November Message

Posted November 12, 2021


Books at VictoryThings to be aware of:

  • Please do not consume food or drink around library books brought home
  • Accidents (page rips, etc) happen. Please send the book back to school as soon as possible with a small note attached indicating the area to be fixed. We can’t fix it if we don’t know it needs some work 🙂
  • If you lose a book, please let your child’s educator(s) know ASAP. This way we can add a note and put a plan in place or look at options.
  • Please try and keep books for only a week at a time. Your child has a library period each week and if they do not return their book(s), they may not be allowed to take out more.

Good fit books

What is a good fit book? A student can open any book (fiction or non) to any page and start reading. If they encounter 2 words on the page that are tricky or unknown, it is still a good-fit book. They can make meaning using illustrations, diagrams, and other information on the page(s).

If there are 3 or more words on the page that are unknown and cannot be figured out, the book is too hard, put it back and try choosing another one.Tips for reading at home – or talking to older students about what they are reading:

  • Model reading if it is something that you enjoy – recipes, news, fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks
  • Take a trip to your local library – many things can be signed up for online or accessed online
    • You may even be able to borrow sports equipment, board games, puzzles, or other things
  • Bedtime is a great time to read together for little ones – you can always read the pictures and make up your own stories
    • Little ones like repetition, don’t be surprised if they ask you to read the same story 9 times.
  • For older readers – graphic novels are all the rage (think comics with a more in depth storyline).
    • Inquire what they like about the graphic novel
    • If they could change the story/a character, what would they change? Why?
  • Is your older reader into nonfiction (books about real life topics)?
    • Minecraft
    • Animals
    • Geography – find a pamphlet about a local ecological or conservation area to explore
    • Crafts – drawing, textiles such as sewing, beads, or yarn crafts, cooking, woodburning,
    • Magic
    • Board Games – ex. Dungeons and Dragons information are all in books
    • Sports
    • People in history
  • Board games are excellent ways to get older students reading – cards, instructions, researching other games like it or rules for card games

The 10 Rights of the Reader

The Rights Of Reader

  1. The right not to read
  2. The right to skip
  3. The right not to finish a book
  4. The right to re-read
  5. The right to read anything
  6. The right to mistake a book for real life
  7. The right to read anywhere
  8. The right to dip in
  9. The right to read out loud
  10. The right to be silent

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