May 20, 2013 - Last day of library
Summer Reading - show book trailers in classroom
Spacehdz by Jon Sciezka
http://vimeo.com/15309368
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/moving-day-0
Main Street by Ann Martin
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/welcome-camden-falls
Slam Dunk by Sharon Robinson
http://boylit.com/blog1/2010/04/10/slam-dunk-by-sharon-robinson-book-trailer/
Tunnels by Gordon
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/tunnels
The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/homework-machine
Curse of the Campfire Weinies by Lubar
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/curse-campfire-weenies
Marley A Dog Like No Other by Jon Grogan
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/marley
Ghost Hunters by Cornelia Funke
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/ghosthunters-and-incredibly-revolting-ghost
The Maze of Bones
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/maze-bones
Used Book Sale

May 13, 2013 - Visualizing
Read Fireflies by Brinklow
http://readlearnteachlife.blogspot.com/2011/10/fireflies-visualization-wheel.html

Storywheel template is here http://reading.ecb.org/downloads/vis_lp_StoryWheel.pdf

May 6, 2013 - Questioning

Read Aloud - The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
http://learningtogive.org/teachers/literature_guides/TheOtherSide.asp

April 29, 2013 - checkout only - Destiny conversion

April 22, 2013
game - Library Train - Upstart Card Game - need to revise the rules and make sure all children are engaged throughout the game - put them in teams? Assign points? Put tables out to make the train. Kind of like the battle??
April 15, 2013 - Author Study - Jack Gantos
video
http://www.teachingbooks.net/author_collection.cgi?id=19

Read aloud from Joey Pigza Swallowed a Key by Jack Gantos


April 8, 2013

Organization/Sequence Read aloud - Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

1. Show book cover and ask students to predict events - what will book be about?
2. As you are reading the book - look at organization of the story. Does the beginning get your attention? What clues do you see about what is coming?
3. How do the details add to the story? Can you recall the details without looking at the pictures?
4. Do you see a pattern? Do the ants always have a reason to move on?
5. Does the end leave you and the ants in a good spot? What makes it good?


April 1, 2013
Easter Vacation

March 25, 2013
Large Group discussion - give kids paper - have them write down what they think they would like about each series - then kids from each group will speak - recognize kids who have completed series club - certificate and prize from box

March 18, 2013
Character Development
Say Something by Peggy Moss
Trouble Talk by Tracy Ludwig

March 11, 2013
Reminder about Series Club
Identify the Elements of Character
21st Century Literacies
- put on whiteboard - Character Graphic Organizer p. 118
Anticipatory Set - Think about the last time you saw a movie, tv show or a book you really liked. Who were your favorite characters? How can you describe them?
Pre-reading - Today we are really goin gto think about the characters - what they say, how they act, what they look like and how they respond to other characters -
Read Aloud - A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker.
Afterward - fill out graphic organizer on the white board.

March 4, 2013
Reminder about Series Cub
Identifying the Elements of Setting
Discuss setting - what it is - and how it affects what happens in a story
- setting may determine the mood for a story, it may a barrior to the character - e.g. survival, it may give the reader background about a time in history, it may represent a theme - it helps us to identify why a character does what he/she does

Read Aloud Steel Town by Jonah Winter
Discuss - how did the setting affect what happens in this story.

February 25, 2013
Dice discussion
Roll The DiceTake Turns
Read Aloud the Question matching the number on the dice:
Roll a 1 – Who was your favorite character? Why?
Roll a 2 – What was the most exciting part of one of your books? Why?
Roll a 3 – Do You think one of these stories could happen in real life? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 4 – Do you want to keep reading books in this series? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 5 – What have you enjoyed the most in the books you have read so far?
Roll a 6 – Which book would you recommend to a friend? Why?

February 18, 2013
Read aloud - Alpha Betti by Carlene Morton
- have students find books throughout the library - easy and fiction - have cards for them to find authors - look at Alpha Betti lesson plans in folder

February 11, 2013 Review Series Club
First chapters from
Stink - The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Meet Samantha
Ramona Quimby Age 8
Look Who's Playing First Base

February 11, 2013 - Introduce Series Club
Introduce series club - have children sign up for different series - have sign up sheets on table - show sample membership card
Stick to 8 different series:
A-Z Mysteries
American Girl
Jack Stalwart
Matt Christopher
Mouse and the Motorcycle
Ramona
Judy Moody/Stink
Encyclopedia Brown

Have the books out for students - read aloud chapters and have students talk about these series

February 4 and 7, 2013
Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Discuss organization of encyclopedia and have kids fill out worksheet on an animal in their volume.
Scholastic Look it Up! Great Activities for Learning How to Use Reference Books, p. 45+ go over layout of encyclopedia - discuss questions on p. 46
See HA worksheet in lesson files for this lesson - have kids bring pencils

January 28, 2013 - Book Fair

January 21, 2013 - Book Fair Video

January 14, 2013 - Read Aloud Books from Book Fair

January 7 and 10, 2013
Read Aloud - The Blizzard's Robe by Robert Sabuda
ask students to remember key incidents/details
Retell story
Read Aloud The Legend of the Lady Slipper by Lise Lunge-Larsen - ask kids to figure out what the central message is in the story
January 3, 2013
Character Development
Apologizing - Sorry by Tracy Ludwig - excellent for discussion - really grabbed kids attention - direct connections
Friendship - Our Friendship Rules - didn't have time for this with Goesch's class

December 17, 2012 - Christmas
Christmas day in the morning / by Pearl S. Buck ; illustrated by Mark Buehner.

