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Picture Books at
Every Grade, Every Day
#classroombookaday
Jillian Heise, NBCT
National Literacy Consultant,
Custom Educat...
INSPIRATION: #bookaday
Donalyn Miller @DonalynBooks
https://bookwhisperer.com/2016/05/24/the-eighth-annual-bookaday-challe...
DailyClassTimefor
PictureBookReadAloud
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angi...
#classroombookaday Routine
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @...
A New Favorite We Can’t Wait to Share
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie...
-VisualRecord
-Accountability
-Community
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & An...
CHOOSING TITLES: Considerations & Criteria
Good Read Aloud Potential
Enjoyment | Fun | Entertainment
New Books
Student Req...
First Day of School
Think about theme & message...
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @Custome...
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL
What Teachers Who...
Who says picture books aren’t complex?!
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Ang...
Some Favorites From This Year
Our Bookstacks
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit ...
What Students Have to Say
“#classroombookaday makes me want to read more.”
“I discover new books to read myself.”
“Picture...
Simple Idea...Big Impact
“The time we did #classroombookaday was special to all of us. It helped create a
community in our...
Simple Idea...Big Impact
“It really is inspiring how ideas can spread so easily! I am definitely
planning on another year ...
Shared Experiences Build Community
That first week of school, I could not have imagined the power that
#classroombookaday ...
Getting started with #classroombookaday
“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Ang...
If you try it, we’d love to hear about it.
Share your favorite titles w/ #classroombookaday.
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nErdDcampMI 2016 Picture Books in Every Grade, Every Day #classroombookaday

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Slideshow from #nErDcampMI Day One session, Picture Book in Every Grade, Every Day (July 11, 2016)
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nErdDcampMI 2016 Picture Books in Every Grade, Every Day #classroombookaday

  1. 1. Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day #classroombookaday Jillian Heise, NBCT National Literacy Consultant, Custom Education Solutions @CustomeduLit previously @heisereads Angie Huesgen Instructional Specialist, Drummond Elementary School Pattonville School District @ajhueySTL #nErDcampMI 2016
  2. 2. INSPIRATION: #bookaday Donalyn Miller @DonalynBooks https://bookwhisperer.com/2016/05/24/the-eighth-annual-bookaday-challenge/ “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL
  3. 3. DailyClassTimefor PictureBookReadAloud “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL Rationale Builds Community Develops Empathy Exposure to Diverse Stories Critical Reading & Analysis of Books Better Understanding and Identification of Theme Opportunities to Discuss Complete (& Complex) Texts Numerous Chances to Use Text Evidence/Support Claims Time to Enjoy Class / Be Reminded of Love of Pic Books Appreciation for & Thoughtfulness about Art Creates Joy for the Reading Experience Many Common Texts to Reference Enhances Listening Skills Addresses Standards Models Fluency
  4. 4. #classroombookaday Routine “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL A set time in the day Get comfy in read aloud spot ready to listen & share thoughts Purpose: Enjoyment + Thoughtfulness “What did you think?” “What is the story really about?” Reading a picture book a day has helped to create a community of readers in my classroom. I feel so much of the benefit comes from sharing a text and the discussions and learning that comes from that, not to mention the feeling of connectedness and belonging. Andrea Dischler @MrsDisch
  5. 5. A New Favorite We Can’t Wait to Share “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel, Chronicle Books, August 30, 2016
  6. 6. -VisualRecord -Accountability -Community “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL The DISPLAY The wall itself inspires me, students, and our school… [it] has been such a topic of great conversation. Andrea Dischler @MrsDisch
  7. 7. CHOOSING TITLES: Considerations & Criteria Good Read Aloud Potential Enjoyment | Fun | Entertainment New Books Student Requests | Class Needs Favorite Author/Illustrator Mentor Texts Theme | Topics | Lesson Connections School Culture | Current Events *Diversity is Key* “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL As a primary teacher I read a LOT of books to my class but #classroombookaday ensures I am reading daily just for the pure joy and community of the read aloud experience. Carrie Gelson @CarrieGelson
  8. 8. First Day of School Think about theme & message... “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL
  9. 9. “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL What Teachers Who Tried #classroombookaday Say... “It promoted reading, joy, and a sense of community that quietly permeated throughout the school year.” Dan Dooher @misterdreads
  10. 10. Who says picture books aren’t complex?! “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL It’s not only about text level, but also knowledge demands and what you DO with the text.
  11. 11. Some Favorites From This Year Our Bookstacks “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL
  12. 12. What Students Have to Say “#classroombookaday makes me want to read more.” “I discover new books to read myself.” “Picture book inspire us as older kids. You are never too old for a picture book.” “I liked that the books had themes and the themes help me learn about things.” “I liked the different variety of books.” “I learned that things that happen to you are things that happen to other people too.” “Picture books give us hard working kids a break from all the serious stuff.” “I forgot how much I love picture books!” “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL
  13. 13. Simple Idea...Big Impact “The time we did #classroombookaday was special to all of us. It helped create a community in our classroom and helped my students see that reading is fun.” Jennifer Atkinson @JenZ_Atkinson “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL
  14. 14. Simple Idea...Big Impact “It really is inspiring how ideas can spread so easily! I am definitely planning on another year of #classroombookaday.” “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL
  15. 15. Shared Experiences Build Community That first week of school, I could not have imagined the power that #classroombookaday would have. I knew we’d enjoy a book together but I couldn’t have known how that 5-7 minutes each day would have so many added benefits. I cannot think of a change I’ve made in my classroom that has made such a powerful and joyful impact on our days. -Franki Sibberson @frankisibberson“Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL
  16. 16. Getting started with #classroombookaday “Picture Books at Every Grade, Every Day” ©2016 Jillian Heise, @CustomeduLit & Angie Huesgen, @ajhueySTL Make a daily commitment: Can you find 5-10 minutes? “Overall, it was a great experience and I'm so glad I did it. I planned to do it for one year only, but I'm now thinking about doing it again next year.” -Kaitlin Palmieri Read. A lot! Become friends with your School & Public Librarians! Watch #classroombookaday | #bookaday | #nerdybookclub I'm SO glad that I did this! We will definitely be doing it again! -Jennifer Cord @jennifercord
  17. 17. If you try it, we’d love to hear about it. Share your favorite titles w/ #classroombookaday. Custom Education Solutions Inc Angie Huesgen, Instructional Specialist, Drummond Elementary @ajhueySTL ajhuey.2020@gmail.com Jillian Heise, NBCT, National Literacy Consultant, Custom Ed @CustomeduLit Jillian.Heise@customedu.com

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