March 11, 2010 Meeting



Watch the 60 Minutes video with brain researcher Marcel Just from Carnegie Mellon University. "How Technology May Soon Read Your Mind" http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-10131643-76.html or http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/12/31/60minutes/main4694713.shtml



See the Websites page for resources recommended by Rosanne Parry, the author that we Skyped with during our meeting.

Some of Rosanne's ideas:
  • Organize parent-child book clubs http://imaginationsoup.net/2010/03/parent-child-book-clubs/
  • Have a multiple copy shelf in the library so friends can pick out a book to read together
  • Reading buddies
  • Battle of the Books - quizbowl format, read a collection of books in different genres picked by the librarian and then compete
  • SSR book club
  • Newberry Club - librarian picks books that are eligible to win a "newberry" award, voted on by the students
  • Family Literacy Night
  • develop a partnership witha local, independent bookstore
  • Develop a cannon of books at each grade level for "intentional read aloud time." Every year update the list with a more contemporary selection
  • Poster idea for a book fair night: What is the best first line of a book you've ever read
  • Read alike lists (If you liked Harry Potter, then try this...)