The National Book Award: 2010
The National Book Awards were handed out last night, with Mockingbird, by Kathryne Erskine taking top prize for Young People's Literature (not to be confused with Mockingjay (Hubger Games series) by Suzanne Collins). Among the other nominees was Ship Breaker, recently featured in a VCS library display on dystopia novels. The top prize in adult fiction was for Jaimy Gordon's Lord of Misrule, a novel about the world of horse racing.
The Pulitzer Prize: Fiction
The Booker Prize
Nobel Prize in Literature
Michael Printz Award
YRCA Young Reader's Choice Award
(Pacific Northwest Library Association)
ORCA Oregon Reader's Choice Award
(Oregon Library Association)
Start a conversation about a book that changed your life. Post a comment between November 1st and 30th and receive a kiss from the library! (a chocolate one) Respond as a comment. I've done one as an example...
The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them
Find it in the VCS Library at 028 BOO in the non fiction stacks.
(or ask the librarians, it may be on display)
Lesson Plan (for teachers)
Booktalk Vlog Timeline (aprox. 9 hours of student contact time required)
Parental Permission Slip (for parents & teachers)
Booktalk Evaluation Guide (for students)
Peer/Self Review Rubric (for students)
Living in a Web 2.0 world, where students are sharing who-knows-what information in a public space, can be daunting. At the same time I imagine you don't want your student "left behind" 21st century technology tools they may be using in the workforce. As a parent it is your right to decide how much information--and of what kind--is released about your student. This project is no exception. Review the following documents for more information.
PPS Computer Use Policy
Permission Form regarding student online participation (authored by IT Dept)
Below is a fairly well done book talk . Your booktalk will be posted just like this and then your peers will make comments on it. All comments will have to be approved by Ms. Gapp before posted. I have made some comments about this book talk using constructive criticism.
Directions: Click on the "Comments," leave your FIRST NAME ONLY along with your constructive comment, leave the e-mail and website fields blank. Click "Submit." You will then get a message saying, "This comment is currently being held for moderation awaiting approval." Ms. Gapp will delete any comments which are not appropriate.
About the size of a cell phone, the Flip is as simple as filming gets. Works best in close proximity to your subject.
The Flip is a plug and play device. Editing software pops up when plugged into any standards USB port.
Digital Wish-Lesson Plans
Browse by subject or grade level for lesson plan ideas using the Flip and the integration of other technology in your classroom
The article above distills the best sites on the web to use as examples, inspiration, and education.
Lit Promotion for grades 3-8. Search by Subject, Grade Level, Author, and TItle. Click on "archives" to see actual booktalks.
Book Trailers from the University of Central Florida.
Examples of what middle and high school students have produced.
Teacher Tube you must an endure an ad before viewing.
Student Production using sound and pictures
Here's what NOT TO DO. (Sorry Jared)
Here is what we are STRIVING FOR. Not the most exciting talk, but it works.
So, what is the difference between a book talk and a book trailer?
A book talk generally involves one person as a "talking head." A book trailer involves images, sound, and film clips (just like a movie trailer) to promote a book.
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