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The Marble-less Librarian & the Brazen Teacher’s Collaborative Adventure Join us in Edmodo – d7fsj9. NCSLMA 2013 Sarah Frazier & Amy Heldreth Harold E Winkler Middle School Concord, NC. Our Shared Philosophy.
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The Marble-less Librarian&the Brazen Teacher’sCollaborative AdventureJoin us in Edmodo – d7fsj9 NCSLMA 2013 Sarah Frazier & Amy Heldreth Harold E Winkler Middle School Concord, NC
Our Shared Philosophy Wewilltryanything, without apologies, to get a student to read, learn, and grow. Everythingwe do is for our kids.
The Catalyst • Over-whelmedteachers • Frustratedstudents • Over-workedschoollibrarian(or the populartitle of the day)
Our County’s Approach • Reader/ Writer’s Workshop model L.7.1 (conventions demonstratedthroughjots and projects) • Lucy CalkinsCalendar • Five big sections whichscaffold to acheive RL.7.10 (reading more complextexts)
Section 1 – Launching Goals Finding Just Right Books Having a Literary Conversation RI.7.2, SL.7.1 Building Stamina & becoming a better reader Making Connections SL.7.2 Cite Textual Evidence RL.7.1, RI.7.1 Big Ideas and Themes RI.7.2
Prezi at orientation • http://prezi.com/dg2c88n57vpb/?utm_campaign=share&um_medium=copy
I don’t know what to read! • The Ugly book hunt • The Fortune teller • The Name game • Read the rainbow • Read alikepapers
Into the catalog Have you checked your 650 and 655 tags lately?
A wise woman once said… ‘Meet the needs of yourusers.’ Bea Kovacs
Cataloging Blasphemy I use the 690 tag for the benefit of mystudents and 658 for the benefit of myteachers and mysanity.
OMG! OMG! Kid only recommendations. Place the box beside the book return. Then place them on a special book cart or shelf.
Section 2 – Characters & Series • What influences characters? RL.7.3 • How does a character change? RL.7.3 • What can a character’s environment, actions, dialogue, and favorite things tell us? RL.7.3 • How does the character’s development contribute to the bigger ideas? (Inferring) RL.7.2
Playing in the records It’s time to play in the 490 field
Campamifiz Dear Capamifiz, I am getting in trouble at school all the time. I have dyslexia and ADD and I just can’t seem to follow the rules. It’s not always my fault thought. I’m seeing monsters around every corner, monsters that I thought were only myths. My mom’s tried putting me in different private schools, but I keep getting kicked out. On top of all this, my dad is MIA. My mom says he’s a great guy, but I wouldn’t know it. Please help me figure out a way to just be a normal kid who doesn’t get in trouble. Yours Truly, Trouble Teen
But they were not coming… Time for staff development
Section 3– Non-Fiction & Research • Differences between Narrative and expository SL.7.2 • Subgenres • Text Aids • Hybrid Text • Detecting Bias RI.7.8, RI.7.9, SL.7.3
Bias http://www.umich.edu/~newsbias/index.html Vs.
Section 4 – Complex Text (Historical Fiction) L.7.4 • Which parts are fact and which are fiction? RL.7.9 • How do we use historical clues? • Whatemotionsdoes the authorwant to elicit? • How do literaryelements, especially setting interact to shape the text? RL.7.3
Historical Fiction To 12 yearoldseverythingishistory. Here are the clues weworked on: Mode of transportation Dress Role of minorities or females Entertainment Occupations Technology
Historical Fiction Virtual Help Box Dictionary – www.m-w.com The Great Stink www.choleraandthethames.co.uk/cholera-in-london/the-great-stink/ Girls and poverty in Victorian England www.theepicrat.com/2010/03/get-scoop-on-ys-lee.html Lascars & the East India Company www.southampton.ac.uk/archaeology/research/projects/lascar_lives_and_the_east_india_company.page Limehouse www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/ConNarrative.127/chapterId/2613/Chinese-in-the-Port-of-London.html
Historical Fiction Eras • Trappedbetween the Lash and the Gun by Whitmore • Fallen Angels by Myers • Witch Child by Rees • SomeoneNamed Eva by Wolf • Pink and Say (Civil War)
Section 5 – Poetry • What is figurative language? RL.7.4 • What is the difference between literary devices and sound devices? L.7.5.A • Why are words more important in poetry than in narratives? L.7.5 • What do we learn when we dig between the words? RL.7.5
Let’s not forget Lyrics to songs
Figurative Language • Sound Devices or Literary Devices • Alliteration • Rhyme • Onomatopoeia • Rhythm • Assonance • - Personification • - Simile • - Metaphor • - Allusion • Allegory • Idiom
Remember…. There is no magic book…
Must have books – not picture Scieszka - Guys Read Funny, Thriller, Sports Page, & OtherWorlds