Thursday, December 13, 2018

Library Cycle 8


Cycle 8 Lessons
December 14, 2018 to January 8, 2019

Grade 6 Grade 6- Unit on almanacs, and their use.
Library information concepts: Selecting informational texts & literary non-fiction.
Competencies: Independently use various print and digital reference sources.
CC.1.2.L

Grade 5 – Mystery Writing Project. Collaborative writing inspired by images from the Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
Objective: Students will begin the writing process.
Library Information Concepts: Using images to inspire writing.
Competencies: Working together to develop a story. Using images to inspire thinking.
Common Core Standard:  CC: W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.



Grade 4 – Read: The Polar Express, the Magic Journey.
Compare and discuss how this movie based story differs from the original story.
Library Concept: Identifying Main Idea.
Competencies: Restate part of text read aloud or presented orally or in other media formats.  Use own words when restating.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B
Grade 3 – Read: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May. Discuss story.
Competencies: Identify main ideas and supporting details of text read aloud or presented orally or in other media formats.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B

Grade 2 – Biography lesson. Read: Snowflake Bentley. Discuss story.
Competencies: Describe key ideas from text read aloud or presented orally or in another format.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B

Grade 1 – Read: Christmas Magic. Discuss story.
Competencies: Confirm understanding of text read aloud or presented orally by asking and answering questions about key details. Do AR monitoring of book.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B

Kindergarten – Ian Falconer: The Olivia Series.
Read: Olivia and Olivia Helps with Christmas.
Competencies: Identify characters in familiar stories.
Common core standard: CC1.3.H
Competencies: Ask and answer questions about key details in text read aloud or presented orally.
 Common core standard: CC1.5.B





Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cycle 7 November 30 - December 13, 2018


Cycle 7 Lessons
November 30-December 13, 2018

Grade 6 The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.
We will read and discuss the story.
Library Concept: Determining author’s point of view.
Competencies: Determine author’s point of view or purpose in text.
Common core standard: CC1.2.D

Grade 5 – Mystery Writing Project. Collaborative writing inspired by images from the Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
Objective: Students will be read a story from the Chronicles of Burdick. We will introduce the book and select picture for each group.
Library Information Concepts: Using images to inspire writing.
Competencies: Working together to develop a story. Using images to inspire thinking.
Common Core Standard:  CC: W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Grade 4 – Read: The Day before Christmas. The story of how Clement Clark Moore was inspired to write his classic poem.
Library Concept: Identifying Main Idea.
Competencies: Restate part of text read aloud or presented orally or in other media formats.  Use own words when restating.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B
Grade 3 – Read: Brown Paper Teddy Bear. Discuss story.
Competencies: Identify main ideas and supporting details of text read aloud or presented orally or in other media formats.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B

Grade 2 – Read: Cranberry Christmas. Discuss story.
Competencies: Describe key ideas from text read aloud or presented orally or in another format.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B

Grade 1 – Read: Mouse before Christmas and An Elf for Christmas. Discuss stories and author/illustrator Michael Garland.
Competencies: Confirm understanding of text read aloud or presented orally by asking and answering questions about key details.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B

Kindergarten – Read: Max and Ruby’s Christmas. and Max and Ruby’s Christmas Tree. Discuss stories.
Competencies: With support, identify why author uses certain details to support points in text.
Common core standard: CC1.2.H
Competencies: Ask and answer questions about key details in text read aloud or presented orally.
 Common core standard: CC1.5.B





Library - Cycle 6


Cycle 6 Lessons
November 7-21, 2018

Grade 6 – Veterans Day. A look at the meaning of Veterans Day.  Also allow time for an AR check-up.

Grade 5 – Mystery Writing Project. Collaborative writing inspired by images from the Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
Objective: Students will be introduced to the elements of mysteries and expectations for their collaborative writing project.
Library Information Concepts: Using images to inspire writing.
Competencies: Working together to develop a story. Using images to inspire thinking.
Common Core Standard:  CC: W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Grade 4 – Unit on dictionaries and their use. Part 1
We will go over dictionary use and do a worksheet for hands on experience.
Library information concepts: Selecting informational texts & literary non-fiction.
Competencies: Independently use various print and digital reference sources.
CC.1.2 Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.


Grade 3 – “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” We will watch and discuss the video of the Washington Irving classic.


Grade 2 – Read: Cranberry Thanksgiving.
Competencies: Describe key ideas from text read aloud or presented orally or in another format.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B

Grade 1 – Read: “Gus the Pilgrim Turkey.”
Competencies: Confirm understanding of text read aloud or presented orally by asking and answering questions about key details.
Common core standard: CC1.5.B


Kindergarten – Read: “Off to Plymouth Rock.”


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Library - Cycle 5 - October 24-November 6, 2018


Library Mr. Demsko
LESSONS Cycle 5
October 24-November 6, 2018

Grade 6   Read selections from Scary Stories Treasury.
We will discuss elements of scary stories.
             
