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The Brain FOOD PYRAMID Variation by Mrs. Barbara Quintangeli Library Media Specialist Perkiomen Valley Middle School West MIND CANDY PLEASURE READING INSPIRATIONAL.

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1 The Brain FOOD PYRAMID Variation by Mrs. Barbara Quintangeli Library Media Specialist Perkiomen Valley Middle School West MIND CANDY PLEASURE READING INSPIRATIONAL READING AWARD WINNNERS and Classics NONFICTION Click on underlined words to learn more! The orignial Brain Food Pyramid was created by Tammie Failmezger, Harper Park Middle School, Leesburg, VA

2 The Brain Food Pyramid The Brain Food Pyramid is set up like the USDA Food Pyramid MIND CANDY PLEASURE READING INSPIRATIONAL READING AWARD WINNNERS and Classics NONFICTION Feed your brain with good book selection. READ EVERY DAY! Focus on Nonfiction at the base of the pyramid. Read from the top sparingly!

3 NONFICTION The foundation of your reading…choose nonfiction every day! Newspapers & Magazines for current eventsNewspapers & Magazines Nonfiction books increase knowledge in a variety of subjects.Nonfiction books Learn more about school subjects. Click on underlined words to learn more! MIND CANDY PLEASURE READING INSPIRATIONAL READING AWARD WINNNERS and Classics NONFICTION

4 AWARD WINNERS Learn about people and the world in which you live. Model for writing – dialogue, plot, etc. Awards include Newbery, PA Young Readers Choice, and American Library Association (ALA)Awards Click on underlined words to learn more! INSPIRATIONAL READING MIND CANDY PLEASURE READING AWARD WINNNERS and Classics NONFICTION

5 INSPIRATIONAL READING Includes biographies, autobiographies, character-building stories, and poems. Helps readers learn perseverance, determination, goal- setting, and other admirable traits Knowledge from these books will help in history class, too. MIND CANDY PLEASURE READING INSPIRATIONAL READING AWARD WINNNERS and Classics NONFICTION

6 PLEASURE READING Includes poetry, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and non-award winning books Just fun to read Creates excitement about reading MIND CANDY PLEASURE READING INSPIRATIONAL READING AWARD WINNNERS and Classics NONFICTION Click here to read about literary genres such as realistic and historical fiction.

7 MIND CANDY Cartoons, joke books, comic books Teen celebrity magazines Read just a little – NOT every day! MIND CANDY PLEASURE READING INSPIRATIONAL READING AWARD WINNNERS and Classics NONFICTION Just like candy puts holes into your teeth, reading too much of this category will put holes (large gaps) into your knowledge base.

8 Newspapers & Magazines Newspapers available at the Library Media Center (LMC): –USA Today –Philadelphia Inquirer –Pottstown Mercury –Norristown Times Herald –The Valley Item Magazines available at the LMC: –U.S. News & World Report, Time, Newsweek, Girls Life, Boys Life, Sports Illustrated, Good Housekeeping, Skateboarding, Ride BMX, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Faces, Dig, Consumer Reports, National Geographic, Current Events, Junior Scholastic, Time for Kids, and more!

9 Dewey Decimal Numbers Click here to view a short presentation about the DDC.Click here to view a short presentation about the DDC. Our Library Media Center is organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. According to Dewey, Fiction books may be classified under 813, but we have a separate section that begins with the call number F Our short story collections begins with SC Reference books begin with REF Biography books begin with B Collective biography begins with 920

10 ALA Literary Awards John Newbery - most distinguished contribution to American literature for children Michael L. Printz – excellence in Young Adult literature Coretta Scott King – African American author and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions Robert F. Sibert – most distinguished informational book Mildred L. Batchelder – most outstanding book originally published in foreign language Click here for more details and lists of award winning books!

11 Literary Genres A genre is a type of literature based on tone, technique, or content. Some of the genres studied in middle school include: –AdventureAdventure –FantasyFantasy –MysteryMystery –Science FictionScience Fiction –Realistic FictionRealistic Fiction –Historical FictionHistorical Fiction Classics are also taught in middle schoolClassics

12 A type of literature that has high stakes and lots of thrills. Often, the life of the hero hangs in the balance while he or she faces dangers by threatening villains or nature -- or both. Some popular adventure authors include: Cornelia Funke, Anthony Horowitz, Jack London, Gary Paulsen, Theodore Taylor, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

13 A type of literature that deals with the imaginary or make-believe. Some popular fantasy authors include: J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Yolen, Eoin Colfer, Brian Jacques, Patricia Wrede, Bruce Coville, and J.K. Rowling.

14 M y s t e r y … A mystery story is a puzzle – something unusual that doesnt fit, something unexplained, illegal, or spooky. It is up to the reader to figure out the solution to the problem in the story. Some popular mystery authors include: Agatha Christie, Lois Duncan, Carolyn Keene, Caroline Lawrence, Carole Marsh, Joan Lowery-Nixon, and Wendelin Van Draanen.

15 Literature that combines science, adventure, and fantasy. It deals with life in the future, life in other galaxies, or exploration of other imaginary situations. Some popular science fiction authors include: Lois Lowry, William Sleator, Madeline LEngle, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Bruce Coville.

16 Historical fiction is a realistic story set in the past. Fact and fiction are combined. It helps the reader understand what life was like in an earlier time. Actual events and people may or may not be in the story. Some popular historical fiction authors include: James Lincoln Collier, Barry Denenberg, Karen Hesse, Sally Keehn, Kathryn Lasky, Iain Lawrence, Scott ODell, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson, Gary Paulsen, Richard Peck, Ann Rinaldi, Gloria Whelan, and Jane Yolen. Popular series include: Dear America, and My Name is America

17 Classics are stories of the highest quality that have stood the test of time. Classics have memorable, believable characters that are genuinely entertaining. Readers can easily identify with the thoughts and feelings of the characters. Some examples of Classics include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Call of the Wild, Frankenstein, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, The Red Badge of Courage, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Oliver Twist.


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