The Frankfurter Buchmesse (19th to 23rd October)

For many teachers, the half-term holiday provides an opportunity to review the scheme of work undertaken in the first part of the autumn term as well as to fine tune plans for the second part of the term and the build up to Christmas.  However, for members of the teaching team at Everything Dinosaur, the pause in their programme of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops for schools, provides an opportunity to visit the forthcoming Frankfurt Book Fair.

Final Preparations Underway for a Visit to the Frankfurter Buchmesse

The logo for the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurter Buchmesse logo.

Picture Credit: Frankfurt Book Fair Press

Providing Inspiration for Teachers and Education Professionals

This annual five-day event, held in southern central Germany, attracts visitors from all over the world.  It is the ideal venue for teachers, school administrators, educationalists and librarians to catch up on the latest trends in educational publishing.  Since Everything Dinosaur team members focus mainly on working with Key Stage One and Key Stage Two pupils, we appreciate the tremendous focus placed on the development of reading by teachers and teaching assistants.  We may specialise in delivering fossil and dinosaur themed workshops in support of the science curriculum, but our teaching team also strives to ensure that they build in extension exercises that involves reading both non-fiction and fiction texts.

More than 250,000 Visitors are Expected at the 2016 Frankfurter Buchmesse

Visitors to the Frankfurt Buchmesse 2015.

Visitors from all over the world flock to Frankfurt to meet with exhibitors from more than 100 countries.

Picture Credit: Frankfurt Book Fair Press

Developing a Lifelong Passion for Reading

Developing confidence with reading is a fundamental element of the new English national curriculum for schools.  In the Department of Education outline, the focus on providing children with a rich and stimulating learning environment is stressed and the school library can often provide a focal point for a coordinated effort across the school to improve reading.  Many young boys become disillusioned with reading, however, if given the opportunity to read and then write about a Tyrannosaurus rex most jump at the opportunity.  As the world’s largest book fair (in terms of the number of publishers attending and exhibitors), the annual Frankfurter Buchmesse can inspire teachers, home educationalists and education professionals, allowing them to keep up to date with the fast moving world of educational publishing.

A Lively Atmosphere at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

Visitors to the 2015 Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Visitors enjoying the lively atmosphere of the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Picture Credit: Frankfurt Book Fair Press

For those teachers working on their plans for World Book Day 2017 (a date for your diaries – Thursday 2nd March 2017), the cosplay at the Frankfurt Book Fair could be just the thing to help inspire them and their scheme of work.

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