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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