Project LIT Challenge 2020

7th Grade Students have shared their favorite ProjectlLIT books on FlipGrid.

Book Trailers

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Hurricane Child

Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

For Black Girls Like Me

Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

Dactyl Hill Squad

Front Desk

The Marrow Thieves

Here to Stay

A Very Large Expanse of Sea


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


Just Mercy

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

In preparation for our field trip to the Seattle Rep’s Shout, Sister, Shout! you will learn about Sister Rosetta Tharpe using the Choice Board below.

  1. With a partner complete 3 in a row on the CHOICE BOARD.  Take notes on the paper provided for each choice.
  2. When you have completed 3 in a row, complete 1 submission to our Padlet.
  3. Your padlet should include: your names, a picture of SRT and at least 2 facts.


Reading Lives and Your Legacy

As you prepare to move on to high school, what is the legacy that you would want to leave behind for future #ravensreaders?  Please take a minute to think of something that you read this year that feel our library should have.  Talk with your table and then post one book photo (with title and author) on our Padlet for today

Thank you for taking the time to ensure our library continues to grow in a way that responds to students and their interests.

Read Alouds 18|19

We have been using daily (or almost daily) read alouds in math, science, language arts and history for most of a year now.  As we work to fine tune this practice, please take a couple of minutes to watch the SWAY and think about all of the books that were read this year.  You honest, and constructive, feedback is very important.

When choosing which book was most memorable or impactful, please be clear in your explanation.  For example:  Be Quiet “b/c it taught me that everything doesn’t have to be exactly what you want it to be.” or The Bad Seed “because it was about a grumpy seed that couldn’t grow until he found out he needed to be nice.”

When rating the over read aloud program, 1-5 stars, please be aware that constructive criticism is more likely to influence change, where necessary.  For example: “**** I rated this 4 stars out of 5 because they were great books and fun to read, but there were some that didn’t make sense and some that wasted time”  or “**** it calmed me down to read a book at the beginning of class.”

Thank you for your honest, constructive feedback.  Take the survey NOW.  I will be sharing results with our school community, when they are completed.


Championship Round – March Book Madness 2019

We have made it to the championship round.  With just over 17,000 votes cast, for our original 32 books, the final four proved to be a tough round.

The Rule of One by Ashley and Leslie Saunders narrowly beat our inaugural champion, The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater.  Not too surprisingly, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas dominated The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  All of our Final Four books are well worth the read.  Follow the links provided to read a summary or stop by our library @eaglestafflib (on Twitter or Instagram).

Our Championship round is now underway.  Don’t forget to vote between The Hate U Give and The Rule of One!  Voting is open until Friday afternoon, April 5, 2019.  Our Champion will be announced Monday morning, April 8, 2019.


Middle School Reading Life

A lot can change in three years. As you prepare to head off to High School, please take a minute to share a small piece of your reading life. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be conferencing with each of you to talk about what worked in Middle School and what did not, maybe even what you hope for the future.  I’d be happy to share with your High School Librarians!

Please take a few minutes to add to our Middle School Reading Life Padlet. For each entry (6,7,8) be sure to include:

  • your initials (first and last, RW)
  • your LA class period # (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc)
  • use the WEB search tool to find a picture of the books you choose