December 10, 2012
Using An Index
Source: Library Sparks, January 2011 p. 42
http://www.highsmith.com/pdf/librarysparks/2011/lsp_jan11_ll_repros.pdf
1. Read aloud - Imogene's Last Stand - show kids where nonfiction books about history are located
Make copies of pages 2, 3, 4 of web resources - go over page one together - have kids work in pairs on other pages

December 3, 2012 - CZ
Dewey Decimal System
Read aloud for CZ - nonfiction Alex the Parrot by Stephanie Spinner

Have children find books using cards with Dewey numbers written on them

November 26, 2012
Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System
Read aloud - Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System by Sandy Donovan

November 12 and 15, 2012
1st - title only - Turkey Bowl by Phil Bildner
2nd - show cover - make more predictions
3rd read book
4th - review - Retell - were our predictions correct? - Note: this is a little short - add to discussion? Make sure to tell title without showing cover!!

November 5 and 8, 2012
Book Finding Skills
use popsicle sticks labeled with authors names to find books

October 29 and November 1, 2012
OPAC - see worksheet on file

October 22 and 25, 2012 - OPAC - see worksheet on File


October 15 and 18, 2012 - Parts of a Story/ Retelling
Objective - student will identify parts of a story - setting, characters, beginning, middle, end, plot/conflict
Read aloud and discuss - The Wump World by Bill Peet - Character vs. Nature

October 8, 2012 - Civil Rights
Discuss Civil Rights - general overview - read aloud Child of the Civil Rights Movement
Read Aloud for CZ -We March by Shane Evans - get feedback on what this means.


October 1 and 4, 2012 E-Library
Go to classroom and show kids e-library on smartboard - discuss password and returning books if not reading or when done reading
https://wbb28742.follettshelf.com/quest/servlet/presentquestform.do?site=28742

September 24/27, 2012 - Parts of a book continued
Continue to read aloud - Stinky Cheese Man By Jon Sciezka - discuss parts of the book as we are reading -


September 17 and 20, 2012 - Parts of a Book
Read Aloud - Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Sciezka - discuss parts of the book as we are reading - title page, table of contents, end papers, etc


September 10 and 14, 2012 Welcome Back, Routines, Poetry, Predictions
Talk about returning books, book care, fines etc - No More Homework! No More Tests! Kids' Favorite Funny School Poems Selected by Bruce Lansky (HA) Questioning - at beginning - ask kids what the book is about
For each poem read - read title, ask what poem may be about, at end - ask if they got their questions answered by the poem - get out white board

CCSS RL 3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of text

Summer Vacation!!!

May 23 and 25, 2012
Summer Reading - show book trailers in classroom
Spacehdz by Jon Sciezka
http://vimeo.com/15309368
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/moving-day-0
Main Street by Ann Martin
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/welcome-camden-falls
Slam Dunk by Sharon Robinson
http://boylit.com/blog1/2010/04/10/slam-dunk-by-sharon-robinson-book-trailer/
Tunnels by Gordon
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/tunnels
The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/homework-machine
Curse of the Campfire Weinies by Lubar
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/curse-campfire-weenies
Marley A Dog Like No Other by Jon Grogan
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/marley
Ghost Hunters by Cornelia Funke
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/ghosthunters-and-incredibly-revolting-ghost
The Maze of Bones
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/maze-bones
Used Book Sale

May 16 and 18, 2012
Author Study - David Macaulay - Teaching Books Video - How Things Work
in classroom on SmartBoard
http://www.teachingbooks.net/author_collection.cgi?id=32
Come back to library and read aloud - Angelo by David Macaulay (ILL)

May 9 and 10, 2012

Organization/Sequence Read aloud - Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

1. Show book cover and ask students to predict events - what will book be about?
2. As you are reading the book - look at organization of the story. Does the beginning get your attention? What clues do you see about what is coming?
3. How do the details add to the story? Can you recall the details without looking at the pictures?
4. Do you see a pattern? Do the ants always have a reason to move on?
5. Does the end leave you and the ants in a good spot? What makes it good?
May 2 and 4, 2012
Mid year - game - Library Train - Upstart Card Game - need to revise the rules and make sure all children are engaged throughout the game - put them in teams? Assign points? Put tables out to make the train. Kind of like the battle??

April 25 and 27, 2012
Biography - You are What You Eat
KW dress up as chef and make a snack (like a TV cooking show) - talk about the componets of a person's life
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Source: Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3 by Judy Freeman p. 92

This week we are going to sink our teeth into biographies. (Lift up boxes from under table cloth (need more table cloths) to cover) Today we are going to prove that old saying “You are what you eat” I need 10 volunteers to come up and unpack our ten special ingredients.- Each child comes up and chooses one ingredient (close bag) from the box and reads the label aloud to the class (Line them up in chronological order)
1. Yellow raisins – Birth date and place- “We come out wrinkled and see the sun.”
2. Corn chips – Family Members – Family members are “chips off the old block” or Peanuts – “some family members can be a bit nutty”
3. Goldfish Crackers – Childhood and school life – Fish gather in schools too!
4. Bugles – Hobbies, interests, activities – Sometimes we like to blow our own horn
5. Pretzels – Anecdotes - All people have interesting stories in their lives with twists and turns, ups and downs, just like pretzels
6. Chocolate chips – Career – When a person makes a lot of money or has good fortune, some people say he or she is “in the chips”
7. Cheerios – Reason for fame – We cheer a famous person’s successes
8. M&M’s – Later Life/Old Age – M and M stands for more mature
9. Black Raisins – Death – We become shriveled and the lights go out
10. Sunflower seeds – Photos and likenesses – good biographies let us see how the person looked or looks – sunflowers remind me of a happy, smiling face
If kids ask about eating – say – Hmm – we’ll have to think about that….Talk about ways a biography can be put together Chronological – starting with birth and ending with death.Others leave out key ingredients that may not be important or unknown. Some biographies leave out certain ingredients – e.g. focus on the person’s young life, only when a person was president, etc. or a person might still be alive – so no raisins!
Some authors might tell the story in a different way – starting at the end and then jumping to the beginning – in a flash back

Now – I need a volunteer to help mix the ingredients Thank you very much. Is anybody hungry? You can come and get some after you check out your books. Scoop out ½ cup portions into cups.

