Author visits for Book Week

Kallyn De Beer, Jacob Roberts, James Cameron and Marise Anderson with author Meg McKinlay at South Lake Primary School Library for Book Week.        Picture: Matt Jelonek d442690
Kallyn De Beer, Jacob Roberts, James Cameron and Marise Anderson with author Meg McKinlay at South Lake Primary School Library for Book Week.        Picture: Matt Jelonek d442690

�They invited me to come along and speak to their students and I said �sure�,� she said.

�This is something I love doing and it�s particularly wonderful to have the chance to speak to kids from my local areas.�

South Lake Year 5-6 teacher Tina Musumeci said preparation for the week had started weeks in advance.

�It is important to celebrate the value of books and the joys that reading and writing can bring to all of us,� she said.

�Children and adults are bombarded with rapid-fire instant images and short narratives from competing technological devices.

�While it is important that children become literate in the use of multimodal digital texts on all the latest technological devices, it is equally important that children remain literate in the use of standard Australian English, which is expertly modelled in fiction and non-fiction books.