Wednesdays in February
New genre book pass
silent reading and checkout
Book Club discussion
Book Club introduction
Boys - Trouble
Girls - If the Witness Died
Wednesdays in January
Book fair video and preview
silent reading and checkout
book club discussion
January 9 2013
Book trailer
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
http://www.schooltube.com/video/4a07b975e92c6f441bba/
Rocket Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnX6yU8PJHE
January 2, 2013
New Genre - Informational books
Wednesdays in December
silent reading and checkout
new genre?
over Christmas vacation - book club books
Boys - Historical Classics - All Quiet on the Western Front
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtMI-SNK3N8
Girls - A Walk to Remember - Sparks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e_FScNZedc

December 5, 2012
Book Trailer - Closed for the Season Mary Hahn
http://reg.accelacomm.com/servlet/Frs.frs?Script=/LP/51148056/reg&Context=START
Book Trailer - Heist society by Ally Carter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf0p_Jggro8

silent reading and checkout


November after Thanksgiving
silent reading and checkout
Book trailer in classroom -
Seraphina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohk4WvvIPno

October 30, 2012
Pass the book - Realistic Fiction

October 24, 2012
Silent reading, independent book selection

October 17, 2012
Silent reading, independent book selection
Book Club discussions were this week (I think)

October 10, 2012
Silent reading independent book selection

October 3, 2012
Silent reading, independent book selection

September 26, 3012
Girls - explanation of girls book club - Speak
Boys - silent reading in library with teacher

September 19, 2012
Boys - explanation of boys book club - Ender's game
Girls - silent reading in library with teacher

September 11, 2012
- Please Pass the Book - Library Sparks October 2011

Review of library rules and procedures and expected behavior, Science Fiction/Fantasy Fiction book pass
See link below for record and scan for article.
- 8-9 books at each table, 5 kids at each table
- fiction book pass - call time - take one book to investigate
1. read title and author's name and look at front cover
2. Read the book blurb on back cover or flap of jacket
3. Turn to first chapter and keep reading, if not interested - flip to middle and start reading
4. Call time - stop reading and record book on book pass log - include comment and rating
Name on book pass and collect.
http://www.highsmith.com/pdf/librarysparks/2011/lsp_oct11_ker_repro.pdf -
Scan120907085044.pdf
Scan120907085044.pdf
Scan120907085044.pdf


September, 2011
Science Fiction checkout
Sci Fi Book Club for Boys - Ender's game
See lesson files for discussion questions
October 2011
Realistic Fiction checkout
Realistic Fiction Book Club for Boys - Trouble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eJO2Mo_CVk
March 2011 - Mystery Checkout
Boys book club - And then there were none by Agatha Christie
Read aloud nursery rhyme
Discussion Questions
http://www.agathachristie.com/site-media/downloads/Holtzbrink%20ATTWN%20teachers%20guide.pdf
Characters http://www.bookrags.com/notes/none/CHR.html
http://www.literaryladies.com/2010/07/discussing-and-then-there-were-none/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_tWEayqHKk - video/song
http://www.gradesaver.com/and-then-there-were-none/study-guide/short-summary/
January, 2011 - Classics Checkout
December 1, 2010
Historical Fiction - book tryouts, genre book mark, change visual search - update website
Girls Book Club - get 10 copies from NBPL - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Read aloud Chapter 23 - When Francie finds a new school
September 1, 2010

Genre Assignment - Science Fiction

Book tryouts -
When the class comes in, they choose a table to sit
and pick a book that appeals to them. They are given 5 minutes to "get
to know" the book they pick up. After 5 minutes - everyone goes to a
different table. If the first book they read has really grabbed them -
they can check it out and go sit on the bean bag chairs and read the
rest of the time. If the first book did not grab them - they choose a
book from the 2nd table and give it 5 more minutes. We had them switch
4 times. Then the teacher told them it was time to make a final
decision on which book they were going to take out for a longer "date".
The kids really enjoyed it. It was a very peaceful activity as the kids
descended into the books. It gave kids a "method" for choosing books.

