Monday, March 27, 2017

Margaret Peterson Haddix and 39 Clues

Utilize the preview, book summary, book excerpts, and quotes to get to know at least one work by our expected visitor, Margaret Peterson Haddix.

39 Clues: The Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix and


Library Postcard Details and Resources 

1-After participating in the preview activities and discussing the quotes in pairs, select a quote from the book that reflects the main idea and an important message  from the book.
2- Paraphrase this quote (remembering RAPs) and complete at least one peer review ____ (using TAG, see below)
3- Use the Read Write Think Postcard Creator Planner (form below or use the format) to brainstorm a postcard design using this paraphrased quote (possible thank you to Margaret Peterson Haddix)
4-Post a link/copy of the plan  ___________ (or email to with the subject Postcard).
5-After our author visit, finalize the postcard using the postcard creator (share to ____ or email to with the subject Postcard).

Postcard and (Also see RWT Postcard)

TAG (Tell what you like, Ask a question, and/or Give a suggestion)

Teacher Resources

Margaret Peterson Haddix (Survey)

Complete this survey ASAP to show interest in attending the planned presentation for March 28:


Author Website:

Spotlight Book: Among the Hidden

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Activites for Friday*, March 10

4th and 5th Grade*
View Video on Paraphrasing

Discuss the six steps to paraphrasing
(Split students into two groups with 1 for discussion/1 for check-out then rotate)

Oral Response
After class discussion and in partners of 2, students should select and tell at least 2 steps to paraphrasing in their own words.  Ask for volunteers to tell 1-2 steps to the whole class in their own words.

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade*
Continue watching Ruby Bridges or read the book (on circulation desk or in substitute packet)                                                                                         (lrsd staff member must be logged in to the computer to show this video)

Story Review Activities

Check-out Note: Students may check-out books if the media clerk is present.  If not, students can put books on hold using scrap paper as a book mark (include name and teacher) and leave on the shelf behind the circulation desk (stack books as a class).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


"6 Steps to Effective Paraphrasing

  1. Reread the original passage until you understand its full meaning.
  2. Set the original aside, and write your paraphrase on a note card.
  3. Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to remind you later how you envision using this material. At the top of the note card, write a key word or phrase to indicate the subject of your paraphrase.
  4. Check your rendition with the original to make sure that your version accurately expresses all the essential information in a new form.
  5. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phraseology you have borrowed exactly from the source.
  6. Record the source (including the page) on your note card so that you can credit it easily if you decide to incorporate the material into your paper. "                                                                            From: 

Tools with Google Docs  (including citing sources) (ask for help on viewing this video at school)