Session presented at CSLA Southern Section Workshop October, 2015

By Heather Gruenthal, Teacher Librarian AKA "Mrs. GRU"
Long Beach Unified School District
Stanford Middle School
Perry Lindsey International Studies Magnet

Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk:
Video Reading of Library Mouse
Library Mouse Song
Give students an authentic audience by creating books for their Reading Buddies
Students can make book to give to students during Read Across America Week

Instructions on how to make a Mini Book
How to make an 8 page book out of a single paper (Youtube Video)
"Poof Book" Video for 1st Grade
Printed Directions for "Smoosh Book"
Photo Directions on Pinterest
Photo Directions for "Poof Book"(Includes Powerpoint Template)
Stapleless Book Wizard From Read Write Think (National Council for Teachers of English -- NCTE)


Just the FactsMany Colored Days.jpg
MLA 7 format with Quotations
Sample Animal Book by Mrs. Gru

My Many Colored Days (Grades 1-2)
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown (Grades 1-3)

ABC Book --Needs 4 Sheets (Group Project Grades 4 and up)

Pluto Report Grade 5
Updated Format to MLA 8

Titanic Report Grade 7
Sample by Mrs. Gru

Lois Lowry Author Study for The Giver Grades 7-8
Sample by Mrs. Gru

Anne Frank Biography Report Grade 8 by Mrs. Gru

Rikki Tikki Tavi Unit 7th Grade
Parts of the Story Graphic Organizer using the NCTE Wizard
Blank Graphic Organizer Template
Sample for Rikki Tikki Tavi

Books using Staple-less Book Wizard (link above)
NCTE Newbery Lesson Plan grades 3-8

Science Experiment using Scientific Method
Scientific Method using NCTE Wizard
Big6 using NCTE Wizard

Other Lessons:
Weather and Climate Smoosh Book
Math Parent Functions from Teachers Pay Teachers (FREEBIE)
Math Sketching Inverses
Light up Poof Books