Literacy Week March 


Let's have fun and read, read, read !


Literacy Week Events

Join us for an exciting week full of reading activities for our school and your family.  Some of the events are:

D.E.A.R.


Drop Everything And Read
During the day we will do just that: Drop everything and read for fifteen minutes.

Second Cup of Coffee

Parents, stop by and have a cup of coffee: March 23. 2011

Contest (see middle column)

Design a Book Cover

Guest Reader Month


Parents and community members are invited to read to a class. Read a favorite picture book or an excerpt from a favorite book. Take ten to fifteen minutes to share your favorite reading. Contact your teacher to sign up.

The Cat in the Hat

Keep an eye out for The Cat in the Hat -- one day, he'll appear !

Librarian

Please contact Sue Dickey, our librarian, for books to read and for more information.  634 4541 x16


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Read to Learn, Grades 5-8

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Contest

Design a Book Cover!
Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Design a Book Cover !

Task:

1. What is your favorite book? 


2. What book are you reading now?


3. Think of a new title for your book (your favorite or the one you are reading).  What will your new title be?


4. List two details from the story that support your title choice:

a.



b.



5. Design a new book cover for this book. Include
  • your new title,
  • the author,
  • and pictures (stick figures are OK.)
  • In small print on your cover, include the two details that support your title choice.

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All entries must be completed and turned in on Thursday, March 24th.

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Art by Kindergarten

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Thank you !

Special thanks to Gloria Adolph for her extraordinary work in preparing our Literacy Week as a reading coach for our school. 



Links for you

Reading Rockets

Literacy Calendar for each month

Podcasts from Reading Rockets

Between the Lions for Parents and Educators

Teen Literature Sponsored by National Education Association

Ask the Experts at AdLit

RIF: Reading and Families


Links for Kids:


Between the Lions at PBS for Kids

Reading Planet (RIF)


Online Books

Online Books Index U of Penn

Index of Online Book Libraries


Online Books for Kids

Classics Library

Baldwin Children's eTexts

The Rosetta Project

International Library

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