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What we’ll be reading in November

JFDS Library October/ November 2010

Meeting an author in person!

2:30 - 3:30 Tuesdays in November - catch us reading The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Flyers going out in ELA classes the week of Oct. 25.

Feeding our Ravenous Readers... The recipe for keeping our readers satisfied requires the following ingredients: lots and lots of new library books (a new batch out each month), NoveList K-8* (a reader’s advisory database found in MARVEL), InfoCentre (our online library catalog), and terrific suggestions from friends and teachers! Parents and guardians are invited to read from our library as well! Ask your son or daughter for their suggestions! New books will be rolling out: week of Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Jan. 3 *Creating an account in MARVEL (Maine’s Virtual Library) is easy! Visit Maine Student Book Award Program “Pledge Week” Oct. 18-22! Join us as we take the pledge to try to read at least 3 Maine Student Book award titles this year and qualify to be a voter this March! More info. available on our Reading Rocks blog

On Saturday, October 2nd, four of our James F. Doughty students chose to spend their Saturday afternoon with Cynthia Lord, author of Rules and Touch Blue, at the Bangor Book Festival! Mrs. Lord’s presentation was the perfect blend of humorous stories as well as powerful suggestions to young writers! Mrs. Patterson will continue to find ways to connect our students with authors both virtually and in person this school year. Stay tuned!

Our 21st century learners are using the Big 6 Steps to Information Problem Solving and are learning to... ask questions solve information problems evaluate sources of information use information and technology ethically and responsibly communicate and collaborate effectively in person and online evaluate their work and know when they need to make improvements For more on The Big 6, visit... Library Hours:

WANTED: 2 or 3 passionate readers to write about books, authors and all things literary on our school reading blog, Reading Rocks! Interested? See Mrs. Patterson today!

Monday - Thursday 7:45* - 3:30 Friday 8:15 - 3:00 *Before school, look for the OPEN sign at the Library door at the front of the building.

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READING ROCKS @ J.F.D.S. New Audio Books available to borrow and download to your MLTI laptop or one of our 5 new iPod Shuffles! Anything But Typical by Nora Baskin (a 2010-2011 Maine Student Book Award nominee) The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn Pop by Gordon Korman White Fang and Call of the Wild by Jack London The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale (the first in the Pendragon series) The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers (author of Hoops and Monster) Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen Steel Trapp by Ridley Pearson (thriller, crime novel) Murders in the Rue Morgue and other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Information for Parents and Guardians

All titles available in the Media Center

Bangor High School Tutors Available for JFDS Students! Who? BHS National Honor Society students When? after school @ JFDS If you think your child would benefit from a one-to-one or small group tutoring session once a week, please contact John Cowie, Guidance Counselor, JFDS @ 941-6220

Ways to Encourage Reading @ Home! Scholastic offers “17 Ways to Keep Your Middle-Schooler Turning the Pages” at

Need more information? Contact Lori Patterson, Library Media Specialist

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Reading Rocks Newsletter  

October and November 2010

Reading Rocks Newsletter  

October and November 2010