Today, April, 23rd we celebrate International Day of the Book or World Book Day.
This school year our school has chosen Gloria Fuertes as the main topic to appreciate reading. So in our English lessons we are learning about poems and our teachers have chosen Hand On The Bridge, by Michael Rosen.
We know Mr. Rosen because he is a British children´s novelist and poet. We like his book We are going on a bear hunt.
This is the way we are learning and memorizing Hand on the Bridge: we watch Michael Rosen´s video from his website, we read and repeat the poem, we act it out, we play games with sentence strips, and obviously we practise and practise and practise!
23 April is a symbolic date for world literature, since 23 April 1616 was the date of death of Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
23 April is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.