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Region X 2012

  1. 1. How to Be aReading Sta(a)r:{ Crossing Genres with Books
  2. 2.  How do you find time to read? How do you decide what to read? How do you remember all the books you read? How can we share books with students? How can we show students how to connect books? FAQs
  3. 3.  Average person can read 300 words per  Average book is minute 75,000 words  In one week, that is  Can read +20 books a 31,500 words year with only 15 minutes a day  In one year, it is 1,512,000 words  More than 1000 extra books in a lifetimeFinding Time to Read
  4. 4. How do you decide what to read? { Award Lists, Starred Reviews, Favorites
  5. 5. First, some newbooks { May I have the envelope, please?
  6. 6. Caldecott
  7. 7. Caldecott Honor
  8. 8. Caldecott Honor
  9. 9. Newbery
  10. 10. Newbery Honor
  11. 11. Newbery Honor
  12. 12. Geisel Award
  13. 13. Sibert Medal
  14. 14. Sibert Honor
  15. 15. Sibert Honor
  16. 16. Pura Belpre Award
  17. 17. Belpre Honor
  18. 18. Printz/Morris Award
  19. 19. Morris Finalist
  20. 20. Morris Finalist
  21. 21. Morris Finalist
  22. 22. Morris Finalist
  23. 23. Printz Honor
  24. 24. Printz Honor
  25. 25. Printz Honor
  26. 26. Coretta Scott King Award
  27. 27. Notables: Picture Books,Fiction
  28. 28. Notables: Picture Books,Fiction
  29. 29. Notables: Middle GradeFictiongrades 3-5
  30. 30. Notables: Middle GradeFictiongrades 3-5
  31. 31. Notables: Middle GradeNonfiction
  32. 32. Notables: Older GradeFiction
  33. 33. Notables: Older GradeFiction
  34. 34. Notables: Older GradesNonfiction
  35. 35. Notables: Older GradesNonfiction
  36. 36. Notables: Older GradesNonfiction
  37. 37. Starred Reviews { Best of the best, according to some<
  38. 38. Starred Reviews
  39. 39. Starred Reviews
  40. 40. Starred Reviews
  41. 41. Starred Reviews
  42. 42. Starred Reviews
  43. 43. Starred Reviews
  44. 44. Favorites{ LITERATURE. Literature, books
  45. 45. Pinocchio
  46. 46. Huck Finn
  47. 47. Fairy tales and fantasy
  48. 48. Pride and Prejudice
  49. 49. Exploring the dark side
  50. 50. Magical realism
  51. 51. Form and format
  52. 52. Collections
  53. 53.  Crossing genre boundaries  Locating content area books  Reading across texts  Mentor texts for reading and writingOther Topics for Today
  54. 54. Crossing genreboundaries { Redefining genres, forms, formats
  55. 55. STAAR
  56. 56.  Start with Titlewave or Amazon searches Keep blog posts for reading and use tags Search other blogs Use Twitter and hashtags Work in teamsHow to put more together
  57. 57.  Global warming  Bullying  Social justice  Prejudice/racism  ElectionsThemes/Topics to Explore
  58. 58. Locating content areamaterials { Science, math, social studies, art, music, etc.
  59. 59.  Children’s Book Council  Notable Trade Books in Science  Notable Trade Books in Social Studies NCTE  Notable Trade Books in Language Arts  Orbis Pictus Award ALSC  Sibert YALSA  Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Some Resources
  60. 60. http://www.nsta.org/publications/ostb/Notable Trade Books in Science
  61. 61. Science as Inquiry
  62. 62. Life Science
  63. 63. Remember this name<
  64. 64. http://www.socialstudies.org/notable Notable Trade Books in Social Studies
  65. 65. Culture
  66. 66. Civil Rights Movement
  67. 67. Vietnam
  68. 68. Government and politics
  69. 69. Ethnicity
  70. 70. Big issues
  71. 71. WWI
  72. 72. http://www.childrensliteratureassembly.org/notables.html Notable Trade Books in LA
  73. 73. http://www.ncte.org/awards/orbispictus Orbis Pictus
  74. 74. http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal Sibert Award
  75. 75. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction Excellence in Nonfiction
  76. 76. Reading across texts { Making connections
  77. 77. Mentor texts { For reading and writing
  78. 78. Interrogating Texts: { 6 Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard
  79. 79. 1. Previewing:Look “around” the text before you start reading. • Prefatory material • Text layout • Flap summary • Blurbs on back cover • TOC if present • Chapter titles
  80. 80. Prefatory Material
  81. 81. Text Layout
  82. 82. Flap Summary
  83. 83. Blurb on back cover
  84. 84. TOC
  85. 85. Papa was a rolling stoneThe future’s so bright, I gotta wear shadesBallroom blitzLive and let dieHold em closer, Necromancer Chapter Titles
  86. 86. { Text arrangement { Knowledge of Author
  87. 87. { layout { conventions
  88. 88. 2. Annotating: “Dialogue” with yourself, the author, and the issues and ideas at stake • Annotating using post-it notes • Annotating using e-readers • Annotating using symbols• Annotating using summary words • Annotating using questions
  89. 89. Annotating using post-it notes
  90. 90. Highlight Make notes Look up wordsAnnotating using e-readers
  91. 91.  Develop symbol list with students  C-character  T-theme  ???Annotating using symbols
  92. 92.  Pausing to write one word summary of the chapter Pausing to write down two adjectives describing reader’s emotions Pausing to write three gerunds about events from chapter Pausing to write four word phrase central to events of chapter One word summary, synonymAnnotating using summary words
  93. 93.  Key Questions  What would happen if the main character were of the opposite sex?  Where is the story set?  What does the title tell you about the book? Does it tell the truth?  Would you film this in B&W or color and why?  If you had to design a new cover, what would it look like?Annotating using questions
  94. 94. Gender issues
  95. 95. Importance of setting
  96. 96. Telling it like it is
  97. 97. Establishing mood
  98. 98. Different mood?
