May 20-24

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

Students practice the art of reading aloud with Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude.


May 13-17

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 3.1.6: Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

In our first lesson with digital citizenship, we discuss the ramifications of information sharing.


May 6-10

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 2. 1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Students discuss their thinking around photographs of children activists.


April 29-May 3

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 2. 2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

Students view and respond to photographs of children activists.


April 22-26

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.3.1: Express feelings about characters and events in a story.

Students consider questions as we read The Youngest Marcher.


April 15-19

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.2: Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.

Students vote for their favorite Washington Children’s Choice nominee.


April 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 2.9: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

Using a “Top Hat Organizer, ” we compare and contrast the true stories of Sergeant Reckless and Wonder Horse.


March 25-31

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


March 18-22

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 2.8: Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

Now that students have found books around different stacks in the library, we launch our 2nd Grade Reading Challenge!


March 11-15

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.2: Read, view, and listen to a variety of fiction and nonfiction for enjoyment and information.

Now that students have found books around different stacks in the library, we launch our 2nd Grade Reading Challenge!


March 4-8

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.2: Request and choose materials related to personal interests.

Partners complete explorations of the informational text stacks of our library, in preparation of a challenge we will introduce next week.


February 25-March 1

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.2: Request and choose materials related to personal interests

Beginning our 2nd Grade Reading Challenge, partners start exploring the informational text stacks of our library.


February 4-8

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.2: Request and choose materials related to personal interests

Beginning our 2nd Grade Reading Challenge, partners start exploring the informational text stacks of our library.


January 28-February 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.

In celebration of Chinese New Year, we read The Dragon Prince. Students practice inferring the story’s moral.


January 22-25

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.

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 4.1.1.3: Read, view, and listen to a variety of fiction and nonfiction for enjoyment and information.

We launch a challenge to second graders to read from every Dewey section!


December 17-21

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 Washington Children’s Choice nominee, Lost and Found Cat. Students identify the 5 Ws and how.


December 10-14

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 discuss 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 26-30

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Partners complete exercise from last week, using our online version of Encyclopedia Britannica.


November 13-16

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

Partners complete exercise from last week, using our online version of Encyclopedia Britannica.


November 5-9

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

Partners get acquainted with our online version of Encyclopedia Britannica.


October 29-November 2

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.2: Request and choose materials related to personal interests.

Partners practice finding books in our fiction section.


October 22-26

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.1.2a: Use interactive resources to practice skills, explore new concepts and describe patterns.

Partners practice finding specific authors and titles with our Online Patron Access Catalog.


October 15-19

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 2.1: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Continuing our exploration of the Bryant Way, we read William Steig’s Amos and Boris and discuss how we take care of each other in the library.


October 8-12

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 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 2.1a: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, 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.


September 24-28

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Partners engage in scavenger hunt to reacquaint themselves with library locations.


September 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 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 2 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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