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Preparing Middle school Students for an Author Visit

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Presentation slides for Virginia Association of School Librarians 2015 Conference 11/20/15
Linda Mitchell
Stonewall Middle School
mitchelj@pwcs.edu

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Preparing Middle school Students for an Author Visit

  1. 1. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle
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  4. 4. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle S. W. Tucker is a true unsung hero of the civil rights struggle in Virginia and in the nation. This book provides a concise and accurate description of Tucker's life with emphasis on his legal contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.
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  7. 7. 61% ELL English Language Learners at Stonewall Middle School’s Library
  8. 8. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle THAT’S A TALL ORDER!
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  11. 11. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle 1. CIVIL RIGHTS DEFINED 5. BROWN V. BOARD OF ED. 2. PLESSY V. FERGUSON 6. MASSIVE RESISTANCE IN VIRGINIA 3. HARLEM RENAISSANCE 7. KING’S I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH 4. ALEXANDRIA SIT-IN 1939 A MARCH THROUGH CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY IN 7 STATIONS
  12. 12. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle STATION 1 Civil Rights Book Quilt Complete one row of the book quilt to answer the question: What do all of the books IN ONE ROW have in common? REF 323.11 DRE 323.1MIN 921 POW 811 LEW 921 BRI
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  14. 14. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle STATION 3 Artistically enhance a quotation from Harlem Renaissance time period. Add your art to the welcome poster
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  16. 16. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle STATION 5 Brown v. Board of Education
  17. 17. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle STATION 6 Massive Resistance in Virginia Vocabulary Match
  18. 18. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle STATION #7 READING RAINBOW READ ALOUD
  19. 19. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle Station Ticket Group response from Each station during activities. IDIVIDUAL EXIT TICKETS 1. Write one thing you learned today. 2. Write one question you have from today. 3. Write your name teacher/block
  20. 20. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle Teachers, how did it work? • Enjoyed activities in a larger space • Could participate or step back…. and asses/observe • Did not feel like they were giving up time from class
  21. 21. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle • learned! (thought that we had made up info.) • Focused chatter • “game feel” movement • intelligent, informed questions of the author How did it work for students?
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  23. 23. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle • Collaboration • Meaningful use of library materials/primary sources • Pleased with student preparation for author visit Librarians happy with…
  24. 24. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle The author’s impressions…… “I hope you will seriously consider sharing your wonderful civil rights unit. The stations so creatively engaged students and helped them understand the complexities of the struggle for civil rights. You’ve got wonderful photos that document student learning in a unit that should be replicated in other schools. Tell your story!” Nancy Silcox
  25. 25. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle VaASL Librarians, how can this help you prepare students for an author visit? Nancy Silcox Contact information: School visits, author talks and book clubs nancynoyessilcoxbooks@gmail.com Book orders http://www.history4allkids.com *Connect to goals • Prepare content • Embrace village
  26. 26. Mitchelj@pwcs.edu Stonewall Middle Teaching documents from the MARCH THROUGH CIVIL RIGHTS LIBRARY UNIT shared on pinterest and, google docs Presentation shared on Slide share e-mail Linda Mitchell Stonewall Middle School

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