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february 2012 discovering literacy on the western edge north dakota reading month dickinson
February 2012Discovering Literacy on the Western Edge North Dakota Reading Month – Dickinson
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Dear Teachers,

North Dakota has designated February as North Dakota Reading Month. The theme for 2012 is Discovering Literacy on the Western Edge. We have compiled a few ideas to get students excited about reading for the month of February.

We ask that classrooms decorate according to the theme, which is the theme of the North Dakota Reading Conference to be held in Dickinson during the month of April.

Attached is a calendar of activities that are centered around our theme. These activities include books about oil, the people who work in the oil industry, and the conservation of our natural resources. We are excited to share these activities with you! Happy reading!

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Energy Related Books

Oil, Gas, and Coal (Energy for Today) by Tea Benduhn

Solar Power (Energy for Today) by Tea Benduhn

Ethanol and Other New Fuels (Energy for Today) by Tea Benduhn

Nuclear Power (Energy for Today) by Tea Benduhn

Water Power (Energy for Today) by Tea Benduhn

Wind Power (Energy for Today) by Tea Benduhn

Water Power (Energy for Today) by Tea Benduhn

Oil Rig Roughneck (Cool Careers (Gareth Stevens)) by Geoffrey M. Horn

Oil Rig Worker (Benchmark Rockets) by William Thomas

Oil Rig Workers: Life Drilling for Oil (Extreme Careers) by Linda Bickerstaff and Katherine White

Gaston Drills an Offshore Oil Well (Gaston Series) by James Rice

The Discoverer Enterprise: World's Largest Offshore Drilling Rig (Reading Power: Record-Breaking Structures) by Mark Thomas

Oil and Gas (Rocks, Minerals, and Resources) by John Paul Zronik

Oil (True Books: Natural Resources) by Christin Ditchfield

Using Coal, Oil, and Gas (Exploring Earth's Resources) by Sharon Katz Cooper

How Did That Get to My House? Natural Gas (Community Connections) by Nancy Robinson Masters

Oil Spill! (Let's-Read-and-Find... Science 2) by Melvin Berger and Paul Mirocha

Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico by Elaine Landau

What's So Bad About Gasoline?: Fossil Fuels and What They Do

(Let's-Read-and-Find... Science 2) by Anne Rockwell and Paul Meisel

Oil and Natural Gas (Energy4me) by Society of Petroleum Engineers

Save the Earth Books

It's Earth Day! (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book by Gary Kowalski and Rocco Baviera

Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (I Can Read Book 1) by Jane O'connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and David T. Wenzel

The EARTH Book by Todd Parr

The Earth and I by Frank Asch

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)

by Alison Inches and Pete Whitehead

Earth Day (First Step Nonfiction) by Robin Nelson

Dear Children Of The Earth by Schim Schimmel

Children of the Earth... Remember by Schim Schimmel

Arthur Turns Green (Arthur Adventure Series) by Marc Brown

Energy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) by Alexandra Fix

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Go Green) by Helen Lanz

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse: Level 2 (Mathematics Readers) by Suzanne Barchers

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain F... by Lynne Cherry

The Lorax (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth (Citize... by Rochelle Strauss

Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle (Picture Puffins) by Chief Seattle

Mother Earth/Father Sky by Jane Yolen and Jennifer Hewitson

Footprints on the Roof: Poems About the Earth by Marilyn Singer and Meilo So

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Some books by the 2012 Conference Authors

Katie Wood Ray

About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers

In Pictures and In Words: Teaching the Qualities of Good Writing Through Illustration Study

Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop

What You Know by Heart: How to Develop Curriculum for Your Writing Workshop

The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts)

ReLeah Cossett Lent

Literacy for Real: Reading, Thinking, and Learning in the Content Areas (Language & Literacy Practitioners Bookshelf)

Engaging Adolescent Learners: A Guide for Content-Area Teachers

Literacy Learning Communities: A Guide for Creating Sustainable Change in Secondary Schools

Adolescents on the Edge: Stories and Lessons to Transform Learning

Sneed Collard III

Animals Asleep

1,000 Years Ago on Planet Earth

Teeth

Sneed B. Collard III's Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards

The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale

B is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet (Discover America State By State. Alphabet Series)

George Ella Lyon

All the Water in the World

Where I'm From (Writers' & Young Writers' Series #2)

The Pirate of Kindergarten (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover))

Weaving the Rainbow

Who Came Down That Road?

Nelson Lauver

Bob Kann

Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel (Badger Biographies Series)

Frank Lloyd Wright and His New American Architecture (Badger Biographies Series)

Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion (Badger Biographies Series)