Mock Newbery Presentation for RRU

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Mock Newbery Presentation for RRU

  1. 1. The Mock Newbery Program: Encouraging Community-Wide Partnership Louise Capizzo- Scarborough Public Library (Formerly of Falmouth Memorial Library) Cathy Potter- Plummer-Motz School Library
  2. 2. Getting Reacquainted with the History of the Newbery Medal or
  3. 4. Newbery Terms <ul><li>The John Newbery Medal is named for a British bookseller. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The medal shall be awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Children are defined as persons of ages up to and including fourteen.) </li></ul>
  4. 5. 1922 2011
  5. 7. Schedule of the Newbery Process
  6. 8. Hosting a Mock Newbery Program
  7. 9. Purpose of a Mock Newbery Program <ul><li>To encourage students to read a variety of genres. </li></ul><ul><li>To expose students to quality literature written by a variety of authors. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the Newbery Medal. </li></ul>
  8. 10. January Establish a Partnership Plummer-Motz School Falmouth Memorial Library
  9. 11. March Create a Mock Newbery Blog
  10. 12. April Pique the Interest of Teachers Attend team meetings and promote the program. Newbery lunch group for teachers
  11. 13. May Educate students about the Newbery Medal History & Criteria
  12. 14. Newbery Medal Criteria <ul><li>1. The Award is restricted to authors who are citizens or residents of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The book must be a self-contained entity, not dependent on other media (i.e., sound or film equipment) for its enjoyment. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Books in a series do not qualify unless the book submitted can stand alone. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Sample Slide from Grades 3 & 4 Newbery PowerPoint <ul><li>The Newbery Committee </li></ul><ul><li>takes into consideration </li></ul><ul><li>the following: </li></ul><ul><li>theme </li></ul><ul><li>plot </li></ul><ul><li>characters </li></ul><ul><li>style </li></ul><ul><li>presentation of information </li></ul>
  14. 16. June Spread the Word! <ul><li>Summer Reading Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>PTO Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Article in Community Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Display of New Books in the Public Library </li></ul>
  15. 17. July Read! Read! Read! Read! Read! Read!
  16. 18. Stay Informed About New Books
  17. 19. Good Reads Mock Newbery Group
  18. 20. Follow Other Mock Newbery Blogs
  19. 21. August <ul><li>Reconnect with the each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your first reading list. </li></ul>
  20. 22. September <ul><li>Add copies of books on the first reading list to school and public library collections. </li></ul><ul><li>Send note to teachers about recommended read alouds. </li></ul><ul><li>Film book trailers and book talks. </li></ul><ul><li>Create registration forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Set dates for book club meetings. </li></ul>
  21. 24. October, November, & December <ul><li>Book Club Meetings- once per month </li></ul><ul><li>Members agree to read at least 2 books per month from the reading lists. </li></ul>
  22. 25. Book Club Discussions
  23. 26. December <ul><li>Book Club Members nominate their favorite books to the Top Ten list. </li></ul><ul><li>The Top Ten list is revealed at the last book club meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Students have two weeks to continue reading before the vote takes places. </li></ul>
  24. 27. January Host Mock Newbery Assembly <ul><li>Invite community members to be guest readers. </li></ul><ul><li>Select a passage from each Top Ten book to be shared at assembly. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare ballots for voting at the end of the assembly. </li></ul>
  25. 28. Mock Newbery Assembly
  26. 29. Mock Newbery Assembly
  27. 30. Voting!
  28. 32. January 10, 2011 Students and teachers viewed live streaming of the Newbery Medal announcements in the school library.
  29. 33. What would we do differently? <ul><li>Create smaller discussion groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet during lunch periods instead of after school. </li></ul><ul><li>Select fewer titles and purchase more copies of each title. </li></ul><ul><li>Show the video of the book discussion to interest students before they sign up. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to discuss books in random order. </li></ul>
  30. 34. Any Questions?

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