We are reading this years CYRM nominees for 2013-14.
PRIMARY (Grades K-2)
Bats at the Ballgame written and illustrated by Brian Lies. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011.
Children Make Terrible Petswritten and illustrated by Peter Brown. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010.
Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. Candlewick Press, 2010.
Press Herewritten and illustrated by Herve Tullet. Chronicle Books, 2011.
Starswritten by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Marla Frazee. Beach Lane Books, 2011.
14 Cows for Americawritten by Carmen Agra Deedy in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Nalyoman. Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. Peachtree Publishers, 2009.
Queen of the Falls written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011.
Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feudby Suzanne Tripp Jurmain. Illustrated by Larry Day. Dutton, 2011.
California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) by CLA
The California Young Reader Medal program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.
The CYRM program is sponsored by four statewide organizations committed to books and reading: California Association of Teachers of English (CATE), California Library Association (CLA), California Reading Association (CRA), and California School Library Association (CSLA). A committee of representatives from each organization coordinates CYRM activities at the state level. The committee develops a promotional packet about the program and provides all the materials needed for participation. These materials include the ballots, nomination forms, and nominee lists.
Young people suggest the names of favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. Members of the committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees. A book to be considered for nomination must be an original work of fiction published within the last five years by a living author. Recommendations for nomination are due each year by April 1 for consideration as a nominee the following year. It is a two-year cycle from the time of nomination by students to the presentation of the California Young Reader Medal to the winning authors (and illustrators in the Primary category).
Books are nominated for the medal in four categories: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-6), Middle School/junior High (6-9), and Young Adult (9-12). Students may read and vote for books in any and all categories, but they must read all the books nominated in a category to be eligible to vote.
Students read the nominated books from July through March and vote for their favorite. Teachers and librarians introduce the nominees to students, often in exciting and innovative ways. They provide ballots for the students, compile vote totals, and submit results to the CYRM committee. All CYRM ballots are due by April 1 of each year.
The authors (and illustrators in the Primary category) of the winning books receive their California Young Reader Medal awards at special ceremonies held annually at the state conferences of each sponsoring organization. Local students are selected to present the CYRM bronze medals to the winners.
The interest and enthusiasm for the nominated books shown by the young readers of California clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of the California Young Reader Medal program in achieving its goal: their introduction to the enjoyment of reading purely for pleasure.
K-5: Practice keyboarding on "Dance Mat Typing" to get ready for using the Chromebooks. You can find this FREE site at Dance Mat Typing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ Standard 1. Students access information. The student will access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources.
Use systematic strategies and technology tools to organize and record information (e.g., anecdotal scripting, footnotes, annotated bibliographies).
Finish Internet Safety Tests
Start reading Aloud "The Shelf Elf Helps Out" by Jackie Mims
Standards: CCS Production and Distribution of Writing: 6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. MSLS 3.1 Demonstrate ethical, legal, and safe use of information in print, media and online resources
K-5: Internet Safety: Using lessons from Common Sense Media "Tools and curricula to teach your students about becoming responsible digital citizens."http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ Standards: CCS Production and Distribution of Writing: 6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. MSLS 3.1 Demonstrate ethical, legal, and safe use of information in print, media and online resources:
They [students] use technology and digital media strategically and capably. Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn through technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and media and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.
Production and Distribution of Writing:
6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Writing Standards K–5
K: 6. With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
1st: 6. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and
publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
2nd: 6. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
3rd: 6. With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
4th: 6. With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
5th: 6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
1st-5th: Textbook check out 1st-5th: Library rules 1st-5th: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Standards: Reading Standards for Literature (CCS) 7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between
illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story
an illustration depicts).
Model School Library Standards (MSLS) 1.1.a Understand the concept that printed and
digital materials provide information by dentifying meaning from simple symbols and pictures. 1.3 Identify
and locate a variety of resources online and in other formats by using
effective search strategies.
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Is a free cloud-based blog software that can be private or pubic. I use one page "Shelf Elf News" to post my weekly lesson plans and other information. I use another linked page "Shelf Elf Page" for student links, student information, tests.
Due to budget cuts we have had to make our "well loved" books last a little longer, however we do not have funds to buy the pricey "library" book repair supplies. Our PTA donated funds to our library for supplies and I wanted to stretch those funds as far as possible.
NONFICTION Readers Theater: Reading and Recording Common
Core State Standards Speaking and Listening Standards K–5 Presentation of Knowledge
and Ideas 5. Create audio recordings of stories or
poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of
experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Scrips from: Enchanted Learning "The Water Cycle" http://www.enchantedlearning.com and "Frog or Toad" and "Whales" http://www.readinglady.com
Last week for students to check out books 5/6-5/10 All student books are due back 5/13-5/17
Science and Media Fair 5/22 Budget Cut Day 5/24
Memorial Day 5/27 Textbooks are due back by 6/3-6/7
Last day of school for students and teachers 6/12
NHUSD has reopened all of the
district's school libraries and has staffed them, for the most part, with the
Teacher Librarian Specialists (TLS) who were reassigned last year.
Our first day will be Tuesday
2/12/13 (Monday is a furlough day (mandatory leaves of absence ordered by employers who
are attempting to cut costs without firing employees)). My library lesson
plans will once again be posted here.