April 23-27

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Students vote for favorite Washington Children’s Choice nominee.


April 16-20

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

We read Blizzard by Rocco, and students explore theme.


April 2-6

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

To prepare for our author visit with Dan Santat and Aaron Reynolds, we read selections and compare.


March 26-30

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

To finish our exploration of the Washington Children’s Choice nominees, we read two books: The Darkest Dark and The Bad Mannered Wolf. Students compare and contrast.


March 19-23

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.8: Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

In preparation for a visit with author Katherine Applegate, we read Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla. Students determine author’s message.


March 12-16

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee The Princess and the Warrior. Students relate back to folktale characteristics.


February 26-March 9

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.in a text.

We read The Case for Loving. Students relate story to the idea of home.


February 12-16

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

We read A New Year’s Reunion and determine the central message.


February 5-9

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 2.2.1: Develop skills to use technology effectively.

Continuing our practice from last week, partners practice finding authors and titles on our OPACs (Online Patron Access Catalog).


January 29-February 2

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 2.2.1: Develop skills to use technology effectively.

Partners practice finding authors and titles on our OPACs (Online Patron Access Catalog).


January 22-26

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.5: Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

We revisit panoramic books to see if students can identify informational text features.


January 16-19

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Before reading When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates, students consider MLK’s personality traits–what they know. Post reading, students identify those traits in young MLK.


January 8-12

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.5: Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

Partners identify informational text features in nonfiction book: What Makes a Monster a Monster?


January 2-5

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

We read selections from Mac Barnett in preparation for his author visit on January 11.


December 4-8

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.5: Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

Students identify informational text features on a “panoramic” book.


November 28–December 2

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.5: Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

We read I Used to be a Fish. Students compare this text to last week’s Jimmy the Joey in order to discern differences between informational and fiction books.


November 13-17

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

We read Jimmy the Joey; students practice retelling.


November 6-10

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.6: Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.

We read The Lonely Book in order to discuss how we organize the library to make books easy to find. Partners collaborate in a Fiction scavenger hunt.


October 30-November 3

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

We read Lion Vs. Rabbit. Students consider how Lion’s behavior affects the community.


October 23-27

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

We read Mac Barnett’s How This Book Was Made. Students discuss taking care of books in the context of a reading community.


October 16-20

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

We read one of Washington Children’s Choice nominees, Sean Taylor’s Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh! Students make text-to-text connections and discuss possible messages (themes).


October 9-12

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

We read The Monsters’ Monster and readers make connections to story.


October 2-6

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.1.8: Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.

We read one of Washington Children’s Choice nominees, Sherman Alexie’s Thunder Boy, Jr. Students consider secondary names for themselves.


September 25-29

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

We relate details from Small Saul to the Bryant Way in how we take care of each other.


September 18-22

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Students apply ideas from Clark the Shark to how we take care of ourselves in the Bryant Library.

 

 

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