Tag Archives: Mary Ann Scheuer

August 04

HOW TO HOST A MOCK NEWBERY BOOK CLUB: 10 EASY STEPS by Armin Arethna and Mary Ann Scheuer

Hosting a Mock Newbery Book Club in your school is as easy as 1, 2, 3…..   Welcome all students–don’t limit to high readers! Choose 4th and 5th grades, or only 5th Find two adults to lead book club–librarians or teachers. We have found that having two leaders works best, for our students and for […]

Each Kindness, by Jacqueline Woodson – review by Mary Ann Scheuer

Be kind. Be present. Act the way you want to be treated.   These are all messages we try to share with our children, our students, ourselves. And yet do the lectures work? How do we help our kids see the impact that their actions have?   Jacqueline Woodson’s picture book Each Kindness struck me […]

Great apps for all book lovers to explore!

Zip! Zap! Zoom! My library is anything BUT quiet during our recess time. Of course students are visiting and sharing about books they love. But they’ve also had a great time exploring iPads this year. Students read picture book apps, explore nonfiction book apps, and play math games to practice basic math facts.   Do […]

Introducing mysteries with a great picture book

I’ve had a great time introducing mysteries to 3rd graders. Reading mysteries is such fun, but it also sharpens your reading skills – getting you to notice clues as you read, pay attention to character’s motives, and making predictions. All of these are important skills. We kicked off our unit in the library by reading […]

Setting: the magic of a place

As book lovers, we know about how the setting of a book can sweep you away to far-away places. Whether it’s the way that Anne Ursu pulls us into the magical winter landscape of the Minnesota woods in Breadcrumbs or the way Jennifer Holm makes us feel the dirt between our toes as we walk […]