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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