May 20-24

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking & Listening Standard 4.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

Table groups prep a phishing scenario skit and perform.


May 13-17

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.1.5: Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.

Table groups evaluate potential phishing examples and share insights with whole class.


May 6-10

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Students summatively assess their reading goals for the year. We talk about next steps.


April 29-May 3

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.3.3 c: Begin to recognize potential bias in websites.

Partners finish scrutinizing websites for veracity, reporting back to whole group.


April 22-26

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.3.3 c: Begin to recognize potential bias in websites.

Partners begin exploring websites for veracity.


April 15-19

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 4b: Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, student perform a reading of Mary Howitt’s “The Spider and the Fly.” Table groups then recite one poem of their choice.


April 1-5

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard Standard 4.1.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

To interest students in historical fiction, they perform a reader’s theater from the book A Single Shard.


March 25-31

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


March 18-22

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 4.9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

We read from Trickster and discuss folktale traits.


March 11-15

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 4.9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

We read from Longhouse Legends and discuss folktale traits.


March 4-8

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 4.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Students read excerpts of recent incidents, relating to Black Lives Matter.


February 25-March 1

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.3.6: Discuss theme of stories, using evidence to support opinions.

To provide historical context for our studies of Black Lives Matter, we read and discuss Ruth and the Green Book.


February 4-8

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 4b: Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

Students perform a Reader’s Theater from Freedom on the Menu.


January 28-February 1

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Students assess their progress on reading goals.


January 22-25

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 4.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

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: 21st Century Learning Standard 1.1.2.4: Identify and use appropriate sources to acquire background information.

Partners get acquainted with research tool Webpath Express.


December 17-21

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Students assess their progress on reading goals.


December 10-14

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

We ready ourselves for our upcoming visit with uber-cool author Kelly Milner Halls.


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! We also discuss our upcoming visit with uber-cool author Kelly Milner Halls.


November 24-30

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

Students discover new reads via Novelist, an online book finder.


November 13-16

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 3.3.5: Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community.

Students share favorite reads via “Rolling Recommendations.”


November 5-9

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students record reading goals on passports and discuss what meeting them “looks like.”


October 29-November 2

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students set their reading goals; Ms. Aliverti and classroom teacher will review.


October 22-26

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students review their reading interest surveys from last week and begin to consider an individualized reading goal.


October 15-19

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.4.1: Identify own areas of interest.

In preparation for setting a reading goal in the library, students consider their reading interests as they respond to a survey.


October 8-12

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 4.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Mimicking the Global Reading Challenge, we break students into two teams for Jeopardy reading game. Students interested in GRC may take a form home to families for consideration.


October 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 4.10: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

To glean a sense of the Global Reading Challenge, students listen to Jon Sciezka’s short story, “Under the Rug,” in preparation for a Jeopardy reading game next week.


September 24-28

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 4.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Partners collaborate in a Kahoots game on Bryant Library policies and procedures.


September 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 4.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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


September 10-14

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.11: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Welcome back! We reacquaint students with Bryant Library’s systems and procedures and share ideas for great reads.

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