I got my library keys today! So many keys! I have the library door key, the classroom door key, the media drawers key, the cabinet key, the two file cabinet keys, the locked drawer keys (which have more keys in them, to what I don’t know), and a slew of other keys that I don’t know what they go to. It is an impressive bunch. I’m going to start shelf-reading/inventory on Friday (since I should have time to set up on Friday), so maybe I can make it through part of the collection before school starts! I’d be content with making it through Biographies.
I spent today with the ELA teachers. We discussed how to use different levels of literature to help under-performing students learn how to infer. The point made was that many students know how to read, but they can’t infer from texts. The presenter utilized picture books (not really children’s books) to show us how high school students can benefit from high quality literature that may just be in this different format. He read aloud a couple of books to us, including one called The Black Dog, which was really fantastic. It had us waiting for him to turn the pages so we could find out what happened. If we, as adults ages 25-65, wanted to know what happened with this story, then maybe high school kids would too. There was a good message in it, and students could infer what the dog really stood for in the story.