world. The project operates under a Creative Commons license which allows everyone to share ideas and resources while still recognising the work done by the original authors. The project is hosted by The International Association of School Librarianship and in partnership with the International Children’s Digital Library.
Teachers and teacher librarians are encouraged to use the resources provided by the GiggleIT team. However, the GiggleIT team recognise that these represent only one interpretation of many possible ways to teach such a collaborative program. We encourage you to adapt and use the resources and then send copies of your work to the GiggleIT team to add to the repository of resources available on the IASL website. As a collective we can assist others while also helping ourselves to new ideas and ready-made teaching-learning documents.
Last updated 8 February 2009 (KSB)