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We have most of these at Eckstein! Some of my favorites from the list: Panic by Lauren Oliver, Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith, Cress by Marissa Meyer, She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick, and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton http://www.bustle.com/articles/51394-the-top-25-young-adult-novels-of-2014
bustle.com It has been an absolute break-out year for young adult literature. With movies like The Fault In Our Stars, Divergent, and Mockingjay: Part I practically breaking the box office, and loads and loads of think pieces about adults reading YA fiction, young adult has broken into the mainstream
Reasons why I love University Book Store: #1: Book Fair Week! Buy a book from http://ubookstore.com (or in-store) with the code ECK and support Eckstein. #2: Look at all these amazing authors coming to their store on Saturday: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=11&evyear=2014&eventid=2014092814255900&pre=20141118&pst=20141130
www2.bookstore.washington.edu Small Business Saturday - U District - Discussion & Book Signing: Various Authors
Have you heard of Teen Science Cafes? Sponsored by the Pacific Science Center, they are FREE events for teens featuring local scientists and hands-on activities. Find out more here: http://pacificsciencecenter.org/Education/Programs/teencafe.
pacificsciencecenter.org Teen Science Cafés are opportunities for teens to talk with local scientists and researchers about current and cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal setting.
Another Halloween post! These are super cool. http://bookriot.com/2014/10/22/15-awesome-bookish-jack-olanterns/
bookriot.com For fans of Halloween and books, there’s something irresistible about a good literary jack o’lantern. It’s not only fun to see what other book lovers have created on the canvas of a pumpkin, but it’s also neat to think about … Continued
Want some good Halloween books to read? Groot and Rocket have a few to suggest!
What bookshops would you add to this list? (Powell's anyone?) http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/gallery/2014/oct/10/weird-and-wonderful-bookshops-worldwide-in-pictures
theguardian.com From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in th…
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Double-support Eckstein by donating a magazine from the magazine fundraiser to the Eckstein Library! Go to www.gaschoolstore.com with the code 2669901 and pick one of these magazines (http://bit.ly/1ptnqYL) or another you think would be appropriate to purchase and donate!
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Do you know about Amy Poehler's Smart Girls? It's a great organization that "champions young women, letting them know that their best option is to be themselves." .(http://amysmartgirls.com). Check out this article they shared. I like #6: It feels really good when you ask me to teach you about what I'm learning or what I'm good at. You don't have to be awesome at computer programming to let me teach you some cool stuff, for instance.
huffingtonpost.com I like it when you think I'm funny. Or interesting. Or awesome. I actually do care what you think about me. Please find something specific you...
Did you know that tonight at 7pm at the University Book Store, the amazing graphic novel authors Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier will be talking about their latest book and signing copies? If you purchase a copy, mention Eckstein Middle School and 20% of the proceeds will support the library! If you can't go tonight, see them tomorrow at 6:30pm at the Northeast branch of the Seattle Public Library! http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=09&evyear=2014&eventid=2014080411303800&pre=20140917&pst=20140930
www2.bookstore.washington.edu Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier - Reading & Book Signing: Amulet #6: Escape From Lucien and Smile
The book fair is coming, the book fair is coming! Next week, the book fair will be open on Curriculum Night (Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:30-9:15pm), at the Eckstein library from Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 26th, online at http://www.bookstore.washington.edu/, or at the physical University Book Store - be sure to mention Eckstein! 20% of proceeds will support Eckstein's library.
It's been a busy winter, but happy spring break! To celebrate, the Seattle Public Library is offering free craft programs to tweens (4-8 grades) at several north end libraries during the week of spring break, April 14 – April 19. Check out the calendar of events for all branches here: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-calendar-of-events.
spl.org Join us for classes on SAT prep, planning for college, and online research; and fun events featuring games, pizza, anime and your favorite reads.
[01/15/13] Caldecott-winning author Kadir Nelson, who wrote the beautiful book, "I Have a Dream," featuring Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech illustrated with incredible paintings, will be speaking at the Central Library downtown this Wednesday, Jan. 16th at 7pm. A lovely way to celebrate the life of MLK Jr. after an early dismissal that day which will focuses on his life in honor of this upcoming Monday.
[01/10/13] Resource night for families of blind students! On Thursday, January from 4:30-8:30pm at Lowell Elementary, a number of organizations will be present to showcase resources for students who are blind or have visual impairments. Check it out!
Happy New Year! While there's still free time on your hands, check out this cool contest you can enter, the goal being to create a 2-minute video promoting one of your favorite books. Enter as many times as you want as long as it's a different book each time. One of my favorites I've read recently: What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang, a great middle school dystopian read. http://storytubes.info/drupal/
World Book Night is a celebration of books and reading on April 23 in which volunteers give away a selection of 30 books to people in their communities, aimed at those who don't regularly read. You too can sign-up to give away books at www.us.worldbooknight.org.
us.worldbooknight.org Join thousands of passionate readers and spread a love for reading on April 23, 2013.
Students in grade 5-8 could win a trip to England and Paris by entering in an essay competition! Find out more information here: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757104&eml=SMP/e/20121109////P2PTeacher//EntryForm/SL2_V1///&ym_MID=1447556&ym_rid=9028187
scholastic.com Challenge the kids in your life to join the search for The 39 Clues with this exciting contest from People to People Ambassador Programs.