  99. 99. Need new covers
  100. 100. Cover makeover
  101. 101. 3. Outline, summarize, analyze. • Take information apart • Examine the parts • Reassemble in own words
  102. 102. Take it apart
  103. 103. Examine the parts
  104. 104. Reassemble in your ownway
  105. 105. Take it apart & reassemble
  106. 106. Applying it
  107. 107. Six Word Memoirs Become{Six Word Teaser Book Reports
  108. 108. Mystery Fantasy Werewolf Love School FightsFrom Mr. See’s class @Book’gosh
  109. 109. Only six words
  110. 110. Can you do it?
  111. 111. 4. Look for repetitions and patterns:•Recurring images•Repeated words, phrases, types of examples, orillustrations•Consistent ways of characterizing people, events, orissues
  112. 112. Recurring images
  113. 113. Recurring words, phrases
  114. 114. Consistency: characters,events
  115. 115. { Recurring words, phrases { Recurring imagesExamples from YA
  116. 116. { repetition { repetitionApplication
  117. 117. 5. Contextualize:After you’ve finished reading,put the reading in perspective.One word: milieu
  118. 118. { Milieu OF the text { Transaction with TextSome Examples from New Books
  119. 119. { Poetic bio { Feminist bioPutting it in context
  120. 120. What is the context?
  121. 121. What is the context?
  122. 122. Judging books by covers
  123. 123. Passing judgment
  124. 124. Tell story from cover
  125. 125. 6. Compare and Contrast:Fit this text into an ongoing dialogue• Connections• Responses• Ranking/rating
  126. 126. Now we are back toreading ladders { Providing some guidance for readers
  127. 127. Different ages and stages
  128. 128. Options with similar themes
  129. 129. Sequels and prequels
  130. 130. Prep school bullies
  131. 131.  Select theme or topic Search Titlewave and Amazon for titles Arrange titles from simplest to most complex Provide choices on each rung Allow students to add to the ladder titlesConstructing Ladders
  132. 132.  determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes Addressing TEKS
  133. 133.  infer the implicit theme of a work of fiction, distinguishing theme from the topic Addressing TEKS
  134. 134.  compare and contrast the historical and cultural settings of two literary worksAddressing TEKS
  135. 135. { Anti-Semitism { HolocaustComparing settings
  136. 136. { Biography { Contemporary FictionTwain then and now
  137. 137. { Biography { FantasyA Dickens of a Tale or Two
  138. 138.  Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain how figurative language (e.g., personification, metaphors, similes, hyperbole) contributes to the meaning of a poem.Addressing TEKS
  139. 139. http://poetryforchildren. blogspot.com/Poetry Resources
  140. 140.  summarize the elements of plot development (e.g., rising action, turning point, climax, falling action, denouement) in various works of fiction;Addressing TEKS
  141. 141. Plot /Poetic Elements
  142. 142. Elements of plot
  143. 143. Unshelved Fridays
  144. 144. Plot elements
  145. 145.  interpret factual, quantitative, or technical information presented in maps, charts, illustrations, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagramsAddressing TEKS
  146. 146. Nonfiction Matters
  147. 147. Narrative nonfiction
  148. 148. Biographies
  149. 149.  recognize how various techniques influence viewers emotions;Visual/Media Literacy
  150. 150. Compare the covers
  151. 151. Your reaction?
  152. 152. Look twice
  153. 153. Emotional response?
  154. 154. From the limbs of ancient live oaks moccasins hunglike fat black sausages -- which are sometimescalled boudin noir, black pudding or blood pudding,though why anyone would refer to a sausage aspudding is hard to understand and it is even moredifficult to divine why a person would knowinglyeat something made from dried blood in the firstplace -- but be that as it may, our tale is of voodooand foul murder, not disgusting food.Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest: 2011 Results
  155. 155. Wearily approaching the murder scene ofJeannie and Quentin Rose and needing todetermine if this was the handiwork of theScented Strangler--who had a twistedaffinity for spraying his victims with hissignature raspberry cologne--or that of acopycat, burnt-out insomniac detectiveSonny Kirkland was sure of one thing: he’dhave to stop and smell the Roses.
  156. 156. Within the smoking ruins of KeisterCastle, Princess Gwendolyn stared inhorror at the limp form of the loyalCentaur who died defending hervery honor; “You may force me towed,” she cried at the leering andvictorious Goblin King, “but you’llnever be half the man he was.”
  157. 157. As his small boat scuddedbefore a brisk breeze under asapphire sky dappled withcerulean clouds with indigobases, through cobalt seas thatdeepened to navy nearer theboat and faded to azure at thehorizon, Ian was at a loss as towhy he felt blue.
  158. 158. WINNERCheryl’s mind turned like thevanes of a wind-powered turbine,chopping her sparrow-likethoughts into bloody pieces thatfell onto a growing pile offorgotten memories.

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