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. Interested readers may choose to participate in Bryant Summer Reading Bingo.


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

Partners find information using online encyclopedia.


May 30-June 2

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 2.1.1: Practice the safe, responsible sharing of information online.

We discuss internet safety and students go on a virtual field trip.


May 22-26

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.9: Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

We read Jonah Winter’s biography, Frida, comparing to this year’s Caldecott winner, Radiant Child.


May 15-19

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.9: Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

We read this year’s Caldecott winner, Radiant Child, in order to compare the life of Basquiat to artist Kahlo next week.


May 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.

We complete our work with infographics about weather to respond to questions.


May 1-5

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 view infographics about weather to respond to questions.


April 24-28

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Celebrating National Poetry Month, we read Fold Me a Poem. Ss make an origami dog.


April 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Writing Standard 1.1: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book.

Students write and draw a persuasive take on their favorite crayon.


April 3-7

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 The Day the Crayons Quit. This will also prep students for next session when we practice persuasive writing.

March 27-31

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. We then read the winner from 2009, Two Bobbies.


March 20-24

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

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee, Job Wanted. Students identify personality traits of the dog and find evidence in story for those traits.


March 13-17

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

We read I Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are, a Washington Children’s Choice nominee. Students use facts to support their opinions about our winged buddies.


March 6-10

Art docent lesson with Junior League paintings and sculptures.


February 27-March 3

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 our panoramic books to see if students can readily identify features of informational texts.


February 13-17

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

We read The Artist and Me. Students cite reasons why townspeople may have bullied artist Vincent van Gogh. We also discuss main idea of book.


February 6-10

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 Nina Laden’s When Pigasso Met Matisse to identify story’s message and evidence.


January 30-February 3

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 A New Year’s Reunion, to identify story’s message and evidence.  


January 23-27

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

We read My Brother Martin, asking questions before reading, to see if they are answered by end. 


January 17-20

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 2.3.2: Visit teacher-selected websites.

Partners continue practicing how to locate books by title and author using our online catalog.


January 9-13

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 2.3.2: Visit teacher-selected websites.

Students learn how to locate books by title and author using our online catalog.


January 3-6

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.4: Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres.

Students learn how to locate a book using our online catalog.


December 12-16

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


December 5-9

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.9: Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.

We read The Lonely Book, discuss how the library is organized, and then partners find books in a Fiction scavenger hunt.


November 28-December 2

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

Prior to reading Washington Children’s Choice nominee I’m Trying to Love Spiders, we discuss what students know and want to know about spiders. Post-reading, we review what this informational book taught us about our fun loving, eight-legged friends.


November 14-18

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 1.9: Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

We read Tuesday Tucks Me In, comparing to Mogie: The Heart of the House.


November 7-11

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

We read Mogie: The Heart of the House, to identify the “5 Ws and How.”


October 31-November 4

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.

We read Ben Clanton’s Vote for Me. Students pay particular attention to the words that characters use to influence their opinions.


October 24-28

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 1.7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee, Mummy Cat twice: once to understand story; twice to understand how the hieroglyphs affect the story.


October 17-21

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

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee Nerdy Birdy, tying its ideas around being included to the Bryant Way.


October 10-13

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

In discussing how we take care of the library, we pinpoint book care. We read What Happened to Marion’s Book? and students identify where Marion exercised poor judgment.


October 3-7

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

In preparation for our author visit with Mac Barnett, we read Chloe and the Lion. Students identify ways the author and illustrator “take care of each other” in the story.


September 26-30

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 Small Saul to how we take care of each other in the Bryant Library.