Celebrate National Reading Month!
Helping to Spread Joy of Reading & Literacy Through March!
2020 Saxe Events for March 1-31
Fostering a Culture of Literacy~
March Book Madness
Workshop Events Include....
- Get 'Hooked' on a Book
Students will move through a maze of books displaying only the first few lines of the author's craft to see if that book is engaging to pick up for their reading pleasure. Books can then be previewed and checked out.
- Create Blackout Poems
Using the pages of an existing text, students will be encouraged to become blackout poets by piecing together single words or short phrases from these texts to create their own lyrical masterpieces.
Grade 5 Author Visit March 6, 2020 Period 9
Conor Grennan~Author & Saxe Parent
Mr. Grennan is the founder of Next Generation Nepal (NGN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families in Nepal, and the author of the New York Times best-selling and #1 international best-selling memoir Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal. Little Princes has been shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, was the winner of the GoodReads 2011 Best Travel and Outdoors Award, and has been translated into 15 languages. Since NGN’s inception, the organization has helped reconnect more than 500 children with their families. (direct excerpt from author website)
All teachers and staff with period 9 (free of students) are welcome to attend.
A Few Ideas to Inspire Your Own Classroom Celebrations~
~Collection of Educator Resources in Honor of Dr. Seuss~
~Some Engaging Resources from Scholastic~
~Read a Digital Picture Book~
~Organize Your Own Classroom Library with Booksource Online~
~Contact One of Our Saxe Teacher Ambassadors~
Feel free to contact any one of these teachers with questions or ideas for the month of March.
Grade 5: Teri-Ann Adrian ...ELA Teacher
Grade 6: Holly Martocci ...ELA Teacher
Grade 7: Lauren Craw...ELA Teacher
Grade 8: Michelle Walker...ELA Teacher
Jean Siani...Literacy Coach
Kathleen Hoeffer ...Literacy Coach
** Special thanks to Lindsey Heron our library assistant for executing our monthly events!
Did you know?
"The average person can read 1,500-4,500 words with just 15 to 25 minutes of reading each day.That translates to more than a million words per year. If kids read more than a million words per year, they can see as much as an 85 percent gain in vocabulary."
Lesesne, Teri. “Reading with Our Ears.” Young Adult Library Services, vol. 11, no. 3, Spring 2013, p. 30.