Shadow judges at Mount Martha Primary school were given a choice of 10 reading response tasks to complete after reading the shortlisted texts. The responses were designed to be shared with the wider school community in the hope that they would promote interest and borrowing of the Younger Readers shortlist.
When responding to the texts, shadow judges were asked to share their opinion about the text, identify devices used by the author and respond to the specific CBCA judging criteria.
Due to the extended lockdown experienced in Victoria, our shadow judges undertook their tasks and took photos of their completed projects at home. We hope to share their work with the school community when we are back onsite.
Hugo and Camryn both responded to The Prince of Cloudburst. Hugo chose to draw a visual summary of the text, whereas Camryn created a library display and shelf-talker to encourage her peers to borrow the book, using colour, symbols and mixed media to portray the devices used by the author in her display.