Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fiction Book pass

My article about Fiction book passes will be published in the October Issue of Library Sparks! I did this same principal using non-fiction books to help students decide on a topic for their reports. MMMMM- another article?? Maybe!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ideas on Professional reading! -

Well this is different- another snow day! Do you keep track of your reading - both professional and for fun? When I read for fun ( I love historical fiction and biographies ) I don't. I just read for pure enjoyment.
However when I do professional reading ( books, journals) I have my notebook with me.I like to jot down ideas that I gleam that I can use , ideas for lessons, quotes that inspire me, ideas for advocacy, or ideas to share with library colleagues or teachers. I can look back in this notebook and make sure I have the quote or idea correct.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Author Visits -part 2

1. Get the students ready! Go on the internet and look at the authors website / or other resources and get information about the author. Talk to the students about the authors life and read them some of the authors books or chapters from the book if is a longer book. Put up posters around the school announcing the arrival , time and date of the author visit. Maybe you could have some of the older students make posters and place them around for you.