This week I introduced the authors for our 2015 Authors in April program. This year, AIA will be the week of April 20th-24th. I will give you the exact date as it gets closer, but keep this week open because this year is going to be just as exciting as ever! Click on the pictures below to visit the authors' websites.
Our authors this year are:
Students in grades 3-5 visited these websites then used their Google Apps for Education accounts to answer questions in a Google form about their AIA author. The students came up with some excellent questions and wonderings they have about the authors and their books. As the year progresses, we will see if some of these questions are answered.
In first and second grade we read the book, Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians, and reviewed the Five Finger Rule. Please encourage your child to use this when selecting books to read. They will become better readers if they are reading books that are "just right" for them. Even older students can use this rule when choosing books. Print the age-appropriate posters below and refer to them often.
We also learned the IPICK acronym and what it stands for. The students loved doing the IPICK rap during media. Take a look below to see what it’s all about and here’s how you can help your child at home with IPICK.
Just For Fun
Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda series and Fake Mustache, will be at the Rochester Hills Barnes and Noble on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to meet this bestselling author and hear about his new book, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus. For more information, click here.
Upper elementary heard a book talk on the Newbery Award winner this year, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, by Kate DiCamillo. She is the author of some extremely popular books in our library, including Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, so I have a feeling this will be a huge hit as well. Check out the book trailer below or read a review here.
Mrs. Jackie Luci is the Information Literacy Specialist at Musson Elementary.
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