Pershing K-8 Library Loop
November Reading Incentive
To submit a story, author/creators must ask Mrs. Cox for the code for our Book Creator library. This can be done in person or via Canvas message.
What's the Big Idea?
- Students in grades K-1 will be using text-to-self and text-to-text connection to explore what kind of books they like best.
- Students in grades 2-3 will be using advanced text-to-text comparisons, utilizing graphic organizers, to explore what they like about picture books and how those preferences can translate to beginning chapter books.
- Students in grades 4-5 will be continuing their New Chapter Book project. The goal is to have the book trailers finished by the end of the month.
- Middle school students will be presented with book talks focusing on books that are similar to ones written by Mary Downing Hahn and Alan Gratz.
Battle of the Books
Our Elementary team's questions will be pulled from this year's Mark Twain Award nominee list, and our Middle School team's questions will be pulled from this year's Truman Award nominee list. The student who reads the largest number of the books from their lists will be designated the Captain of the team.
If all goes according to plan, this year's Middle School Battle of the Books will be held at Glendale High School on March 31. The Elementary Battle of the Books will be virtual again this year, so that team will be competing out of our library. The date for Elementary Battle of the Books is yet to be announced.
Students who are interested in being on a Battle of the Books team should see Mrs. Cox as soon as possible to let her know. If more than six students per team show interest in joining, there will be preliminary Pershing battles to determine who will represent our school at the district Battles.
Last year's Middle School Battle of the Books team brought home 2nd place in the district.
DEAR Days in December: Time to Prepare!
If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Mrs. Cox as soon as possible.