May 20-24

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

Partners compare information in animal poems to that on Encyclopedia Britannica Online.


May 13-17

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

We begin a two-week exploration around gender. Students consider the impact of words and actions.


May 6-10

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

Partners continue practice, using our OPACs (Online Patron Access Catalogs) to find books by author and title.


April 29-May 3

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

Partners use our OPACs (Online Patron Access Catalogs) to find books by author and title.


April 22-26

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.4: Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we read Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton


April 15-19

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

Students vote for their favorite Washington Children’s Choice nominee.


April 1-5

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

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee, Sergeant Reckless. Students look for evidence in the text for the special bond between humans and animals.


March 25-31

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


March 18-22

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.

Revisiting our panoramic books, we see how student partners fare finding informational text features.


March 11-15

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.

Revisiting informational text features, we read What Makes a Monster. Partners point to specific examples.


March 4-8

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

We read Julius Lester’s Let’s Talk About Race. Students discuss the quotation, “Race is a story.”


February 25-March 1

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

Exploring biographies, we read When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates. Students discuss MLK’s traits in childhood that indicated what kind of adult he grew to be.


February 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.

We read the nonfiction text, What Makes a Monster?  Student partners identify informational text features.


January 28-February 1

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

In celebration of Chinese New Year, we read Lon Po Po and compare to the Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood.


January 22-25

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

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: 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 explore the information text features of two panoramic books.


December 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.5: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee, Lost and Found Cat and discuss aspects of narrative nonfiction.


December 10-14

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

We prepare for our visit with author Kelly Milner Halls by reading and discussing her book, Dinosaur Parade.


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 26-30

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 identify nonfiction text features.


November 13-16

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 and discuss community.


November 5-9

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 Nerdy Birdy and discuss inclusion and acceptance.


October 29-November 2

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

We read A Perfectly Messed Up Story and consider how it thematically relates to the Bryant Way in the library.


October 22-26

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

We read Small Saul and consider how it thematically relates to the Bryant Way in the library.


October 15-19

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 1.4a: Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

Aligning with classroom focus right now, we discuss choosing a “Just Right” book.


October 8-12

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

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee The Bad Seed by Jory John, relating it to the Bryant Way–specifically, how we take care of ourselves.


October 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 1.1a: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee Rules of the House by Mac Barnett and discuss why we have rules at Bryant.


September 24-28

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

To reacquaint students with library book locations, partners engage in a scavenger hunt.


September 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

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


September 10-14

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

We introduce the Washington Children’s Choice nominee Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar. Following our reading, we discuss how it relates to Bryant Library.

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