February 26-March 2

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

We read The Case for Loving. Students relate story to the idea of home.


February 12-16

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 2.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

We read Yep’s The Dragon Prince and determine the central message.


February 5-9

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Continuing our lesson from last week, students identify author’s purpose in Pink Blobfish.


January 29-February 2

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Students identify author’s purpose in short excerpts.


January 22-26

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

We read I am Martin Luther King, Jr. Students discuss traits of biographies and visit our biography section in library.


January 16-19

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.1.2.2: Request and choose materials related to personal interests.

Partners complete Dewey section scavenger hunt and share insights.


January 8-12

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.1.2.2: Request and choose materials related to personal interests.

Partners familiarize themselves with different areas of the library and identify one book of interest in each Dewey section.


January 2-5

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

We read selections from Mac Barnett in preparation for his author visit on January 11.


December 4-8

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

Using a die, students make “rolling recommendations” for reading.


November 28–December 1

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 2.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Students consider the themes of inclusion and acceptance after we read Nerdy BIrdy Tweets.


November 13-17

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

Partners use our Online Patron Access Catalog (OPAC) to find authors and titles.


November 6-10

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology 2.2.1: Develop skills to use technology effectively.

Partners complete Britannica School exercise from previous week.


October 30-November 3

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

We introduce students to Britannica School. Partners will take turns “driving” the program to find and record information.


October 23-27

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 2.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

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 2.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

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 2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of 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 2.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

We read Steig’s classic, Amos and Boris, to identify how characters overcome obstacles.


September 18-22

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 2.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

After reading The Pout Pout Fish Goes to School, students apply ideas of how they can take care of selves in Bryant Library.

 

 

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