Print the "recipe" on a colored sheet of paper and give it to them. Then the kids could hold on to it for their projects.

April 18 and 20, 2012
Large Group discussion - give kids paper - have them write down what they think they would like about each series - then kids from each group will speak - recognize kids who have completed series club - certificate and prize from box

April 11 and 13, 2012
Easter Vacation

April 4 and 6, 2012 - Character Development
Apologizing - Sorry by Tracy Ludwig - excellent for discussion - really grabbed kids attention - direct connections
Friendship - Our Friendship Rules - didn't have time for this with Goesch's class

March 28 and 30, 2012
Series Club Discussion
Dice discussion
Roll The DiceTake Turns
Read Aloud the Question matching the number on the dice:
Roll a 1 – Who was your favorite character? Why?
Roll a 2 – What was the most exciting part of one of your books? Why?
Roll a 3 – Do You think one of these stories could happen in real life? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 4 – Do you want to keep reading books in this series? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 5 – What have you enjoyed the most in the books you have read so far?
Roll a 6 – Which book would you recommend to a friend? Why?

March 21 and 23, 2012
Reminder about Series Club
Identify the Elements of Character
21st Century Literacies
- put on whiteboard - Character Graphic Organizer p. 118
Anticipatory Set - Think about the last time you saw a movie, tv show or a book you really liked. Who were your favorite characters? How can you describe them?
Pre-reading - Today we are really goin gto think about the characters - what they say, how they act, what they look like and how they respond to other characters -
Read Aloud - A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker.
Afterward - fill out graphic organizer on the white board.

March 14 and March 16, 2012
Reminder about Series Cub
Identifying the Elements of Setting
Discuss setting - what it is - and how it affects what happens in a story
- setting may determine the mood for a story, it may a barrior to the character - e.g. survival, it may give the reader background about a time in history, it may represent a theme - it helps us to identify why a character does what he/she does

Read Aloud Steel Town by Jonah Winter
Discuss - how did the setting affect what happens in this story.

March 7 and 9, 2012
Introduce series club - have children sign up for different series - have sign up sheets on table - show sample membership card
Stick to 8 different series:
A-Z Mysteries
American Girl
Jack Stalwart
Matt Christopher
Mouse and the Motorcycle
Ramona
Judy Moody/Stink
Encyclopedia Brown

Have the books out for students - read aloud chapters and have students talk about these series


February 29 and March 2, 2012
Review Dewey Decimal System
Read Aloud - What Marion Taught Willis by Brook Berg
Review - how to find books - hand out last page of library lessons on this subject and then discuss

Feb 22 and 23, 2012
OPAC - see worksheet on file

Feb 15 and 17, 2012
OPAC - see worksheet on file

Feb 8 and 10, 2012
Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Discuss organization of encyclopedia and have kids fill out worksheet on an animal in their volume.
Scholastic Look it Up! Great Activities for Learning How to Use Reference Books, p. 45+ go over layout of encyclopedia - discuss questions on p. 46
See HA worksheet in lesson files for this lesson - have kids bring pencils

February 1 and 3, 2012
Book Fair

January 25 and 27, 2012
Book Fair Video

January 18 and 20, 2012
Read aloud and book talk books from book fair

January 11 and 13, 2012 - Using An Index
Source: Library Sparks, January 2011 p. 42
http://www.highsmith.com/pdf/librarysparks/2011/lsp_jan11_ll_repros.pdf
1. Read aloud - Imogene's Last Stand - show kids where nonfiction books about history are located
Make copies of pages 2, 3, 4 of web resources - go over page one together - have kids work in pairs on other pages

January 6, 2012 - Mistakes
Cover title on book -
Read Aloud The Day Roy Riegels Ran the Wrong Way by Dan Gutman
- show other books related - Bright Path by Don Brown, Home Run by Robert Burleigh, Casey at the Bat by Gutman, Lives of the Athletes by Krull - and other Gutman titles
Discuss how we deal with life's mistakes

December 24 - January 4 - no school Christmas vacation

December 21 and 23, 2011 Christmas
Nyman - read aloud misc books for CZ
Goesh - did not come to library

December 14 and 15, 2011 - Read Aloud For CZ
Read aloud - Worst of Friends for CZ -

December 7 and 9, 2011 - Dewey Decimal System
Read aloud for CZ - Friends: True Stores of Extraordinary Animal Friendships - by Thimmesh to Nyman, Queen of the Falls by Van Allsburg to Goesch

Have children find books using cards with Dewey numbers written on them

November 30 and December 2, 2011
Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System
Read aloud - Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System by Sandy Donovan

November 23 and 25, 2011 - No School - Thanksgiving

November 16 and 18, 2011 - Making Predictions

1st - title only - Turkey Bowl by Phil Bildner
2nd - show cover - make more predictions
3rd read book
4th - review - were our predictions correct? - Note: this is a little short - add to discussion? Make sure to tell title without showing cover!!



November 9 and 10, 2011
Book Finding Skills
use popsicle sticks labeled with authors names to find books


November 2 and 3, 2011
NExt year - use 21st Century Library Skills p. 110
Using Nonfiction Book Elements to Locate Information
From Developing 21st Century Literacies p. 110
Show students a big book with a table of contents. Use In the Next Three Seconds by Rowland Morgan as example. Demonstrate how to use the table of contents - read it aloud - show how to use table of contents.