The book Wonder by R. J. Palacio is an Eagles Read book and one of my favorite books of last year about a boy with a face so disfigured that whatever you imagine, it's worse. Check out these resources to help guide you and your students' reading of the book: http://www.helpreaderslovereading.com/2012/03/wonder-by-r-j-palacio.html.
helpreaderslovereading.com This is just too cool! Thank you for sharing your plan in its entirety. I think read-alouds in later grades are great, and not done enough.Can't wait to read this when it comes into my collection!
[11/01/12] New Eckstein Eagles Library News! Find out what's been going on with the Eckstein Library during the month of October: http://library-page.ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/modules/locker/files/get_group_file.phtml?gid=3634243&fid=18791173&.
A really great compilation of using iPads in the classroom. Some food for thought for the Eckstein library's iPads!
schrockguide.net ..a list of the apps I have downloaded to support K-12 teaching and learning; use the App Store search box below to find out more about the app you are interested in.
Happy Halloween, and may the odds be ever in your favor! Some great spooky books to read on Halloween: A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, Long Lankin (new!), Beware by R.L. Stine, Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan, The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, and Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz
Thanks to Whitman Middle School Library's awesome librarian Chris Gustafson for pointing out this great tool for learning about pros and cons to the various ballot measures in Washington State. Perfect for students working on persuasive election pieces to think about the use of pathos, logos, and ethos in those issues: https://wash.livingvotersguide.org/.
wash.livingvotersguide.org Washington's citizen-powered voters guide. Engage with your virtual neighbors about the 2012 election. Experience a better democracy.
Seventh-graders have been working hard on writing evidence-based claim persuasive paragraphs about an issue in the election. Over the next two weeks, they will work on a candidate profile about either a Presidential or Gubernatorial candidate. Check out this eBin on the library Fusion page for pages that pull together information on issues from a variety of sources! http://bit.ly/TIHYMd.
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The award-winning author (and phenomenal speaker) Christopher Paul Curtis will be speaking at the University of Washington this Thursday night 10/25 at 7pm. $5 for students, $10 for adults. Register here to attend: http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=108261&view=Detail
engage.washington.edu Join us for the Information School's annual Spencer G. Shaw Lecture. This year's lecture features Christopher Paul Curtis, award-winning author ofThe Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963,Bud, Not Buddy,Mr. Chickee's Funny Money,Mr. Chickee’s Messy Mission, andBucking the Sarge. His second novel,Bud, Not Bu...
Infographics are a great visual way to display a lot of information. The other day, I discovered 3 great sites where you can easily create infographics of your own! Check out http://easel.ly, http://visual.ly/, and http://piktochart.com/. (I think easel.ly is the easiest one to start with--check out this one I created the other day to explain the difference between electrons, protons, and neutrons!)
In honor of Teen Read Week, 7th graders in Ms. Quist's class made these reading suggestions!
In honor of Teen Read Week, 7th graders in Ms. Quist's class made these reading suggestions!
The Book Fair sponsored by the University Book Store is going on today! Stop by during curriculum night to purchase a book and 20-25% will go to the Eckstein Library. If you don't make it tonight, if you go to the University Book Store at any point this weekend, mention that you're with Eckstein Middle School so that the library will receive a percentage back.
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Thanks for the warm welcome, Seattle...especially McClure Middle School, Eckstein Middle School, Whittier Elementary, Secret Garden Books, and Third Place Books!
Marissa Moss and Jordan Jacobs
Students received a visit from a local Seattle Public Library teen librarian, Jessica Lucas, today! They learned about resources at the public library (for example, free music downloads and new DVDs in addition to books as well as great online resources) and also about Banned Books Week. Check out the Seattle Public Library's teen part of their website here: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens
spl.org Borrow FREE books, movies (DVDs) and music (CDs); download books, movies and music; FREE tutoring and online homework help; programs for teens.
[10/02/12] Congratulations to September's Eagles Read winners: Louisa, Emma, Even, Isabella, and Marie! They received one of the following gift cards: Starbucks, Top Pot Donuts, Grateful Bread, or Subway! (Not sure what Eagles Read is? It's a school-wide, year-long reading challenge where the goal is for every student and staff member to read at least one of 50 Eagles Read books and enter to win monthly prizes!)
[10/01/12] Find out what's been going on and is currently going on in the Eckstein Library by reading the library newsletter, available here! http://ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1708833/File/Eckstein%20Library/2012.10.1_Eckstein_Eagles_Library_News.pdf?sessionid=9a685300c284dda40e9667b7e4513fd2 . Prefer to get the newsletter emailed to you? Email myself, Erin Sterling at [email protected].
Jessica Shirvington visited Eckstein Middle School library yesterday and saw 210 students over 3 class periods, which was fabulous. She talked about her personal story of becoming a writer and what inspired her to keep writing. One thing th......at was really powerful is how she told students to surround themselves with people who say, "Go for it!" and to be a person who tells that to other people. I was really impressed with how thoughtful students' questions were.
Tomorrow, Jessica Shirvington, the author of the excellent dark fantasy Embrace will be talking about her sequel Entice and giving advice to young writers during periods 4, 5, and 6 in the Eckstein Library. We are really excited to have her visit! Check out the book trailer for Entice here.
On her seventeenth birthday Violet Eden's whole life changed. One minute she was a normal teenager obsessed with her art...and Lincoln. The next she has to g...
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