Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Announcements and Reminders: 
Have you completed and/or revised your January book assessment -- site links on Edmodo?

Plan to sign up for your February Book-of-the-Month as soon as you can.

Today’s Agenda:
Receive and review handout for finding a nonfiction book to read
Media Center-- Book talks / Time to find books
     Take your pink sheet and a pencil or pen.

Deconstructing a Prompt activity - Group activity -- Creating a RAFTS chart for a prompt.
   An example we put together earlier: RAFTS for Sample Writing Prompt for SAGE Test

If you were absent: 

You can do a search for literary nonfiction.

You can read Biographies or Autobiographies.
Look on  Shelves 11 and 12.  The call number will be BIO -- then the first three letters of the last name of the person it is about.

Shelves 13 - 18 are based on the Dewey Decimal System.

Recommended books:
Left for Dead by Pete Nelson
Bat Scientists
Elephant Scientists
Elephant Talk
Written in Bone
Stealing Secrets
Years of Dust
Melt Down
Candy Bomber
Flesh and Blood So Cheap
The Book of Pirates
The Great and Only Barnum
Escape -- about Houdini

You might be interested in Houdini  or Amelia Earhart or