Discuss together the worksheets on p. 9 and 10 of Complete Library Skills - Grade 3 and p. 75 from 5th grade Complete Library Skills- have students bring pencils to the library. Have them complete the worksheet on the table of contents by themselves, have them complete the index page as a group. Double sided copy.

October 26 and 27, 2011 Read Aloud for CZ

Nyman Read aloud for CZ - Migrant by Maxine Trottier,and Emma Dilemma by Kristine George
Goesch - Read aloud for CZ - Migrant by Maxine Trottier
Migrants- Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora - see discussion questions online - did not read this - they read it in small groups in 2nd grade - instead read for CZ - Balto By Meghan McDonald
http://www.hfrp.org/family-involvement/projects/family-involvement-storybook-project/storybook-corner/the-reference-desk/teacher-guide-for-tomas-and-the-library-lady

October 19 and 20, 2011 -
Review parts of a book - Karl and Carolina Uncover the Parts of a Book
Sit on floor reviewing parts of a book - open the book as Karl and Carolina find different parts of the book - use the index, glossary - each person looks at his/her own state book

October 12 and 14, 2011
Continue to read aloud - Stinky Cheese Man By Jon Sciezka - discuss parts of the book as we are reading
October 6 and 7, 2011
Parts of A Book Read Aloud - Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Sciezka - discuss parts of the book as we are reading - title page, table of contents, end papers, etc

September 29 and 30, 2011
Mrs. Nyman's Class - In anticipation of the Feast of St. Francis - October 4
Read Aloud - Francis, Poor Man of Assisi by Tomie De Paola
Read Aloud for CZ - Brother Sun, Sister Moon St. Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures by Katherine Paterson - excellent book - but not for reading aloud

Miss Goesch's Class - Parts of a Story
Objective - student will identify parts of a story - setting, characters, beginning, middle, end, plot/conflict
Read aloud and discuss - The Wump World by Bill Peet - Character vs. Nature

September 22 and 23, 2011 - Caring for Our Earth Around the World
Read Aloud - Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeannette Winter - nonfiction
Read Aloud for Cz - The Mangrove Tree - by Susan Roth

September 15 and 16, 2011
Welcome Back to School - go over rules and routines
No More Homework! No More Tests! Kids' Favorite Funny School Poems Selected by Bruce Lansky (HA) Questioning - at beginning - ask kids what the book is about
Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus by Michael Austin
- discuss advice passed down from older siblings and friends

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May 23 and 27, 2011
Summer Reading - Video book talks in classroom on smart boards
http://vimeo.com/15309368 - Spaceheadz by Jon Sciezka
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1640149541&bcpid=1640149541&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAFv844g~,BASb5BU03X-iSxP2xnUo82nI3lwCMiDm&bclid=1557820329&bctid=1733163068 Allie Finkle
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1640149541&bcpid=1640149541&bclid=1557820329&bctid=14259131001 Cyberia
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1640149541&bcpid=1640149541&bclid=1557820328&bctid=1884170298 Gully's Travels
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1640149541&bcpid=1640149541&bclid=1557820328&bctid=1751349526 - Julian Rodriquez
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1640149541&bcpid=1640149541&bclid=1557820329&bctid=14269104001 - Violet Raines

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1640149541&bcpid=1640149541&bclid=1557820329&bctid=14253220001__
How to Steal a Dog

Book Talk great reads for summer
Recreate summer reading log from Library Sparks Library Lessons - and create a summer reading list on the back for suggestions
Used Book Sale

May 16 and 18, 2011 - Author Study continued
Reader's Theater p. 78 Multi-Grade Reader's Theater - From Cartoons to Books - biography

May 9 and 12, 2011 - Author Study - Bill Peet

Read aloud - Chester the Worldy Pig

May 2 and 5, 2011 - KW dress up as chef and make a snack (like a TV cooking show) - talk about the componets of a person's life
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Source: Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3 by Judy Freeman p. 92

This week we are going to sink our teeth into biographies. (Lift up boxes from under table cloth (need more table cloths) to cover) Today we are going to prove that old saying “You are what you eat” I need 10 volunteers to come up and unpack our ten special ingredients.- Each child comes up and chooses one ingredient (close bag) from the box and reads the label aloud to the class (Line them up in chronological order)
1. Yellow raisins – Birth date and place- “We come out wrinkled and see the sun.”
2. Corn chips – Family Members – Family members are “chips off the old block” or Peanuts – “some family members can be a bit nutty”
3. Goldfish Crackers – Childhood and school life – Fish gather in schools too!
4. Bugles – Hobbies, interests, activities – Sometimes we like to blow our own horn
5. Pretzels – Anecdotes - All people have interesting stories in their lives with twists and turns, ups and downs, just like pretzels
6. Chocolate chips – Career – When a person makes a lot of money or has good fortune, some people say he or she is “in the chips”
7. Cheerios – Reason for fame – We cheer a famous person’s successes
8. M&M’s – Later Life/Old Age – M and M stands for more mature
9. Black Raisins – Death – We become shriveled and the lights go out
10. Sunflower seeds – Photos and likenesses – good biographies let us see how the person looked or looks – sunflowers remind me of a happy, smiling face
If kids ask about eating – say – Hmm – we’ll have to think about that….Talk about ways a biography can be put together Chronological – starting with birth and ending with death.Others leave out key ingredients that may not be important or unknown. Some biographies leave out certain ingredients – e.g. focus on the person’s young life, only when a person was president, etc. or a person might still be alive – so no raisins!
Some authors might tell the story in a different way – starting at the end and then jumping to the beginning – in a flash back

Now – I need a volunteer to help mix the ingredients Thank you very much. Is anybody hungry? You can come and get some after you check out your books. Scoop out ½ cup portions into cups.

