Books and Readers and Ladders? Teri Lesesne Sam Houston State University
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She walked into my office on legs as long as one of those long-legged birds that you see in Florida - the pink ones, not the white ones - except that she was standing on both of them, not just one of them, like those birds, the pink ones, and she wasn't wearing pink, but I knew right away that she was trouble, which those birds usually aren't.
Towards the dragon's lair the fellowship marched -- a noble human prince, a fair elf, a surly dwarf, and a disheveled copyright attorney who was frantically trying to find a way to differentiate this story from "Lord of the Rings."
On a fine summer morning during the days of the Puritans, the prison door in the small New England town of B----n opened to release a convicted adulteress, the Scarlet Letter A embroidered on her dress, along with the Scarlet Letters B through J, a veritable McGuffey's Reader of Scarlet Letters, one for each little tyke waiting for her at the gate.
ALA Award Winners 2010 The envelop, please…
CS King Illustrator
King Illustrator Honors
Beyond the winners How do we select books?
What do kids say?
Teens Top Ten Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton) Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry) Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins) Wake by Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse) Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Griffin) The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion) Gracelingby Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Multiple stars 2009 five stars--WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse AndersonCHARLES AND EMMA by Deborah HeiligmanCLAUDETTE COLVIN by Phillip HooseWHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca SteadMARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD by Francisco StorkTALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA by Shaun Tan
32 Schneider Award
Multiple stars four stars--CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne CollinsIF I STAY by Gayle FormanTHE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline KellyA SEASON OF GIFTS by Richard PeckHEROES OF THE VALLEY by Jonathan StroudTHE FROG SCIENTIST by Pamela Turner
If I Stay
Multiple stars three stars--THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS by Chris BartonTHE VAST FIELDS OF ORDINARY by Nick BurdALL THE BROKEN PIECES by Ann BurgASHLEY BRYAN: WORDS TO MY LIFE'S SONG by Ashely BryanFIRE by Kristin CashoreMISSION CONTROL, THIS IS APOLLO by Andrew ChaikinTHE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT by Kate DiCamilloTHE LOST CONSPIRACY by Frances HardingeNORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen HeadleyTHE COLOR OF EARTH by Kim Dong Hwa1968 by Michael KaufmanWHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace LinCARBON DIARIES 2015 by Saci LloydYEARS OF DUST by Albert MarrinA SAVAGE THUNDER by Jim MurphyRIOT by Walter Dean MyersBURN MY HEART by Beverly NaidooTHE DEMON'S LEXICON by Sarah Rees BrennanALMOST ASTRONAUTS by Tanya Lee StoneCREATURE OF THE NIGHT by Kate ThompsonWRITTEN IN BONE by Sally WalkerTHE ETERNAL SMILE by Gene Yang and Derek Kirk Kim
More than titles Guiding Readers
The goal? Creating stronger and more independent readers
If we don’t… Who or what will?
If AR is in charge…
More AR stats
So, let’s take charge Developing readers and learners and 21st century skills
48 Readers make meaning (Louise Rosenblatt) from the text. However, they need to know how to negotiate the text FOR meaning.
Must use illustrations for some of the meaning for the story. Vygotsky calls this scaffolding. But GNs are perfect for ELL, dyslexic, struggling readers, low vocab students. GN for young readers
Concrete poetry also has scaffolding. Note that this book could belong to many different reading ladfders (poetry, humor) Poetry that appeals
"Brevity gets right to the point doesn't dawdle, dicker, or delay always short and sweet whenever there is something to do or say brevity comes in handy when you are subject to a chewing out a bout of the flu a pain in the neck or waiting in line for the loo in fact, this poem has gone on so long that its recital would no longer qualify as an example of its title" 52
Myths and legends
Myths and legends
Myths and legends
For older readers…
Add to the ladder What titles come to mind for MEANING? Can you place them in some sort of order (easiest to most difficult text? Shortest to longest? Younger to older readers?
Play Humor depends on play Word play is another variation And do not forget PLAYS in and of themselves
Humor is developmental
Add to the ladder
More word play
The play’s the thing
The play’s the thing
Illustration of empathy
Symphony calls to mind Many voices or instruments blending into one
Simon and Schuster
All sides to story
Two voives braided
109 There are many ways to describe Ms. Underdorf.
She was brilliant and joyous, and she believed-probably correctly-that libraries contain the answers to everything, and that if you can’t find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably does not exist in this or any other parallel universe now or ever to be known.
She was thoughtful and kind and always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time.
And she was wonderfully unhinged…
And so the Amazing Armadillo.
3 stories become 1
Same time, not POV
Fairies in our world
Looking at art
Art and artists
Physics for tweens
6 word memoirs FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND TWO OBITUARIES.YOU'RE THE PARENT. ACT LIKE ONE.EXAGGERATION IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.GOD ABANDONED ME, SO I RECIPROCATED.I NEVER GOT MY HOGWARTS LETTER. (could be Hank Green's memoir?)WOULD BE SLUT GIVEN THE CHANCE.YOU MADE ME STRONGER. THANKS, RAPIST.MEASURED OUT MY LIFE IN LITERATURE.LIFE IS FULL OF "AWKWARD TURTLE" MOMENTS.INSERT MELODRAMATIC CLICHE-TEEN ICK HERE.
Build your own Select topic or theme Brainstorm list of books (4-5) Determine “order”
Possible themes Content areas: Math Science History Art PE Classic themes Love conquers all Power corrupts