Thank you to those that have already helped out our 6th-Grade team fulfill their Newbery Wishlist! If you are interested in knowing more about it take a look below at the updated list of needed books! Any and all support is appreciated!
MOCK NEWBERY WISHLIST! – Have you ever seen this seal on the front cover of a book? It is called the Newbery Award and this award is given to “… the most distinguished American children’s book of the previous year.” The winner is chosen by committees of the Association for Library Service to Children. Committee members consists of distinguished adults who read, discuss, and select a winner each year. Knowing this, the students have often wondered why children and students have never been part of the selection process. Hence, in 2015 the birth of Wolf Canyon’s Mock Newbery was born.
Wolf Canyon sixth graders participate in an annual Mock Newbery. Eight titles from a contenders list is selected. Students read and discuss each title, and in the end, the students select a winner based on a student-generated rubric using the John Newbery criteria as a guide. Each year, our students learn to love reading and express and contribute their opinions about what they read.
Thank you for the incredible generosity from our families who were able to donate books for our upcoming Mock Newbery Book project for all sixth graders at Wolf Canyon!!! Your thoughtfulness will inspire many of our young readers with amazing, current, and exemplary pieces of literature. We are still short of a full rotation for ALL sixth graders so we are asking for a final push to help us get 16 copies of each book. Currently, we are at:
|Lions of Mars||7||9|
|Amber and Clay|
|The House That Wasn’t There||8||8|
|A Place to Hang the Moon|
|Clues of the Universe|
|Just Like That||8||8|
|Amari and the Night Brothers|
If you can help us get the last of the books for our students, please see the link below:
*Note when checking out, you may have the book(s) sent directly to the school by clicking the shipping address as: Susan Robbins’ Gift Registry Address.
Wolf Canyon Team