Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Flipgrid Book Chats 2019

Flipgrid Book Chats
For our Free Reading Fri-Yay book chats, we are going to begin using Flipgrid, a student-friendly curation tool. Every three weeks, students will shoot a short 90 second video using his/her Chromebook. In the video, learners will select a favorite book that he/she has completed in the last month. In the video, he/she will create a book teaser where he/she gives a brief (and exciting) overview of the book. They need to be sure to "sell" it to their classmates.

This should also include a recommendation of  who would enjoy reading this recommended book. You may not create book chat videos of the books that have been part of our literature groups or that we have read as an entire class. (See list below)

Books that may not be included in the Flipgrid Book Chats

Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by  James Patterson
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Mistakes that Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones

Friday, January 4, 2019

January-February 2019 Important Dates

Important Dates in January and February


1/11 One Word Presentations
1/11 Report Cards
1/17 Lunch & Learn
1/21 No School
1/23 Lunch & Learn
1/23 Flipgrid Book chats due
1/31 Lunch & Learn
2/5 Lunch & Learn
2/8 Progress Reports
2/13 Lunch & Learn
2/18-2/19 No school
2/20 Lunch & Learn
2/28 Lunch & Learn

Please check back regularly as these will be updated.
Updated 1/11/19