Need A Good Book 4 5

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Every year I get asked, "Mr. Mika, do you know any good books?" Here's my answer for 4th & 5th graders in Naperville, IL!

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Need A Good Book 4 5

  1. 1. Do you know any good books…? Josh Mika LRC Director Naperville District 203
  2. 2. Answer: “YES, I do!” <ul><li>There are lots of places you can find books to read! </li></ul><ul><li>Search the Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of the Books </li></ul><ul><li>Rebecca Caudill </li></ul><ul><li>ALA’s Newberry Award </li></ul><ul><li>Other Lists… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Library Catalog <ul><li>Search for Author, Subject, Title, or Series </li></ul>
  4. 4. Battle of the Books <ul><li>Celebrating its 20 th anniversary for District 203 </li></ul><ul><li>A literature challenge for students in 4 th & 5 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Team of four memorizes a list of 40 books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 previous Battle books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beebe 4 th Grade took 3 rd Place last year! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pat the Proficient Reader <ul><li>What type of question do Battle of the Books students answer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determining Importance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensory Imagery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fix-Up Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Text </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Rebecca Caudill <ul><li>Born in KY, later moved to TN </li></ul><ul><li>One of ten children, both parents were teachers </li></ul><ul><li>She graduated from Wesleyan College and received her master's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1922. </li></ul><ul><li>She taught English in high school and college and worked as an editor for a time. </li></ul><ul><li>She published her first book for children, Barrie and Daughter , in 1943. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rebecca Caudill <ul><li>Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award Gr. 4-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Books nominated by children </li></ul><ul><li>Master list of 20 titles is sent to participating elementary and middle schools </li></ul><ul><li>Students read the books on the list and vote for their favorites each February </li></ul><ul><li>Votes are sent to the award committee, which compiles the final tally </li></ul><ul><li>Winning title is announced in March </li></ul><ul><li>Plaque is given to the author of the winning book </li></ul>
  8. 8. ALA’s Newberry Award <ul><li>Named for the 18 th century bookseller John Newberry </li></ul><ul><li>First children’s book award in the world (1921) </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded annually to the most distinguished children’s literature published the previous year. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other Lists <ul><li>Anderson’s Mock Newberry List </li></ul><ul><li>Naperville Public Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Book Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Book Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>…more? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Mr. Mika’s Favorites <ul><li>Hey, you’re the librarian! What are you reading? </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a recommendation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alex Rider Series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geronimo Stilton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warriors Series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>…and more! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. LRC Online <ul><li>Book Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Series Books </li></ul><ul><li>Books made into Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of the Books </li></ul><ul><li>Rebecca Caudill </li></ul><ul><li>Anderson’s Book Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Naperville Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Mika’s Favorties! </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>“ More old books…” by guldfisken (Creative Commons License: Attribution ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/92269864@N00/398144161 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stack of Books Design Template” available from Microsoft Online Templates http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/TC011594401033.aspx?pid=CT101427471033 </li></ul>

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