Presentation on theme: "INSPIRATIONAL READING"— Presentation transcript:
1 INSPIRATIONAL READING The Brain FOOD PYRAMIDMINDCANDYPLEASUREREADINGINSPIRATIONAL READINGAWARD WINNNERSand ClassicsNONFICTIONClick on underlined words to learn more!Variation by Mrs. Barbara QuintangeliLibrary Media SpecialistPerkiomen Valley Middle School WestThe orignial Brain Food Pyramid wascreated byTammie Failmezger,Harper Park Middle School,Leesburg, VA
2 INSPIRATIONAL READING The Brain Food PyramidThe Brain Food Pyramid is set up like the USDA Food PyramidMINDCANDYPLEASUREREADINGINSPIRATIONAL READINGAWARD WINNNERSand ClassicsNONFICTIONFeed your brain with goodbook selection.READ EVERY DAY!Focus on Nonfiction at the baseof the pyramid.Read from the top sparingly!
3 INSPIRATIONAL READING NONFICTIONThe foundation of your reading…choose nonfiction every day!Newspapers & Magazines for current eventsNonfiction books increase knowledge in a variety of subjects.Learn more about school subjects.MINDCANDYPLEASUREREADINGINSPIRATIONAL READINGAWARD WINNNERSand ClassicsNONFICTIONClick on underlined words to learn more!
4 INSPIRATIONAL READING AWARD WINNERSLearn 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)MINDCANDYPLEASUREREADINGAWARD WINNNERSand ClassicsNONFICTIONINSPIRATIONAL READINGClick on underlined words to learn more!
5 INSPIRATIONAL READING Includes biographies, autobiographies, character-building stories, and poems.Helps readers learn perseverance, determination, goal-setting, and other admirable traitsKnowledge from these books will help in history class, too.MINDCANDYPLEASUREREADINGINSPIRATIONAL READINGAWARD WINNNERSand ClassicsNONFICTION
6 INSPIRATIONAL READING PLEASURE READINGMINDCANDYPLEASUREREADINGINSPIRATIONAL READINGAWARD WINNNERSand ClassicsNONFICTIONIncludes poetry, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and non-award winning booksJust fun to readCreates excitement about readingClick here to read about literary genres such as realistic and historical fiction.
7 INSPIRATIONAL READING MIND CANDYMINDCANDYPLEASUREREADINGINSPIRATIONAL READINGAWARD WINNNERSand ClassicsNONFICTIONCartoons, joke books, comic booksTeen celebrity magazinesRead just a little – NOT every day!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 TodayPhiladelphia InquirerPottstown MercuryNorristown Times HeraldThe Valley ItemMagazines 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 Our Library Media Center is organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)system.According to Dewey, Fiction books may beclassified under 813, but we have aseparate section that begins with the callnumber FOur short story collections begins with SCReference books begin with REFBiography books begin with BCollective biography begins with 920Click here to view a short presentation about the DDC.
10 ALA Literary AwardsJohn Newbery - most distinguished contribution to American literature for childrenMichael L. Printz – excellence in Young Adult literatureCoretta Scott King – African American author and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributionsRobert F. Sibert – most distinguished informational bookMildred L. Batchelder – most outstanding book originally published in foreign languageClick here for more details and lists of award winning books!
11 Literary GenresA genre is a type of literature based on tone, technique, or content.Some of the genres studied in middle school include:AdventureFantasyMysteryScience FictionRealistic FictionHistorical FictionClassics are also taught in middle school
12 adventureA 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 FantasyA 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 doesn’t 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 Science FictionLiterature 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 L’Engle, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Bruce Coville.
16 historical fictionHistorical 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 O’Dell, 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 Classicsare 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.