Discovering Literacy on the Western Edge

steamonlyOil and Offshore

Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

108 views






February 2012

Discovering Literacy on the Western Edge

North Dakota Reading Month


Dickinson

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1
Introduce

Reading in
the Badlands


Gushing
with Great Ideas!

2
What are you reading?

Post a sign outside your
door to share what you
and
your
students
are reading.

3
Mark

your way
through a good book!
Create a book mark.

4

5

6
Oil

in the
Badlands,

Read Oil by
Christin

Ditchfield

7
Black

gold day!
Wear Black, as you
dig for a good
book!

8
Color Day! Read
a book that matches
your shirt.


9

Feel the power of a
good book, Read, From
Oil to Gas by Shannon
Knudsen.

10
High Energy! Feel
the reading energy

wear
yellow!

11

12

13
Hard

h
ats off to
a good book.

Wear
a hat.

14
Haul

in a good
book. Bring your
favorite book to
share.

15
Map

out a good
book. Create a story
map of your favorite
book.

16

Light up your site.
Read with a flashlight!

17
Don’t Spill! Read
Oil Spill, by Melvin

Berger

18

19

20
Drill Deep,
into a good book!


21
People in the
Badlands: Read Oil
Rig Worker by
William Thomas


22
Crack open a
good book!

Read
while eating Cracker
Jacks.

23
Pull someone into a
good book. Write a
book recommendation
to a friend.

24
A

barrel of good
books. Fill your book
basket with good fit
books!

25

26

27
Show your
stamina!

Read for
more than 20
minutes!

28
Use

your
resources wisely!
Read The
Lorax

by
Dr.
Suess

29

Celebrate
Success! Have a
book talk party.

Dear Teachers,


North Dakota has designated February as North Dakota Reading
Month. The theme for 2012 is Discovering Literacy on the Western
Edge. We have compiled a few ideas to get students excited about
reading for the month of February.


We ask that classrooms decorate according to the theme, which is the
theme of the North Dakota Reading Conference to be held in Dickinson
during the month of April.


Attached is a calendar
of activities that are
centered around our
theme. These activities
include books about oil,
the people who work in the
oil industry, and the
conservation of our natural
resources. We are excited
to share these activities
with you! Happy reading!

Energy Related Books

Oil, Gas, and Coal (Energy for Today)
by Tea Benduhn

Solar Power (Energy for Today)
by Tea Benduhn

Ethanol and Other New Fuels (Energy for Today)
by Tea Benduhn

Nuclear Power (Energy for Today)

by Tea Benduhn

Water Power (Energy for Today)
by Tea Benduhn

Wind Power (Energy for Today)
by Tea Benduhn

Water Power (Energy for Today)
by Tea Benduhn

Oil Rig Roughneck (Cool Careers (Gareth Stevens))

by
Geoffrey M. Horn

Oil Rig Worker (Benchmark Rockets)

by
William Thomas

Oil Rig Workers: Life Drilling for Oil (Extreme Careers)

by Linda Bickerstaff and
Katherine White

Gaston Drills an Offshore Oil Well (Gaston Series)

by
James Rice

The Discoverer Enterprise: World's Largest Offshore Drilling Rig (Reading Power:
Record
-
Breaking Structures)

by
Mark Thomas


Oil and Gas (Rocks, Minerals, and Resources)

by
John Paul Zronik

Oil (True Books: Natural Resources)

by
Christin Ditchfield

Using Coal, Oil, and Gas (Exploring Earth's Resources)

by
Sharon Katz Cooper

How Did That Get to My House? Natural Gas (Community Connections)

by
Nancy
Robinson Masters

Oil Spill! (Let's
-
Read
-
and
-
Find... Science 2)

by
Melvin Berger

and Paul Mirocha

Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

by
Elaine Landau

What's So Bad About Gasoline?: Fossil Fuels and What They Do


(Let's
-
Read
-
and
-
Find... Science 2)

by
Anne Rockwell

and Paul Meisel


Oil and Natural Gas (Energy4me)

by Society of Petroleum Engineers


Save the Earth Books

It's Earth Day! (Little Critter)

by
Mercer Mayer

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book

by
Gary Kowalski

and Rocco Baviera

Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (I Can Read Book 1)

by Jane O'connor and
Robin Preiss Glasser

Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration

by
Alyssa Satin Capucilli

and David T. Wenzel

The EARTH Book

by
Todd Parr

The Earth and I

by
Frank Asch

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)


by
Alison Inches

and Pete Whitehead

Earth Day (First Step Nonfiction)

by
Robin Nelson

Dear Children Of The Earth

by
Schim Schimmel

Children of the Earth... Remember

by
Schim Schimmel

Arthur Turns Green (Arthur Adventure Series)

by
Marc Brown

Energy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

by
Alexandra Fix

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Go Green)

by
Helen Lanz

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse: Level 2 (Mathematics Readers)

by Suzanne Barchers

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain F...
by Lynne Cherry

The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
by Dr. Seuss

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth (Citize...
by Rochelle Strauss

Just a Dream
by Chris Van Allsburg

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle (Picture Puffins)

by
Chief
Seattle

Mother Earth/Father Sky

by Jane Yolen and Jennifer Hewitson

Footprints on the Roof: Poems About the Earth

by
Marilyn Singer

and Meilo So

Sneed Collard III

Animals Asleep


1,000 Years Ago on Planet Earth


Teeth

Sneed B. Collard III's Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards

The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale


B is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet (Discover America State By
State. Alphabet Series)


George Ella Lyon

All the Water in the World

Where I'm From (Writers' & Young Writers' Series #2)

The Pirate of Kindergarten (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover))

Weaving the Rainbow

Who Came Down That Road?

Nelson Lauver

Bob Kann

Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel (Badger Biographies Series)

Frank Lloyd Wright and His New American Architecture (Badger
Biographies Series)

Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion (Badger Biographies Series)





Katie Wood Ray

About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest
Writers

In Pictures and In Words: Teaching the Qualities of Good
Writing Through Illustration Study

Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary
Classroom

Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in
the Writing Workshop

What You Know by Heart: How to Develop Curriculum for
Your Writing Workshop

The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts
(And They're All Hard Parts)


ReLeah Cossett Lent

Literacy for Real: Reading, Thinking, and Learning in the
Content Areas (Language & Literacy Practitioners
Bookshelf)

Engaging Adolescent Learners: A Guide for Content
-
Area
Teachers

Literacy Learning Communities: A Guide for Creating
Sustainable Change in Secondary Schools

Adolescents on the Edge: Stories and Lessons to
Transform Learning


Some books by the 2012
Conference Authors