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  • 5th Grade Project: Find and Share

    During Book Talk class visit the Bulletin Board  to complete Entry and Exit Tickets, find a partner and upload your work.
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  • Deconstructing Books During Adi’s Reading Challenge Voting Parties

    Lively, thoughtful discussions amongst avid readers took place in the Library this past week as the boys who read a number of the books for this year’s Adi’s Reading Challenge, named to honor the life of Aditya Srinivasan '19, joined in voting parties to select their choice for the ALA’s Newbery Medal. Adi’s Challenge included some of the best children’s books published in 2017.
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  • Next Parent-Child Book Club Book

    We will gather in the library on Monday, February 26th at 3:30 to discuss Dan Gemeinhart's heart-stopping adventure Some Kind of Courage. Hope to see you there!
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  • The Votes Are In

    A full week of pizza-voting parties and lively discussion of the contenders resulted in our predictions for books likely to win the Newbery Award.
         4L - The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
         4B - Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
         5th Grade - The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
         6th and 7th Grades - Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
    Please join us on Monday, February 12, during Snacktivity (10:30 - 11:00) in the library to watch the award announcements. May the best book win!

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  • Fifth Graders Learn First-Hand from Visiting Journalists

    Digital Fluency is an important part of the Fifth Grade curriculum. Media literacy is one component of the course. Before the boys can understand the concept of ‘fake’ news, they need to comprehend standards in journalism. To give the boys a real-world perspective, Library Director Sarah Kresberg invited her friends, Randy Smith and Mary Chung, both journalists, to speak to the Fifth Graders at Allen-Stevenson about their profession. Mr. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, has worked for a number of publications over the past 30 years, including The Wall Street Journal. Currently, he is working as a freelance journalist for The New York Times. Ms. Chung is the Founder and Managing Partner of Smash Street Media, having worked previously at the Financial Times and Chicago Tribune.
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