Thursday, April 5, 2018: #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge

Goals: Identify a book that will be “reading without walls” for you. Post the title, author, and reason it is “reading without walls” to a Google Classroom discussion.


  • Sign up for 4th Quarter Book Talks
  • Due Today: Weekly Pages 13 (top of English Journal Doc)


1. #034 Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. Read the directions and answer today’s question. Be sure to press See previous responses to read what your classmates wrote.

2. #039 #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge!

Read the handout (see below) about the Reading Without Walls Challenge. After you search the online catalog and choose your book, post to the #039 #ReadingWithoutWalls assignment in Google Classroom.

For the national program, click HERE.


Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Bring Book Tomorrow

Friday, February 2: Library Book Checkout

Goals: Participate in book talks Check out books. Read.


  • Thank you for finishing Newsela article #1: Read, annotate, write, quiz, and Google Classroom discussion
  • If you are not done with Newsela article #1, please complete it for homework.
  • If you have a library book from our last visit, turn it in or renew it today.
  • Look forward to “Two Truths” as part of our debriefing time today.
  • iPad Roster: How many students forgot their iPads? How many have damaged or not-working iPads / keyboards? How many students forgot to charge their iPads?

1) Reading Log

Take out the book you read this week and open your #BookLove Reading log. Record your reading progress for this week.



2) Book Talks

Listen to book talks and write the titles that interest you on your My Next Reads app (in notes).

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

3) Browse, Checkout, & Read

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

Homework: Read. Charge your iPad. Bring your Book tomorrow. If Needed, Complete Newsela Article #1

Thursday, November 2: Library Checkout

Goals: Browse using the Destiny app. Use the favorites feature. Check out books. Read.


  • Check NEO for narrative rubric. Comments are in 3 places: Google Doc, Classroom, and NEO
  • The second half of class today is reading workshop.
  • Weekly pages 5 due TODAY. Did you turn in your English Journal?

1) Starter, Agenda, & Announcements (5)

Complete the starter in Google Classroom.

2) Explore the Destiny App (15)

  • Download the Destiny app from Self Service.
  • Log in to the app. Mrs. Ferrall will give you the directions.
  • Browse by topic. Try out several different topics.
  • Explore the e-book selections.
  • Add several favorites to your list.

3) Browse, Checkout, & Read (25)

Homework: Read. Charge your iPad. Bring your Book tomorrow.

Library Read Around & Book Checkout


Goal: Read a little bit of several books (three or four or five). Experiment. Try reading a book that is different than the kind you usually choose: It may be a new or unfamiliar genre. It may have characters who are different than you. It may take place in an unfamiliar setting.


  • Bring your completed storyboard to class tomorrow.
  • The book you checked out three weeks ago is due! Turn it in or renew it.

1) Library Read Around

  • Spend a few moments looking over the books at your table.
  • Choose one book. You are making a four or five minute commitment to trying it out.
  • Skim the blurb on the back or inside the front cover.
  • Read the beginning until you hear the signal to stop. The only sound we should hear is the sound of pages turning.
  • If you like the book keep it. If not, put it back on the table.
  • On the signal, stand up and move clockwise to a new table. If you liked your book, bring it with you.


2) Book Checkout & Read

  • Browse for a new book.
  • Renew or checkout a book (or two or three or four).
  • Get cozy and start reading.

Homework: Finish Storyboard. Read 30 minutes daily (log completed tomorrow). Charge your iPad.


Library Visit and Book Checkout


Goal: Learn how to use the online library catalog. Check out a book or three or four. Read.

1) Announcements

  • Weekly Pages 2 Due Today: Turn in to Google Classroom under English Journal. Click HERE to go to Google Classroom.
  • The book you checked out three weeks ago is due! Turn it in or renew it.

2) Find Online Library Catalog and Add to Home Screen

  • In Safari, go to GV’s website at Add this to your home screen if you have not done it yet.
  • Click on Academics and Library.
  • Choose Library Catalog from School. (If you are at home, choose Library Catalog from Home.)
  • Press the share button (box with arrow in upper right) and add the catalog to your home screen.
  • Change the name to Library Catalog and press Add
add to home screen

Add to home screen


3) Catalog Practice

Follow the directions below. Your answers are due by the end of the period. We are working on paper today.

(Absent Students: Type your response on Google Docs and share with

Click HERE to open the practice in a Google Doc.

Library Catalog Practice

4) Browse, Check Out Books, & Read

After you turn in your Catalog Practice, find a book (or two or three) to read. Get cozy and start reading.

Homework: Read 30 minutes daily (log completed tomorrow). Charge your iPad.


Library Orientation Day & Book Checkout

Goal: Learn how to find books in our school library and check out one or more for independent reading.

Announcements: Did you submit yesterday’s reading-writing survey? If not, complete it for homework. Click HERE for the survey.

1) Meet in the Library

2) Complete the Library Scavenger Hunt

Click HERE for the Google Doc. (NOTE: If you are absent today, make sure you visit the library before school, after school, or at lunch to complete the activity. You will receive full credit when you turn it in to the completed work basket in our classroom.)

3) Check out your book(s)!

4) Sit down and read

Reading logs are completed in class on Fridays. Your log should reflect 30 minutes of daily reading.

Homework: Read 30 minutes daily. Bring your book with you to school every day.