Print the "recipe" on a colored sheet of paper and give it to them. Then the kids could hold on to it for their projects.

April 25 - Easter Vacation

April 18, 21 2011 - Series club Discussion

Large Group discussion - give kids paper - have them write down what they think they would like about each series - then kids from each group will speak

April 11, 14 Friendship

Read Aloud - Our Friendship Rules by Peggy Moss
http://saysomethingnow.com/justforkids.php

April 4, 7, 2011 - Apologizing

Sorry by Trudy Ludwig - discussion questions in the back

March 28, 31, 2011 - Dice discussion
Roll The DiceTake Turns
Read Aloud the Question matching the number on the dice:
Roll a 1 – Who was your favorite character? Why?
Roll a 2 – What was the most exciting part of one of your books? Why?
Roll a 3 – Do You think one of these stories could happen in real life? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 4 – Do you want to keep reading books in this series? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 5 – What have you enjoyed the most in the books you have read so far?
Roll a 6 – Which book would you recommend to a friend? Why?

March 21, 24, 2011 - Series club - read aloud from some of series books

First chapters from
Stink - The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Meet Samantha
Ramona Quimby Age 8
Look Who's Playing First Base

March 14 and 16, 2011 - did not do this year - do next year!

Source: Library Sparks January 2011 p.42
Subject - Quotations

1. Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming
2. Quotation cards from library sparks - run off on card stock http://www.highsmith.com/pdf/librarysparks/2011/lsp_jan11_ll_repros.pdf
3. Other history picture books and biographies of the people

March 14 1nd 16, 2011 - History - Using an Index
Source: Library Sparks, January 2011 p. 42
http://www.highsmith.com/pdf/librarysparks/2011/lsp_jan11_ll_repros.pdf
1. Read aloud - Imogene's Last Stand - show kids where nonfiction books about history are located

Make copies of pages 2, 3, 4 of web resources - go over page one together - have kids work in pairs on other pages

March 7 and 9, 2011 - Series Club
Introduce series club - have children sign up for different series - have sign up sheets on table - show sample membership card
Stick to 8 different series:
A-Z Mysteries
American Girl
Jack Stalwart
Matt Christopher
Mouse and the Motorcycle
Ramona
Judy Moody/Stink
Encyclopedia Brown

Have the books out for students - read aloud chapters and have students talk about these series

February 28 and March 3, 2011 -

Walk -Read aloud - Alpha Betti by Carlene Morton
- have students find books throughout the library - easy and fiction - have cards for them to find authors
Nyman - in tech lab OPAC
February 21 and 22, 2011
In tech lab - OPAC

February 15 and 17, 2011
Walk - In tech lab - OPAC
Nyman - Read aloud - Alphabetti by Carlene Mornton -
February 7 and 10, 2011
Introduction to Dewey Decimal System
Read Aloud - What Marion Taught Willis by Brook Berg
Review - how to find books - hand out last page of library lessons on this subject and then discuss
January 31, February 2, 2011
Book Fair

January 24/26, 2011

Book fair video

January 17/19, 2011

read aloud preview books from book fair
book fair preview books
- show new Magic Tree House - Crazy Day with Cobras, \
- Sugar Plum Ballerinas
- read descriptions from flyer

January 10/12, 2011 - Encyclopedia/Atlas
Walk - do Atlas - didn't have the right materials
Nyman - and Walk at 1:45- Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Discuss organization of encyclopedia and have kids fill out worksheet on an animal in their volume.
Scholastic Look it Up! Great Activities for Learning How to Use Reference Books, p. 45+ go over layout of encyclopedia - discuss questions on p. 46
See HA worksheet in lesson files for this lesson - have kids bring pencils

January 3/5, 2011

Give all students an atlas - have some share (borrow from Pelzer) have kids open up atlas to become familiar with it - 2-3 silent minutes with atlas. Adapted worksheet From Great Activities for Learning How to Use Reference Books by Plummer - see lesson files

December 20/22, 2010 - Christmas

Read aloud - The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell - This story has too high of vocab for the kids - they got lost - choose another book - go back to Clown of God by Tomie De Paola

December 13/15, 2010 - Dewey Decimal System

Enlarge Grand Daddy Dewey - color and laminate - attach to paint stirrer
- Play Where Is Grand Daddy Dewey Game as a whole class

December 6/8 2010 - Dewey Decimal System

Students bring pencils
Read Aloud - The Shelf Elf Helps Out by Jackie Hopkins
Activity - have students take shelf marker and explore dewey neighborhoods - when they find a book of interest - fill in the information on the bookmark Option - check it out or not - make sure keep the stacks very neat and explore different neighborhoods - don't all gather in one place.

November 29/December 1, 2010 - Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System

Read aloud - Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System by Sandy Donovan

November 17 and 22, 2010 - Biography


Read aloud and discuss Lost Boy - biography of James Barrie - class just saw Peter Pan and Wendy at First Stage - make connections to the play

November 8/10, 2010 Organization/Sequence Read aloud - Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

1. Show book cover and ask students to predict events - what will book be about?
2. As you are reading the book - look at organization of the story. Does the beginning get your attention? What clues do you see about what is coming?
3. How do the details add to the story? Can you recall the details without looking at the pictures?
4. Do you see a pattern? Do the ants always have a reason to move on?
5. Does the end leave you and the ants in a good spot? What makes it good?

