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* Wedgwood School Library News * October 2015 *

Global Read Aloud 2015

Wedgwood students are excited to join over 560,000 people around the world in participating in the Global Read Aloud, One Book to Connect the World! The idea behind it is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to their students and then use technology to share the reading experience. We are off to an amazing start!

First and second grade students are completing an author study on Amy Krouse Rosenthal. They've already read and discussed Chopsticks and Duck! Rabbit! We will be reading It's Not Fair!, Friendshape, The OK Book and more in the upcoming weeks. The students are using technology like Tumblebooks to access animated ebooks by the author and Google Maps to learn about where the other participants of the Global Read Aloud are from.

Third and fourth grade students are listening to The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, and fifth grade students are listening to Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. They're able to access the read aloud videos and the online Edmodo book club from the library's website. The students have enjoyed the different backgrounds of the videos made possible by a green screen and the DoInk app. Edmodo allows the students to safely discuss our books with each other and me. They've had a lot of fun using hashtags and personalizing avatars, too!

Wedgwood Library Joins the Read & Ride Revolution

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Wedgwood Students Make Their Mark

Many classes celebrated International Dot Day by reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds and exploring ways to "make their mark".
The Dot Song Motions Guide - Emily Arrow & Peter H. Reynolds

New Books from the Monster Book Fair

A million thanks to our wonderful PTO and to everyone who participated in the Monster Book Fair this fall!

Because of your generosity we were able to add more than 40 new books to the library.
Monster Book Fair

Mrs. Melissa Dabrowski, Library Media Specialist

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