Genre Journey: Science Fiction

Mrs. Downey’s classes are teaming up with Mrs. Baker as they delve into their Genre Journey. Classes will kick-off with Science Fiction.

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The activities for this lesson are attached below. Access them if you are unable to complete the notes during class or if you were absent from this lesson.

Instructional PowerPoint: Genre Journey-Science Fiction

Guided Activity: Genre Journey Guide and Focus on Genre

*Image taken from Microsoft ClipArt.

 

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Did you know that this week is Banned Books Week? Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to readand the importance of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. This annual event, which originated in 1982, highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. The media center is currently spotlighting books that have been recently banned or “challenged” somewhere in the United States. To learn more about the intellectual freedoms media centers strive to support, visit yours today!  

Learn more about Banned Books Week by visiting the following resources:

American Library Association

Banned Books Week

Visit the media center to learn more about Banned Books Week!

Visit the media center to learn more about Banned Books Week!

Mrs. Baker encourages students to check out a "Banned Book"!

Mrs. Baker encourages students to check out a “Banned Book”!

Blind Date with a Book

Mrs. Dean’s Sixth Blind Dating Books

Students were guided in the ways of "dating" books.

Students were guided in the ways of “dating” books.

grade reading classes utilized the media center space and print books to go on blind dates with books. A variety of titles, including fiction and nonfiction, were chosen by the media center staff and featured at tables. Through a guided activity, students previewed a variety of features within titles including their cover art, title pages, and blurbs, to make judgements about whether Blind Date Picor not they would read each book. Lastly, students added titles they would like to read to the Destiny Quest “Want to Read” shelves. They were eager and excited, and many checked out books they likely would not have typically.

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Destiny Quest

WHO: Mrs. Dean’s, Mrs. Fugate’s, Mrs. Meder’s,  Mr. Vedra’s,  Mrs. Slade’s, Mrs. Garcia-Arrese’s, Mrs. Stahler’s, and Mrs. Walker’s Classes

WHAT: Will establish a Destiny Quest account so that they can:

1. Manage their “shelves.”

2. Place holds on books.

3. Access the collection’s ebooks and audiobooks.

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BYOD students will be guided through the process of downloading the Destiny Quest and BryteWave apps to their devices, if they are interested in accessing ebooks and audiobooks.

Note: Students who missed this lesson, should select the “Destiny” tab above and should preview both linked videos which will assist them in utilizing Destiny Quest as well as in creating personal accounts. Students should also add books to their My Quest Shelves including “Have Read,” “Now Reading,” and “Want to Read.” For additional information and passwords for the apps, see your classroom teacher or your media specialist.

 

BYOD in the DMC

BYOD in the DMC

 

BYOD in the DMC

BYOD in the DMC

BYOD in the DMC

BYOD in the DMC

BYOD in the DMC

BYOD in the DMC