Media Center Memo

November 2012 Volume 2, Issue 4


Let me know when I can come in and give booktalks that correspond with your curriculum! BIG thanks to Mrs. Maberry who asked me to share some murder mysteries at the end of her short story unit. Next up with eighth grade: Nonfiction to complement Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

You can also use your document camera to share a book with the whole class. AND. . fair use allows us to make copies from books we own. You may reproduce 10 percent of the work or 1,000 words--whichever is less. See me for some GREAT examples of nonfiction. Gotta get those informational texts into the hands of the students! :)

Use the link below to find complex texts for your class!


Make sure to check the cart of discarded books in the media center! Some might have good articles for informational text or photos or make GREAT Pinterest crafts! :) I am TOTALLY making some of the "Old Book Mistletoe!"

Win It Wednesdays! Every Wednesday in the media center!



The Book of Blood

Life As We Know It: Putting the Buzz Back In Biology

History/Social Studies:

Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Hand In Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

Ice!: The Amazing History of the Ice Business

Language Arts:

Making Revision Matter


13 Painters Children Should Know