Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Library 12 Days of Christmas--AGAIN!

Last year the Library 12 Days of Christmas were a big hit, so now that it's holiday season again, it's time to run another version.

The directions are pretty self-explanatory. . . just keep track of your answers each day, and on Thurs. Dec. 19--our "Day 12"--drop off your answers in the library BEFORE 2:30 so we can determine the winner. You'll have the chance to pick your prize either later that same day or on Friday. 

Here's an example of what to expect from the day's clue:

Sometimes your answer will be the name of an author, other times the title of a book. You might even be asked to come up with the name of an entire series. Read each day's clue carefully, and if you're not sure what it asks of you, just ask us! 

Good luck! And happy holidays!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Resilience Literature Part II

With resilience literature as a main topic, both 6th and 7th grade language arts classes came into the library for discussion and related work. After talking about features of resilience literature, 6th grade students generated their own list of possible titles, including titles like these below:

Then it was time to work. Using a shared Google doc, students were to select an example of resilience literature, then support their choice with 3 examples from the book that show a character's resilience. Students also had the option to use corresponding images from iClipArt to go along with their text.
CLICK HERE to access the document.
Students had nearly the full period to work on their triangles and talk about books.

Here are a few examples of the work the students created:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Resilience Literature

Recently author Laurie Halse Anderson gave a keynote address discussing resilience literature, and the same topic was featured in a Twitter chat among librarians and teachers. All that talk had me thinking: What is resilience literature? Here's what I learned. . .

Many great titles were recommended as resilience literature, so that meant a new library display!

Some popular resilience literature titles you might recognize include:

Think you might want to read some resilience literature? Stop by the library to browse the display or the shelves for resilience lit books we missed, or feel free to recommend some titles!