Grade 5   Read selections from Scary Stories Treasury.
We will discuss elements of scary stories.

Grade 4   Read selections from Scary Stories Treasury.
We will discuss elements of scary stories.


Grade 3 Read selections from Scary Stories Treasury.
We will discuss elements of scary stories.

Grade 2 Read: Cranberry Halloween.


Grade 1 Read: Miss Smith and the Haunted Library.
              

Kindergarten: Read/Listen to: Tell Me another Scary Story… But Not Too Scary!


Days 4 through 8 in Grades 3 to 6 will also have a lesson on scary stories.


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Library Cycle 4


Library Mr. Demsko
LESSONS Cycle 4
October 10-23, 2018

Days 4 through 8 will also browse and shop the Book Fair!

Grade 6   Read selections from Scary Stories Treasury.
Before reading scary stories we will discuss elements of scary stories.
             
Grade 5   Read selections from Scary Stories Treasury.
Before reading scary stories we will discuss elements of scary stories.

Grade 4   Read selections from Scary Stories Treasury.
Before reading scary stories we will discuss elements of scary stories.


Grade 3 Read selections from Scary Stories Treasury.
Before reading scary stories we will discuss elements of scary stories.

Grade 2 Read: The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches.


Grade 1 Read: Miss Smith’s Incredible Story Book Read: Miss Smith and the Haunted Library.
              

Kindergarten: Read/Listen to: Tell Me a Scary Story… But Not Too Scary!





Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Library Cycle 3


Library Cycle 3
September 25-October 9, 2018
BOOK FAIR PREVIEW
All library classes will be viewing the Book Fair Preview as well as hearing book talks on some of the featured books for the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair to be held 10/15 to 10/19 in the North Schuylkill Elementary Library.

Grade 6  Grade 4-6 Preview
Grade 5  Grade 4-6 Preview
Grade 4  Grade 4-6 Preview
               Grade K-3 Preview
Grade 3 Grade K-3 Preview
              Grade 4-6 Preview
Grade 2 Grade K-3 Preview
Grade 1 Grade K-3 Preview
KDG    Grade K-3 Preview
          

Monday, September 10, 2018

Library Cycle 2 September 11-24, 2018


Library Mr. Demsko
LESSONS Cycle 2
September 11-24, 2018


Grade 1 9:40-10:20
Lesson: Library responsibilities. Demonstrate Accelerated Reading.
Read: D.W.’s Library Card.
Competencies: Independently, select grade-level appropriate literature in a variety of genres.
Common Core Standard: CC.1.3.1.K  Read and comprehend literature on grade level.
Essential questions: 1. What is a library? 2. What is a librarian? 3. How do I take care of my books?

Grade 4   10:20-11:00
Lesson: Using the Library
View: Using the Library. (DVD)
Competencies: Understand purpose of a library. Independently, select grade-level appropriate literary fiction in a variety of genres.
Use literacy strategies to determine readability of a source.
Common Core Standards:  CC.1.3.4.K   Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.  CC.1.1.4.E Read with accuracy and fluency.
Essential questions: 1. Why do we have libraries? 2. How are libraries organized?


Grade 2   11:00-11:40
Lesson: Proper book selection. Review the 5 finger rule. Demonstrate AR.
Read: Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians.
Competencies: Independently, select grade-level appropriate literature in a variety of genres.
Common Core Standard: CC.1.3.2.K  Read and comprehend literature on grade level.
Essential questions: 1. What is an appropriate book for me? 2. Why is it important to select a just right book?

Grade 6   11:40-12:20
Lesson: On-line Resources: A lesson on on-line resources available through Power Library.
Competencies: Independently access and locate information in on-line resources.
Essential question: 1. What is an on-line resource.




Grade 5 1:10-1:50
Lesson: On-line Resources: A lesson on on-line resources available through Power Library.
Competencies: Independently access and locate information in on-line resources.
Essential question: 1. What is an on-line resource.

Kindergarten: 1:50-2:30
Lesson: Continue library book care lessons.
Activity: Continue discussing how to care for library books. Emphasize that library books belong to the library and must be cared for so others can enjoy them. Explain need to return books promptly.
Read: Mr. Wiggle’s Book and Mr. Wiggles Loves to Read.
 Competencies: Demonstrate proper book handling skills.
 Common Core Standard: CC.1.1.KA Utilize book handling skills.
 Essential questions: 1. What is a library? 2. What is a librarian?

Grade 3   2:30-3:10
Lesson: Using Destiny. Students will be given an overview of how to search for books using Destiny. Begin AR.
Read: Library Mouse
Competencies: Locate library books using the OPAC. Independently, select grade-level appropriate literature in a variety of genres.
Common Core Standards:  CC.1.3.3.K   Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently. 
CC.1.2.3.L   Read and comprehend literary non-fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.
Essential questions: 1. What is an OPAC? , 2. How do I locate the books I want to read?