June 19-23

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.2.4:  Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure and expressing an interest in various literary genres.

Students receive suggested summer reading ideas from Seattle Public Library and NE Teacher-librarians. We close with a last read together: Bully, by Patricia Polacco.


June 12-16

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Learning Standard 2.3.1: Select and use common applications.

We revisit Bryant Library electronic resources for over the summer. Students receive instructional bookmark for how to access from home.


June 5-9

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 what partners observed online and how we can be more discerning of information.


May 30-June 2

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.

Partners evaluate websites for veracity.


May 22-26

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 1.1.3: Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.

Partners explore other queries to determine guidelines to optimize search results.


May 15-19

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 1.1.3: Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.

We discuss how search engines, such as Google work. Partners edit search queries to optimize results.


May 8-12

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 5.7: Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

Partners complete infographics scavenger hunt and discuss reading strategies.


May 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 5.7: Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

Partners use clues to find corresponding information from infographics.


April 24-28

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 celebration of National Poetry Month, students collaborate to interpret Shel Silverstein’s classic poem “Where the Sidewalk Ends.”


April 17-21

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 celebration of National Poetry Month, students collaborate to categorize poems from Animal Poetry book.


April 3-7

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.

Students collaborate in one of three groups aimed at helping them with reading goals.


March 27-31

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 5.9: Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

In preparation for our author visit with Brandon Mull, we discuss Fantasy genre.


March 20-24

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.

Students collaborate in one of three groups aimed at helping them with reading goals.


March 13-17

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.

Students collaborate in one of three groups aimed at helping them with reading goals.


March 6-10

Art docent lesson with Junior League paintings and sculptures.


February 27-March 3

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.

Students collaborate in one of three groups aimed at helping them with reading goals.


February 13-17

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 5.2:  Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

Before reading, we survey the biography I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark to make connections and predictions. After reading, students identify two or more main ideas, using evidence from text.


January  23-27

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 4B: Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

We perform a Reader’s Theatre script with attention to intonation.


January 16-20

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 5.2: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

We discuss reading “think-aloud” strategies. Groups match strategy to definition.


January 9-13

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

Partners revisit Novelist to find ideas for next books.


January 3-6

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals. Gather information using selected digital resources.

Students design their own assessment criteria to match their reading goal for library.


December 12-16

Due to annual book fair, library available for check outs only this week.


December 5-9

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.3.1: Use digital tools to help plan projects.

Students learn how to review books on Bookopolis, as well as share recommendations with others, expanding their repertoires.


November 28-December 2

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.3.1: Use digital tools to help plan projects.

Students receive their Bookopolis accounts and edit profiles.


November 14-18

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

Using data reported last week, students identify a specific, measurable reading goal.


November 7-11

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

Students individually respond to a reading survey, which will help guide goal setting in next library session.


October 31-November 4

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

We survey students’ prior knowledge for the Day of the Dead. We then read Duncan Tonatiuh’s Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras. Students identify textual evidence which supports or refutes initial understanding.


October 24-28

Learning Target: Washington State Social Studies Standard 1.2.1: Understands the organization of the U. S. government.

We watch short videos on the electoral process, including the electoral college. Partners then compete in a review game of Kahoot!


October 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.

We form two teams to compete in answering questions about Jon Scieszka’s short story, “Under the Rug.” Global Reading Challenge forms will be distributed to interested students.


October 10-13

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 glimpse what it’s like to participate in Seattle Public Library’s Global Reading Challenge, readers will be on teams. They will hear a short story by Jon Scieszka in preparation for a fact-based Jeopardy game next week!


October 3-7

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.

Readers discuss implications and identify the theme in The Artist and Me.


September 26-30

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.

Readers identify the theme in Amos and Boris, relating back to Bryant Way in library.