November 8/10, 2010 Book Finding Skills

use popsicle sticks labeled with authors names to find books

October 25/27, 2010 Assessing - Using the Table of Contents and Index

Show students a big book with a table of contents. Use In the Next Three Seconds by Rowland Morgan as example. Demonstrate how to use the table of contents - read it aloud - show how to use table of contents.

Discuss together the worksheets on p. 9 and 10 of Complete Library Skills - Grade 3 and p. 75 from 5th grade Complete Library Skills- have students bring pencils to the library. Have them complete the worksheet on the table of contents by themselves, have them complete the index page as a group. Double sided copy.

October 18/20, 2010 - Review Parts of a Book

Sit on floor reviewing parts of a book - use the index, glossary - each person looks at his/her own state book

October 11/13 2010 - Parts of a Story

Objective - student will identify parts of a story - setting, characters, beginning, middle, end, plot/conflict
Read aloud and discuss - The Wump World by Bill Peet - Character vs. Nature

October 4/6, 2010 - Parts of a Story

Source: http://hcps2.hanover.k12.va.us/instruction/media/Third%20combined%20062003.doc

Objective: The student will identify the parts of a story:
- setting
- characters
- beginning
- middle
- end
- plot/problem to be solved

Read Aloud: The Ugly Duckling illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - example of character vs character plot conflict http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson803/803BookList.pdf


September 27/29, 2010 - Parts of a book continued

Continue to read aloud - Stinky Cheese Man By Jon Sciezka - discuss parts of the book as we are reading -

September 20/22, 2010 - Parts of A Book

Read Aloud - Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Sciezka - discuss parts of the book as we are reading - title page, table of contents, end papers, etc

September 13 and 15, 2010 Routines Poetry, Predictions

Practice Routines
Talk about returning books, book care, fines etc - No More Homework! No More Tests! Kids' Favorite Funny School Poems Selected by Bruce Lansky (HA) Questioning - at beginning - ask kids what the book is about
Poems - Recess p. 20, Too Busy p. 51, Why My Homework is Late p. 54
For each poem read - read title, ask what poem may be about, at end - ask if they got their questions answered by the poem - get out white board

May 24 and 27, 2010

Alpha Betti Continued Centers - last day - book sale - not a good activity for end of year. Move this to the beginning of the year!

May 17 and 20, 2010

Alpha Betti

Read aloud story

Start Centers - see study guide - scanned in lesson files

Divide kids in groups of 7

May 10 and 13, 2010

Series Club Discussion
Large Group discussion - give kids paper - have them write down what they think they would like about each series - then kids from each group will speak

May 3 and 6, 2010

KW dress up as chef and make a snack (like a TV cooking show) - talk about the components of a person's life - using snack foods - e.g. childhood - goldfish crackers - because fish swim in schools etc. - Check lesson files (5th grade) for details on what each food represents and ingredient labels.

April 26 and 28, 2010

Give kids each a person to look up in the encyclopedia and write down facts about that person - we did this with animals earlier this year - now they can try with people

April 19 and 22, 2010

Read aloud a biography - talk about what one is etc. - How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer

April 12 and 15, 2010


Third Grade Series Club
Discussion Questions
Roll The Dice

Take Turns
Read Aloud the Question matching the number on the dice:
Roll a 1 – Who was your favorite character? Why?
Roll a 2 – What was the most exciting part of one of your books? Why?
Roll a 3 – Do You think one of these stories could happen in real life? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 4 – Do you want to keep reading books in this series? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 5 – What have you enjoyed the most in the books you have read so far?
Roll a 6 – Which book would you recommend to a friend? Why?

April 5 and 8, 2010 - Easter Vacation


March 29 and April 1, 2010 - Series Club


Discuss other options for series club - read aloud from a variety - stress - everyone should try - read something you've never read before - try something new!
- Read aloud from - The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Start reading Chapter 2
- Read aloud from - The Bald Bandit - - start reading Chapter 1

March 22 and 25, 2010 - Series Club


Introduce series club - discuss series available - 3 choices within in each reading level -
Read from different series

March 15 and 18, 2010 - Mixed Week


Walk's class - finished up OPAC in tech lab
Nyman's class - BullyingSay Something by Peggy Moss - use discussion questions online - http://www.tilburyhouse.com/Children%27s%20Frames/child_say_something.html

March 8 and 11 ,2010 - Introduction to Dewey Decimal System


Read Aloud - What Marion Taught Willis by Brook Berg
Review - how to find books - hand out last page of library lessons on this subject and then discuss

March 1 and 4, 2010 - OPAC

Note: Walk did not come to library
Note: need to move class to different time slot to get into tech lab!
Using the OPAC - Athena

Continue from last week - author and title search

February 22 and 25, 2010 - OPAC


NOTE: Need to move class to different time slot to get into tech lab!!
Using the OPAC - Athena

Use Lesson File worksheet on Author and Title search

February 15 and 18, 2010 - Almanac


AlmanacTalk to Margot - and borrow a bunch of almancs from the public library
Discussion – what is an almanac – it is a book that groups information about interesting facts together – often the information is based on the calendar – comparing facts from year to year. Have kids look through the books silently together. Raise your hand if you find an interesting fact – stand up and share it with the group.

February 8 and 11, 2010 - Encyclopedia



Discuss organization of encyclopedia and have kids fill out worksheet on an animal in their volume.
Scholastic Look it Up! Great Activities for Learning How to Use Reference Books, p. 45+ go over layout of encyclopedia - discuss questions on p. 46
See HA worksheet in lesson files for this lesson - have kids bring pencils.

