May 20-24

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.1.5: Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.

Table groups evaluate potential phishing examples and share insights with whole class.


May 13-17

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 1.1.5: Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.

We discuss information hoaxes, and partners differentiate between real and fake information on two internet sites.


May 6-10

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Students summatively assess their reading goals for the year. We talk about next steps.


April  29-May 3

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 5.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

We read Shel Silverstein’s poem, “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” Partners discuss the theme and interpret meaning, sharing ideas with whole group.


April 22-26

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Table partners use deductive reasoning to determine where poems fit thematically.


April 15-19

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.1.3: Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.

Partners consider  and observe different aspects of search queries, such as word order, and how it affects search results.


April 1-5

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.1.3: Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.

Partners consider how word choice affects search results.


March 25-31

Interactive Disability Education Awareness stations in library, along with check outs.


March 18-22

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.2: Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.

Day two of students’ exploration, discussion, and writing about different genres.


March 11-15

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.2: Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.

Students explore, discuss, and write about different genres.


March 4-8

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 5.3:  Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Students read excerpts of recent incidents, relating to Black Lives Matter.


February 25-March 1

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.3.6: Discuss theme of stories, using evidence to support opinions.

To provide historical context for our studies of Black Lives Matter, we read and discuss Ruth and the Green Book.


February 4-8

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.2: Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.

Table groups engage in book passes in a certain genre, responding to prompts that promote discussion and interest.


January 28-February 1

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Students assess their progress on reading goals.


January 22-25

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 5.2:  Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

In recognition of National “No Name Calling” Week, we read Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse. Students make connections to text.


January 14-18

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.3.1: Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.

Students meet informational text author, Kelly Milner Halls, in library. She will present her methodologies for finding ideas, researching, and writing.


January 7-11

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 1.1.2.4: Identify and use appropriate sources to acquire background information.

Partners get acquainted with research tool Webpath Express.


December 17-21

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Students assess their progress on reading goals.


December 10-14

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

We ready ourselves for our upcoming visit with uber-cool author Kelly Milner Halls.


December 3-7

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.3.3: Seek opportunities for pursuing personal and aesthetic growth.

We review parameters for first Annual Bryant Library Read-A-Thon!


November 24-30

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.3.2a: Gather information using selected digital resources.

Students discover new reads via Novelist, an online book finder.


November 13-16

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 3.3.5: Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community.

Students share favorite reads via “Rolling Recommendations.”


November 5-9

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 3.3.5: Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community.

Students share favorite reads via “Rolling Recommendations.”


November 5-9

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students record reading goals on passports and discuss what meeting them “looks like.”


October 29-November 2

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students set their reading goals; Ms. Aliverti and classroom teacher will review.


October 22-26

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students review their reading interest surveys from last week and begin to consider an individualized reading goal.


October 15-19

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.4.1: Identify own areas of interest.

In preparation for setting a reading goal in the library, students consider their reading interests as they respond to a survey.


October 8-12

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Mimicking the Global Reading Challenge, we break students into two teams for Jeopardy reading game. Students interested in GRC may take a form home to families for consideration.


October 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 5.10: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

To glean a sense of the Global Reading Challenge, students listen to Jon Sciezka’s short story, “Under the Rug,” in preparation for a Jeopardy reading game next week.


September 24-28

Bryant 5th graders at Islandwood!


September 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

To build a community of readers, students share one thing about themselves in “Circle Time.”


September 10-14

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.11: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Welcome back! We reacquaint students with Bryant Library’s systems and procedures and share ideas for great reads.

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