Tag Archives: Common Core Standards

Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success: Meeting the Leadership Challenge

(written by Anita Simic) Presenters Judi Moreillon, Sabrina Carnesi, Christina Russo, and Judi Paradis shared the strengths of co-teaching and examples of successful shared teaching experiences in elementary, middle school and high school programs.  Connections between the common core state standards and … Continue reading

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Book Trailer Boot Camp: From Storyboard to Film Festival

(written by Kerri Geppert, Central M.S. of Science) Book trailers are almost as popular today as movie trailers.  They provide an excellent venue to create interest in books as well as providing an alternative to the traditional book report.  This session … Continue reading

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Ditching Dewey – “Genrefication” in the Library

(written by Kerri Geppert, Central M.S. of Science) The last three years have seen a blossoming of the changing thinking about using Dewey as a classification system for our library.  The entire November/December issue of Knowledge Quest is devoted to “Dewey … Continue reading

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Authors, Illustrators, and Publishers, Oh My

(written by Laurie Cowgill) A big part of the National Conference of School Librarians is the opportunity to meet with the authors and illustrators we all know so well by name. The opportunities are many.  One can attend sessions with panels of … Continue reading

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The Best of SAYL Mail

(Written by Jacque Peterson) As librarians we demand, enjoy, and disseminate information with enthusiasm, but sometimes it seems like we are buried under a mountain of professional journals, blogs and required readings.  It’s hard to keep up! SAYL mail is my … Continue reading

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CCSS: Reading, Writing, & Speaking, OH MY!

Kindergarten and first grade students at Northern Lights ABC in Anchorage are trying something new as they work on mastering Common Core Standards in the library this year. Librarian Alta Collins introduced reading bags in each kindergarten and first grade … Continue reading

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Inlet View CCS Lessons

(Written by Cindy Mans) Here is a snapshot of the library happenings at Inlet View Elementary. Students are answering and formulating questions using the words, “Who, When, Where, Why, How and What” in reference to the story, Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia … Continue reading

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Turnagain Elementary Hosts Visitors from the South

(Written by Laura Guest, Turnagain Elementary) With the new CCSS focusing more on non-fiction, it seemed like a natural fit to bring a non-fiction event to school this year in place of our typical author visit. Naturalist Scott Shupe brought The World of Reptiles to Turnagain Elementary … Continue reading

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