February 1 and 4, 2010 - Book Fair


January 25 and 28 - Book fair video


January 18 and 21 - Atlas Continued

Show kids preview books from book fair - read aloud

January 11 and 14 - Atlas

Give all students an atlas - have some share (borrow from Pelzer) have kids open up atlas to become familiar with it - 2-3 silent minutes with atlas. Adapted worksheet From Great Activities for Learning How to Use Reference Books by Plummer - see lesson files

January 4 and 7, 2010 - Organization/Sequence

Read aloud - Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg
1. Show book cover and ask students to predict events - what will book be about?
2. As you are reading the book - look at organization of the story. Does the beginning get your attention? What clues do you see about what is coming?
3. How do the details add to the story? Can you recall the details without looking at the pictures?
4. Do you see a pattern? Do the ants always have a reason to move on?
5. Does the end leave you and the ants in a good spot? What makes it good?

December 21, 2009 - Fluency - Oral Presentations


Note- try to get both classes to come on Monday
Reader's Theater Performance - go through twice if we can - Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 14 and 17, 2009 - Fluency and Christmas

Source: Multi-Grade Reader's Theater p. 73
Read aloud - Twas the Night Before Christmas - get a neat cut out book from public library? and assign parts for reader's theater - try to find out what kids won't be here next week and put them in groups rather than individual parts - need to find out reading levels to assign parts

December 7 and 10, 2009 - Dewey Decimal System

Enlarge Grand Daddy Dewey - color and laminate - attach to paint stirrer
- Play Where Is Grand Daddy Dewey Game as a whole class

November 30 and Dec 3, 2009 - Dewey Decimal System

Brief introduction to Dewey Decimal system
Read Aloud - The Shelf Elf Helps Out by Jackie Hopkins
Activity - have students take shelf marker and explore dewey neighborhoods - when they find a book of interest - fill in the information on the bookmark Option - check it out or not - make sure keep the stacks very neat and explore different neighborhoods - don't all gather in one place.

November 19 and 23, 2009 - Making Predictions


1st - title only - Turkey Bowl by Phil Bildner
2nd - show cover - make more predictions
3rd read book
4th - review - were our predictions correct? - Note: this is a little short - add to discussion? Make sure to tell title without showing cover!!

November 9 and 12, 2009 - Book Finding Skills


Used labeled "popsicle sticks" to find fiction books by author's last name

November 2 and 5, 2009 - Using the Table of Contents and Index


Show students a big book with a table of contents. Use In the Next Three Seconds by Rowland Morgan as example. Demonstrate how to use the table of contents - read it aloud - show how to use table of contents.

Discuss together the worksheets on p. 9 and 10 of Complete Library Skills - Grade 3 - xerox just the Table of Contents sections, not the questions and have kids look at it - answer questions as a group. Also xerox the index examples out of Complete Library Skills - Grade 5 - and answer as a group. Note: this was very timely - just had a test on this this week - next year - double check with teachers when to reinforce!

October 26 and 29, 2009 - Halloween

Read aloud - The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg

October 19, 22, 2009 - Parts of a Story


Objective - student will identify parts of a story - setting, characters, beginning, middle, end, plot/conflict
Read aloud and discuss - The Wump World by Bill Peet - Character vs. Nature

October 12, 14 2009 - Parts of a Story

Source: http://hcps2.hanover.k12.va.us/instruction/media/Third%20combined%20062003.doc

Objective: The student will identify the parts of a story:
- setting
- characters
- beginning
- middle
- end
- plot/problem to be solved

Read Aloud: The Ugly Duckling illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - example of character vs character plot conflict http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson803/803BookList.pdf

October 5, 7 2009 - Follow Up on Parts of a book


Source: http://hcps2.hanover.k12.va.us/instruction/media/Third%20combined%20062003.doc

Set Up - each child should have an age appropriate book with table of contents, glossary, index and a copy of the worksheet from Hanover schools -

Have kids find parts of a book in their own individual books - discuss definitions and make sure everyone finds what is asked for. Then have kids fill out worksheet. Note - next year - have everything ready at tables and students in chairs - do not try to do this sitting on the floor!


September 28 and October 1, 2009 - Parts of a Book Continued

Finish up reading Stinky Cheese man and discussing parts of a book

September 21 and 24, 2009 - Parts of a Book

Read Aloud - Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Sciezka - discuss parts of the book as we are reading - title page, table of contents, end papers, etc.

September 14 and 24, 2010 - Poetry, Predictions

Talk about returning books, book care, fines etc - No More Homework! No More Tests! Kids' Favorite Funny School Pems Selected by Bruce Lansky (HA) Questioning - at beginning - ask kids what the book is about
For each poem read - read title, ask what poem may be about, at end - ask if they got their questions answered by the poem - get out white board

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May 26, 2009 - Story Element Map

Used library book sale instead of checkout

My Brother's Flying Machine - Reader's Theater

May 18 and 20, 2009 - Goal Structure Map

Tie to biography assignment -
Toni Buzzeo's Read Perform Learn! - p. 122 - Reader's Theater Prep
Read Aloud - My Brother's Flying Machine by Jane Yolen

May 11 and 13, 2009 - Reading Strategies - KWL Chart

Teaching Reading Strategies in the School Library p. 34-37
On white board - create KWL Chart - like example on p. 36
Discuss K and W before reading
Read Chickens May Not Cross the Road and Other Crazy (But True) Laws by Kathi Lenz
Fill in L part of chart

May 4 and 6, 2009 - Reading Strategies - Linear and Circular Sequence


Teaching Reading Strategies in the School Library p. 41-47
Create flow chart on white board
Read aloud - Henry Builds a Cabin by D.B. Johnson - and recall linear sequence
Read Aloud - This is a Sunflower by Schaefer - recall circular sequence - draw on white board arrows in circle

April 27 and 29 2009 - Reading Strategies - Character Chart

Teaching Reading Strategies int he School Library p. 25-31
Xerox p. 27-28 for Character Chart
Discuss what character attributes are - including type of descriptive language required - brainstorm a common character such as a princess before completing the chart
Show front cover of book - indicate what type of character is included in plot - have kids generate list of character attributes based on cover and prior knowledge
Read book - then put plus or minus in column - did they really have that attribute
Read Aloud - New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne,

April 20 and 22, 2009


- AlmanacTalk to Margot - and borrow a bunch of almancs from the public library
Discussion – what is an almanac – it is a book that groups information about interesting facts together – often the information is based on the calendar – comparing facts from year to year. Have kids look through the books silently together. Raise your hand if you find an interesting fact – stand up and share it with the group.

