Getting to know our students is possibly the most important part of our job. How can we recommend books to our kids if we don't know what they like, so I created a reading interest survey.
Interview: Professional Goals
Promote Literacy I can promote literacy through book talks, book displays, and book fairs. I would like to create student driven book clubs. I would like to write a grant each year to build a book club collection. Students can help me choose books for this book club collection. Students will meet periodically in small groups to discuss the books they read. I would like to have authors visit the school. Collaboration
Summer School Library Time!
Yesterday and Today I had the privilege of working at the Plano West Senior High Library again. These were summer school classes which is interesting to see at the high school level. One of the highlights was speaking to a former student at my school.
Student Achievement Plan Assignment
The Google Doc for this assignment is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sftx6UKL-FtJvXJEyhuqEHt4D2BUoC2kqiu0Tj7P6kk/edit The website I created as a teacher resource is here: https://sites.google.com/view/positive-persuasion-inquiry/home?authuser=0 Here is the narrative portion of this assignment. For the remainder of the tables and such please open the Google Doc linked above. Narrative: This Middle School earned 5 Distinction Designations for 2018-2019. (Reading, Science, … Continue reading Student Achievement Plan Assignment
One School, One Book
One book that the whole school reads: teachers and students. How powerful could that be? Then they created a project based on the theme of the book.
Last Kids on Earth Book Trailer
This was a project for INFO 5420 Youth Literature. I had to read some award winning books for this class. (oh tragedy. LOL!) One of my students recommended this one to me. I'm glad I listened to her. Thanks Kate K!
Youth Literature: Realistic Fiction
Module 4 Realistic Fiction Draper, Sharon. Out of my Mind. 2012. Atheneum for Young Readers. 320pp. $7.99 ISBN 978-1416971719 Melody is brilliant but only her parents believe this because she has Cerebral Palsy and has no way to show everyone her intelligence. She is determined to show the world that she is more than the … Continue reading Youth Literature: Realistic Fiction
Youth Literature: Picture Books
Module 3 Picture Books Willems, Mo. Waiting is not easy. 2014. Hyperion Books for Children. 57pp. $9.99 ISBN: 978-1423199571 Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, the elephant, but they must wait a very long time, all day long, and Gerald finds waiting extremely difficult. He wonders what it could possibly be. Piggie says it is … Continue reading Youth Literature: Picture Books
Youth Literature: Informational & Biography
Module 2 Informational & Biography Saujani, Reshma. Girls Who Coded: Learn to Code and Change the World. 2017. Viking Books for Young Readers. 176 pp. $14.39. ISBN: 978-0425287538 This book teaches and illustrates how computers work, how coding is done for video games, robots, and websites. It describes the coding process from brainstorming, storyboarding, writing … Continue reading Youth Literature: Informational & Biography
Historical Fiction Assignment
Assignment: A history teacher wants to incorporate novels into his curriculum. Create a list of books based on a certain time period.