It is a great challenge that we all can meet, and celebrate with each other as we achieve our goal.
There are other reasons besides becoming an awesome reader. If you read 20 minutes away from school each day this school year, you will be in the group that scores in the highest percentile on tests, including state tests. That is because you will have over 1 million extra words in your brain, helping you understand all of your classes (and tests) better.
Lookat the chart below. Which group would you like to be in this year?
Let's do this, KC!
24 students from Kennedy Curry each read over one million words last school year. Students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades achieved this level of reading. I KNOW we can do better than that this year!
You know what Nike says: JUST DO IT!
Check out some books on SORA and check back here when you have finished a book and I will have information on how to keep track of the words. (it is easy)
SHOP IN THE KC BOOK SHOP --FOR FREE!!!
BOOK SHOP IS LOCATED INSIDE THE LIBRARY
Did you know? Your KC Library has a bookstore. And you can go shopping. FOR FREE.
Here is the deal: Read two chapter books from the library, then go shopping for 1 new book to add to your personal library at home.
We can each keep track of your books from your Million Word Tracker, and you will be able to go shopping in our bookstore when the library opens for students.
Do you have your public library card? Dallas library cards give you access to thousands more ebooks, music, films, the newest books, art, and much more.
See Mrs. Taylor for information.
READING ALOUD TO KIDS EVERYDAY PUTS THEM ALMOST
AHEAD OF CHILDREN WHO DO NOT RECEIVE DAILY READ ALOUDS.
IN ORDER TO HELP OUR STUDENTS, WE HAVE SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR:
THE KCMS PICTURE BOOK PROJECT
Have you started reading to your class yet?
We have a new picture book library of great books with important messages and beautiful art.
If you have not begun reading during breakfast time or just as class begins, please let me know and I will bring you some books.
Give it a try; you will love what a 10-minute investment does to the atmosphere of your class and the minds of your students.
Here are some of the most popular picture books in our library and elibrary. Check them out!
Free Books on Instagram? Check out the Insta Novel! Coming to a phone near you!
Are These Artist-Designed Instagram Novels part of the Future of Reading?
The New York Public Library Says "Hear Us Out"™
The next hot thing coming to Instagram? Books. Specifically, books in the form of Instagram stories, complete with video and images, courtesy of the New York Public Library.
On Instagram, each page of the book becomes a slide in the story, broadcasting classic literature across a social media platform better known for selfies and fun photos.
Go to Instagram
@nypl or #instanovels
Running. That's all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons?
We have something waiting just for you.
Hundreds of new books of all kinds; come in and check us out!
Did you know that you can read a book with your ears?
Your KC library has a new Audio Book section with over 100 exciting new titles, and there are hundreds of audio titles on SORA as well.
All you need is a set of earbuds and a a pair of ears. You won't believe where your imagination will take you----on a wild action-packed adventure, solving a mystery,
going to a fantasy land, hearing some poetry, getting lost in a romance, traveling around the world or being so scared that you will need to sleep with your teddy bear.
Come to the library and ask Mrs. Taylor about all these new adventures just waiting for you.
You will love them.
You can check out this book in audio or hardback or on SORA
The One and Only Ivan is one of the most popular books in our fiction section. Come see why students love to spend time getting to know the silverback gorilla named Ivan.
DID YOU KNOW??? YOUR KC LIBRARY HAS 8 OF THE 10 MOSTREAD BOOKS IN THE WORLD!
COME CHECK ONE OUT AND SEE WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS ALL ABOUT.
Have you ever been on a middle school field trip or wished you could go on one?
You will love this hilarious book!
The Worst Class Trip Ever (Class Trip Series #1) by Dave Barry
In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them-but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack-or maybe not.