Week of April 13 and 15, 2009


Easter Vacation

April 6 and 8 - Encyclopedia

Discuss organization of encyclopedia and have kids fill out worksheet on an animal in their volume.
Scholastic Look it Up! Great Activities for Learning How to Use Reference Books, p. 45+ go over layout of encyclopedia - discuss questions on p. 46
See HA worksheet in lesson files for this lesson - have kids bring pencils.

March 30 and April 1, 2009 - Atlas Continued

Group discussion - what information is found in Atlas - how do we find it?
Have kids finish worksheets started last week

March 23 and 25, 2009 - Atlas

Give all students an atlas - have some share (borrow from Pelzer) have kids open up atlas to become familiar with it - 2-3 silent minutes with atlas. Adapted worksheet From Great Activities for Learning How to Use Reference Books by Plummer - see lesson files

March 17 and 18, 2009

Note: need to move class to different time slot to get into tech lab!
Using the OPAC - Athena

Continue from last week - author and title search

March 10 and 11 2009

NOTE: Need to move class to different time slot to get into tech lab!!
Using the OPAC - Athena

Use Lesson File worksheet on Author and Title search

March 2 and 4, 2009

Postpone OPAC - read aloud Historical Fiction
Owney The Mail Pocu Pooch by Mona Kerby

February 23 and 25, 2009 - Bullying

Say Something by Peggy Moss - use discussion questions online - http://www.tilburyhouse.com/Children%27s%20Frames/child_say_something.html

February 16 and 18, 2009 - Black History Month

Look at cover - make predictions about the story - talk about Black History Month
Record predictions on white board
Read Aloud - Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

February 9 and 12, 2009 - Reading Strategy

Reading Strategy - Prediction Word Bank
Create Prediction Word Bank on Large White board - xerox and laminate p. 13-15 to stick on - then xerox and laminate words from p. 20-21

Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier
1. Introduce story by showing front cover artowrk
2. We are going to examine some of the vocabulary from inside the book to make predictions
3. You need to decide if the vocab word gives infor about characters, setting or plot
4. Volunteers attach words to word bank with tape
Discuss any unfamiliar words
5. Then fill in student answers to I think this story will be about on white board
Source: Teaching Reading Strategies in the School Library by Christine Walker p. 19

February 4, 2009


Walk's class - not here - no school on Monday
Nyman's class - book review response - Our Friendship Rules by Peggy Moss
show kids unbound book
Use ideas from publisher website. Have kids write on index cards - their own Friendship rules - need to be very specific - discuss what specific means - e.g. don't make a puppet out of a friend's shirt. http://www.tilburyhouse.com/Children%27s%20Frames/child_friendship_rules.html


January 26 and 29, 2009


Book Fair

January 19 and 22, 2009


Book Fair Video - did not show - not here - book talked adverstised titles

January 12 and 15, 2009 - Literature Discussion

Large Group discussion - give kids paper - have them write down what they think they would like about each series - then kids from each group will speak

January 5 and 8, 2009 - Genres

Folklore, Fairy Tale, Fantasy
Discuss characteristics of fantasy, folktale, and fairy tale genres. Sit in the 398.2 section with a big sign. Describe the differences between the genres. Show the books and have the kids show thumbs up for Fairy Tale, Thumbs down for Folk Tale and Thumbs sidewasy for fantasy
Stretchy Library Lessons Library Skills p. 20

December 20-January 4, 2009


No School - Christmas Vacation


December 15 and 16 - Subject Themed Storytime
Christmas
The Clown of God by Tomie DePaola - make connections from what we've learned in religion - note: don't read in 2009 - because accidentally read this also to 2nd grade in 2008 - find a different Christmas story


December 7 and 8 - Dewey Decimal System

The Spine Game p. 39 - Funbrarian - kind of revised - 1st had kids line up in dewey number - then had kids find books - lining up was crazy and difficult

1. Review Dewey Decimal System - this is how we organize books in non-fiction - similar books are kept together in numeric order
2. Give each student a piece of paper (already laminated) have them go to where that book would be on the shelf and put the piece of paper where the book would be on the shelf. Wait quietly until I can check your work
3. Next, have kids trade papers - and have them get in numerical order by Dewey Decimal number


December 1 and 2, 2008 - Literature Discussion

Series club discussion with dice
Third Grade Series Club
Discussion Questions
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Roll The Dice

Take Turns
Read Aloud the Question matching the number on the dice:
Roll a 1 – Why did you choose the Space Launch Club?
Roll a 2 – Would you someday like to travel in space? Why?
Roll a 3 – What is the most interesting fact you learned in one of your books?
Roll a 4 – Do you want to keep reading books in this series? Why or Why Not?
Roll a 5 – What have you enjoyed the most in the books you have read so far?
Roll a 6 – Which book would you recommend to a friend? Why?


November 19 and November 24, 2008 - Reading Strategy



Reading Strategy - Predictions based on what we know - start out not showing cover - then show cover - Turkey Bowl by Phil Bildner