Edge time (DonalynMiller) Priority time Class time
Reading on the fringeso Appointmentso Bathroom bookso Caro Purse or bookbago Phone books• eBooks and audiobooks (more later about these)
If it is not a priority for us, how can we expect itto be a priority for them? Take a moment to jot down one time you will setaside daily (just 5 minutes) to read. Make this commitment real by adding it to yourcalendar.
Picture books Graphic novels Quick reads Poem or story a day
“Once upon a time there were three dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur,Mama Dinosaur, and some other Dinosaur who happened to bevisiting from Norway.”
– Setting Main characters Motif Archetype And…it’s going to befunny!Plus it addresses thisCCSS (anchor standard):Write narratives to developreal or imaginedexperiences or eventsusing effective technique,well-chosen details,and well-structured eventsequences
infer the implicit theme of a work of fiction, distinguishingtheme from the topic; analyze the function of stylistic elements (e.g., magichelper, rule of three) in traditional and classical literaturefrom various cultures; write imaginative stories that include:o (i) a clearly defined focus, plot, and point of view;o (ii) a specific, believable setting created through the use ofsensory details; ando (iii) dialogue that develops the story (mentor texts)
create multi-paragraph essaysto convey information about atopic that: (i) present effectiveintroductions and concludingparagraphs; (ii) guide and inform thereaders understanding of keyideas and evidence; (iii) include specific facts,details, and examples in anappropriately organizedstructure; and (iv) use a variety of sentencestructures and transitions tolink paragraphs;
Students understand, makeinferences and drawconclusions about how anauthors sensory languagecreates imagery in literarytext and provide evidencefrom text to support theirunderstanding. Students are expected toexplain how authors createmeaning through stylisticelements and figurativelanguage emphasizing theuse of personification,hyperbole, and refrains.
(A) summarize the main ideasand supporting details in text,demonstrating an understandingthat a summary does not includeopinions; (B) explain whether facts includedin an argument are used for oragainst an issue; (C) explain how differentorganizational patterns (e.g.,proposition-and-support, problem-and-solution) develop the mainidea and the authors viewpoint;and (D) synthesize and make logicalconnections between ideas withina text and across two or threetexts representing similar ordifferent genres.
How could thiscollection of poemsbe used in a lessonon informational text? How could it be usedas a Mentor Text? What other use mightit have?
(A) analyze linear plot developments (e.g., conflict,rising action, falling action, resolution, subplots) todetermine whether and how conflicts are resolved; (B) analyze how the central characters qualitiesinfluence the theme of a fictional work and resolution ofthe central conflict; and (C) analyze different forms of point of view, includinglimited versus omniscient, subjective versus objective.
New Books Oldies but Goodies Banned Books Abandoned Books
Mind the Gap Crossing bridges Challenging comfortzones
What HOLES are in your reading range? What will you do to address them? How can you help kids do the same? Identify ONE genre, form, format you will read in the next60 days.
Titletalko Last Sunday of the month from 7-8 pm Central Timeo Hosted by @donalynbooks and @colbysharpo Talk is archived as well Centurions of 2013o Resolved to read 113 books in 2013 Nerdbery Challenge Caldecott Challenge
Divergent Survey1. Ad2. Amazon3. Browsing4. Friend5. Goodreads6. Librarian7. Teacher8. Trailer See if you can rankorder these 8 as kidsdid. And then rankorder them as YOUwould find them useful.
Kids1. Teacher2. Friend3. Librarian4. Browsing5. Ad6. Amazon7. Goodreads8. TrailerYOU And are there otherconsiderations for YOU?o Twittero Facebooko Book clubso ???
Front List The Mark of Athena (Heroes ofOlympus #3). Rick Riordan. Disney-Hyperion (1,425,754). The Third Wheel (Diary of a WimpyKid). Jeff Kinney. Abrams/Amulet(1,401,799). The Serpent’s Shadow (KaneChronicles #3). Rick Riordan. Disney-Hyperion (783,180) Tales From a Not-So-Graceful IcePrincess (Dork Diaries #4). RachelRenée Russell. S&S/Aladdin (727,660) Insurgent. Veronica Roth.HarperCollins/Tegen (615,411) Tales From a Not So Smart MissKnow-It-All (Dork Diaries #5). RachelRenée Russell. S&S/Aladdin (607,929)Back List Catching Fire. Suzanne Collins.Scholastic Press, 2009 (4,431,869) Mockingjay. Suzanne Collins. ScholasticPress, 2010 (3,427,354) The Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins.Scholastic Press, 2008 (903,457) Green Eggs and Ham. Dr Seuss.Random House, 1960 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.Dr. Seuss. Random House, 1960 Goodnight Moon (board book). MargaretWise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd.HarperFestival, 1991 (605,779) Cabin Fever. (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). JeffKinney. Abrams/Amulet, 2011 (584,234) The Lorax. Dr. Seuss. Random House,1971 The Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss. RandomHouse, 1957
Front Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! James Patterson and ChrisTebbetts. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers (498,894) Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (andOther Thankful Stuff.) (Junie B., First Grader #28). BarbaraPark, illus. by Denise Brunkus. Random House Hidden. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. St. Martin’s Griffin (428,469) “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” (All the Wrong Questions#1). Lemony Snicket, illus. by Seth. Little, Brown (383,274) Big Nate Goes for Broke. Lincoln Peirce. HarperCollins(382,984) Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started. Justin Bieber. HarperCollins(340,088) I Funny. James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Little,Brown/Patterson Young Readers (327,315) A Perfect Time for Pandas (Magic Tree House #48). Mary PopeOsborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca. Random House Lincoln’s Last Days. Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman.Holt (316,696) Disney Bedtime Favorites. Disney Press (310,838) Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth. Jane O’Connor, illus. by RobinPreiss Glasser. HarperCollins (308,566) Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Eric Litwin, illus. byJames Dean. HarperCollins (308,065)Back Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss. RandomHouse, 1990 The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book. Jeff Kinney.Abrams/Amulet, 2011 (446,123) Dr. Seuss’s ABC (board book). Dr. Seuss. RandomHouse, 1996 Guess How Much I Love You (board book). SamMcBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram. Candlewick, 1995(414,455) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (boardbook). Bill Martin Jr., illus. by Eric Carle. Holt, 1996(385,126) Little Blue Truck (board book). Alice Schertle, illus.by Jill McElmurry. HMH, 2008 (381,808) The Very Hungry Caterpillar (board book). EricCarle. Philomel, 1994 (369,560) 5-Minute Princess Stories. Disney Press, 2011(354,797) Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (board book). Dr.Seuss. Random House, 1996 Princess Bedtime Stories. Disney Press, 2010(314,104)
1. Someone with the heart of a reader is already a reader, enjoys reading,and turns to reading on a regular basis as an activity they prefer.2. Someone with the heart of a reader does not need extrinsic motivation.No points, pizza, or other incentives are needed.3. Someone with the heart of a reader tends to have friends who havereader hearts, too. They enjoy taking about books they have read,comparing notes.4. Someone with the heart of a reader reads up and down and sideways.Sometimes they turn to books that are easy reads, and occasionally theychallenge themselves, too. While they have comfort books, they readwidely as well.5. Someone with the heart of a reader recognizes that books entertain,inform, provoke, and touch them deep in those hearts. They know bookscan elicit laughter, tears, rage, and the full range of emotions.