December 17-21

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 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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