Last week during Library time, we informed primary students about the Illinois Monarch Award and read the book Same, Same, but Different. It focuses on cultural diversity and how cultures around the world have many things in common, yet are different.
The Intermediates students learned about the Illinois Bluestem Award, learned how to use the researcher feature of Alexandria to find resources by title, author, subject or series, place holds, and check their library record. Alexandria is web based and can be accessed from home.
Over the next six weeks, we introduce the six signposts for Close Reading from Notice & Note by Kylene Beer and Robert Probst. This week's focus is on the AHA Moment.
This is when suddenly a character realizes, understands, or finally figures something out. Stop and ask yourself: "How might this change things?" If the character figured out a problem, you probably just figured out the conflict. If the character understood a life lesson, you probably just figured out the theme.
We have selected the book ONE to use with this lesson for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Multiage 1/2, and Sandwich Swap for our 2nd graders. Excerpts from fiction: The Great Wall of Lucy Wu and nonfiction/informational text: Alexander Graham Bell will be shared with 3rd-5th graders.
Mrs. Komarek - LMC Director