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Kordek's Korner Oct 4, 2011

Kordek's Korner Oct 4, 2011

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An elementary school newsletter, providing resources and information of both print and electronic varieties.
An elementary school newsletter, providing resources and information of both print and electronic varieties.

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Published by: C. Kordek on Oct 05, 2011
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LITTLE LEOPARD PRESS
Kordek’s Korner 
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Kordek’s Korner
Hallowilloween:Nefarious Silliness
By:
Calef Brown
Call Number:
811 BRO
Grade: K-4
This is a collection of poems celebratingHalloween with fantasticillustrations.
The Secret Olivia Told Me
By:
N. Joy
Call Number:
E JOY
Grade: K-4
This story is about how asecret can be exaggerated themore it is told. There is a red balloon that illustrates thesecret growing.
A Biweekly Newsletter 
Issue 2 - Oct 4 2011f
Suggestion:
These poems would be fun to read with theholidays at the end of the month. Also could have studentschoose a favorite character and write a paragraph why.
Suggestion:
This story is good as a teaching point when classesare having trouble with telling secrets. It also can be used todiscuss how illustrations can help give more information.Welcome to Kordek’s Korner ! This is a biweekly newsletter to share what is available within our library and on the internet foryou to use to support your curriculum. The resources will also be posted on my blog,Kordek’s Korner , for future reference.
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Once Upon a Banana
By:
 Jennifer Armstrong
Call Number:
811 BRO
Grade: K-4
This silly book is told through its illustrationsalong with a few street signs. It tells the storyof what goes wrong if you do not throw your banana peel in the garbage.
Suggestion:
This is a good story to use forsequencing in a story using the illustrations. Itcould also be used for a creative writing activity.The story could be used to discuss the value of illustrations and imagination.Pair with David Wiesner book (Tuesday or Sector7)

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