Book Club Introduction - KW in classroom with boys - MR in library with girls

Summary
Twice before the alien "buggers" invaded, and twice before Earth's defense forces turned them back at the last moment - and at great cost. Now, eighty years have passed and no one knows if the buggers will return. What earth's military leaders do know is that they're not willing to give the enemy another chance - they're determined to take the fight to the buggers this time, and to ensure that when the fighting's over there won't be any buggers left to take revenge.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, so the International Fleet convinces the civilian government of the Hegemony to approve a program to screen children for those who show promise as brilliant military strategists. These wunderkind are then taken to the Battle School, an orbital academy where they endure brutal discipline and play endlessly at zero-gravity games. One of them is surely destined to be the admiral who will direct earth's attack fleets, which have been traveling for decades through interstellar space, when they arrive at the bugger planets.

And now the watchers believe that Ender Wiggin is the one. Not yet seven years old, Ender is a sweet little boy who is neither as craven as older brother Peter nor as timid as sister Valentine. All Ender wants is to be a little kid; unfortunately, he has a mind that will not allow him to lose.

Read Aloud - First chapter - stop before Ender returns to class
Show Ender's Game book trailer on smart board in classroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjrfT7Hvtg4

NOTE: NEXT YEAR - RESEARCH PROJECT - INCLUDE PHONE BOOK!!!!
April-May 2010
Poetry genre assignment

March-April 2010
Mystery genre assignment

February 2010
Historical fiction genre assignment

December 2009-January 2010
Classics genre assignment

January 8, 2010

Book club discussion - lunch - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn http://www.litlovers.com/guide_treegrows.html

December, 2010


- Book club - Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith - girls only - read aloud chapter when Francie finds a new school - Classics checkout for all - books on extended loan from NB public library for book club -

December 2, 9, 16 - and January 6, 13, 20


Mini Research projects - each child will do one project using atlas, almanac, encyclopedia, database and nonfiction book - individual, graded work.

After October 7, 2009
Realistic fiction genre assignment

First week of September 2009
Science fiction genre assignment

1st quarter - optional book club - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
2nd quarter - mini research projects - every week - Wednesday morning
3rd quarter - individual selection prompted by students
4th quarter - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson optional book club - girls only

Speak - Discussion Questions
http://us.penguingroup.com/static/images/yr/pdf/speak.pdf

http://www.viterbo.edu/personalpages/faculty/GSmith/LessonPlanforSpeak.htm
You Tube - Video - at end http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P3XnlZZ1K8

September 4, 2009

Boys Only - keep in Classroom - Ender's Game Book club - $5 for pizza lunch - books from HA and public library - some available now - some need to wait until Tuesday

Summary
Twice before the alien "buggers" invaded, and twice before Earth's defense forces turned them back at the last moment - and at great cost. Now, eighty years have passed and no one knows if the buggers will return. What earth's military leaders do know is that they're not willing to give the enemy another chance - they're determined to take the fight to the buggers this time, and to ensure that when the fighting's over there won't be any buggers left to take revenge.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, so the International Fleet convinces the civilian government of the Hegemony to approve a program to screen children for those who show promise as brilliant military strategists. These wunderkind are then taken to the Battle School, an orbital academy where they endure brutal discipline and play endlessly at zero-gravity games. One of them is surely destined to be the admiral who will direct earth's attack fleets, which have been traveling for decades through interstellar space, when they arrive at the bugger planets.

And now the watchers believe that Ender Wiggin is the one. Not yet seven years old, Ender is a sweet little boy who is neither as craven as older brother Peter nor as timid as sister Valentine. All Ender wants is to be a little kid; unfortunately, he has a mind that will not allow him to lose.

Read Aloud - First chapter - stop before Ender returns to class.


Speed Dating for Books"Science Fiction"- source lm_net
We are having SO much fun with it. I have piled stacks of books all
over the tables. When the class comes in, they choose a table to sit
and pick a book that appeals to them. They are given 5 minutes to "get
to know" the book they pick up. After 5 minutes - everyone goes to a
different table. If the first book they read has really grabbed them -
they can check it out and go sit on the bean bag chairs and read the
rest of the time. If the first book did not grab them - they choose a
book from the 2nd table and give it 5 more minutes. We had them switch
4 times. Then the teacher told them it was time to make a final
decision on which book they were going to take out for a longer "date".
The kids really enjoyed it. It was a very peaceful activity as the kids
descended into the books. It gave kids a "method" for choosing books.
It gave kids an opportunity to share about books that were on the table
that they had already read. Lots of fun was had by all!

HA Version - same thing - just call it book tryouts