The Literature Centre has a range of workshops for students from Pre-Primary to Year 12 and professional learning opportunities for teachers.
Literature workshops are held in the Centre's galleries within an exhibition of original artwork from an Australian picture book. Each term, there are at least four picture books exhibited which may include drafts, research material, photographs, storyboards, dummy books, and preliminary artwork.
Workshops are interactive and will have students engrossed by explaining the illustrations and predicting the storyline. The Centre's Education Officers share the journey of the book from its beginning to the final book format: through questions, discussions, drama, writing, and drawing.
For our visits out to primary schools, The Literature Centre proudly acknowledges our long and rewarding partnership with Healthway, promoting the Go For 2&5 and the Foodbank Superhero Foods messages. Together they assist us with funding for our 'Go for 2 & 5' Primary School Literature Programme throughout the year. In 2019 The Literature Centre is also proudly introducing WA children to superhero foods giving them healthy bodies and strong minds. Find out more at www.superherofoodshq.org.au
Did you know we also have travelling exhibitions? Literature Workshops can be held at your school, conducted by Education Officers, and using the Centre’s range of our travelling exhibitions. See the Travelling Exhibitions section for details.
Current Exhibitions: Find out which picture book exhibitions are available this term. Click through to the Book Exhibitions section of this website.
Excursion Information: The Literature Centre complies with the Department of Education's Excursion Policy Guidelines. For further excursion information specific to the Centre, including our $20 million public liability insurance, please see the attachments below.
Duration: 2 hours.
Suitable: Pre Primary to Year 12. Conducted by the Centre’s Education Officers.
Cost: $11.00 per student
Longer workshops are available.
Western Australian Curriculum: These workshops are linked to the Literature strand of the Western Australian Curriculum, in particular Responding to Literature. In addition, most picture books provide other Western Australian Curriculum links and are noted within the description of the picture books we use.
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