Here’s a quick and easy reading promotion idea from Scholastic. http://teacher.scholastic.com/readfor2006/world/signup.asp Actually I think this idea would take very little preparation after you get the teacher’s interested. If December 2 isn’t a good day for your campus, why not the last day before the Winter Holiday? Be sure to register on the Scholastic website so your school can show on the map. If you decide to participate in Read for 2006, email me so that I can tell our Scholastic Bookfair Rep about it.

To show how the library can support TEKS objectives, I have correlated this activity to the English Language Arts TEKS for each grade and the Texas Library Standards.

Library: Texas Library Standards, Principle 1.2.B and D

B. “B. Works collaboratively and individually to provide reading programs throughout the year, such as reading programs suggested by professional associations and State agencies, including storytimes, book discussion groups, Bluebonnet, Tayshas, Lone Star, and 2 X 2 Reading List. At least 90% of elementary students will participate in one or more reading programs throughout the school year. At least 40% of secondary students will participate in one or more reading programs throughout the school year.”

D. “Collaborates with members of the learning community and actively engages, directs and encourages students to develop a lifelong appreciation of literature and other creative expressions of information through at least 7 methods throughout the school and community, e.g., formal introduction to program, class book talks, one-on-one with patrons, promotion of current information in newspapers and periodicals, guest speakers such as authors, storytellers, journalists, illustrators, etc., and web sites that support literary and educational objectives.”

English Language Arts TEKS

k: 110.2(b) (9) Reading/comprehension. The student uses a variety of strategies to comprehend selections read aloud. The student is expected to:

(A) use prior knowledge to anticipate meaning and make sense of texts (K-3);

(B) establish purposes for reading or listening such as to be informed, to follow directions, and to be entertained (K-3)

1st gr: 110.3(b) (10) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads widely for different purposes in varied sources. The student is expected to:

(A) read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including classic and contemporary works, for pleasure and/or information

2nd gr: 110.4(b) (10) Reading/literary response. The student responds to various texts. The student is expected to:

(A) respond to stories and poems in ways that reflect understanding and interpretation in discussion (speculating, questioning) in writing, and through movement, music, art, and drama

3rd gr: 110.5(b) (10) Reading/literary response. The student responds to various texts. The student is expected to:

(A) respond to stories and poems in ways that reflect understanding and interpretation in discussion (speculating, questioning), in writing, and through movement, music, art, and drama

4th gr: 110.6(b) (8) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads widely for different purposes in varied sources. The student is expected to:

(A) read classic and contemporary works (2-8);

(B) select varied sources such as nonfiction, novels, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines when reading for information or pleasure (4-5); and

(C) read for varied purposes such as to be informed, to be entertained, to appreciate the writer’s craft, and to discover models for his/her own writing

5th gr: 110.7(b) (8) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads widely for different purposes in varied sources. The student is expected to:

(A) read classic and contemporary works (2-8);

(B) select varied sources such as nonfiction, novels, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines when reading for information or pleasure (4-5); and

(C) read for varied purposes such as to be informed, to be entertained, to appreciate the writer’s craft, and to discover models for his/her own writing (4-8).

6th gr: 110.22(b) (8) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads widely for different purposes in varied sources. The student is expected to:

(A) read classic and contemporary works (2-8);

(B) select varied sources such as nonfiction, novels, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines when reading for information or pleasure (4-5); and

(C) read for varied purposes such as to be informed, to be entertained, to appreciate the writer’s craft, and to discover models for his/her own writing (4-8).

7th gr: 110.23(b) (8) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads widely for different purposes in varied sources. The student is expected to:

(A) read classic and contemporary works (2-8);

(B) select varied sources such as nonfiction, novels, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines when reading for information or pleasure (4-5); and

(C) read for varied purposes such as to be informed, to be entertained, to appreciate the writer’s craft, and to discover models for his/her own writing (4-8).

8th gr: 110.24(b) (8) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads widely for different purposes in varied sources. The student is expected to:

(A) read classic and contemporary works (2-8);

(B) select varied sources such as plays, anthologies, novels, textbooks, poetry, newspapers, manuals, and electronic texts when reading for information or pleasure (6-8);

(C) read for varied purposes such as to be informed, to be entertained, to appreciate the writer’s craft, and to discover models for his/her own writing (4-8); and

9th gr: 110.42(b) (8) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads extensively and intensively for different purposes in varied sources, including world literature. The student is expected to:

(A) read to be entertained, to appreciate a writer’s craft, to be informed, to take action, and to discover models to use in his/her own writing;

(B) read in such varied sources as diaries, journals, textbooks, maps, newspapers, letters, speeches, memoranda, electronic texts, and other media;

(C) read world literature, including classic and contemporary works;

10th gr: 110.43(b) (8) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads extensively and intensively for different purposes in varied sources, including world literature. The student is expected to:

(A) read to be entertained, to appreciate a writer’s craft, to be informed, to take action, and to discover models to use in his/her own writing;

(B) read in varied sources such as diaries, journals, textbooks, maps, newspapers, letters, speeches, memoranda, electronic texts, and other media;

(C) read world literature, including classic and contemporary works

11th gr: 110.44(b) (8) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads extensively and intensively for different purposes and in varied sources, including American literature. The student is expected to:

(A) read to be entertained, to appreciate a writer’s craft, to be informed, to take action, and to discover models to use in his/her own writing;

(B) read in varied sources such as diaries, journals, textbooks, maps, newspapers, letters, speeches, memoranda, electronic texts, and other media;

(C) read American and other world literature, including classic and contemporary works;

12th gr: 110.45(b) 9) Reading/variety of texts. The student reads extensively and intensively for different purposes in varied sources, including British literature, in increasingly demanding texts. The student is expected to:

(A) read to be entertained, to appreciate a writer’s craft, to be informed, to take action, and to discover models to use in his/her own writing;

(B) read in varied sources such as diaries, journals, textbooks, maps, newspapers, letters, speeches, memoranda, electronic texts, and other media;

(C) read British and other world literature, including classic and contemporary works


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