[OYAN] Ideas for Participating in Oregon Reads 2014

tnelson at driftwoodlib.org tnelson at driftwoodlib.org
Thu Feb 13 12:02:18 PST 2014

>Our library in Lincoln City has invited Tim Barnes (editor of the
William Stafford newsletter, teacher, poet etc), to read Everyone out
There Knows, and other short pieces, to a family audience Saturday
Feb. 22nd, 3pm. We intend to write short poetry and include a collage
activity of "a place Big Foot might live" as a family event. Hoping
it's well attended! (anyone is welcome!)
Teena Nelson- childrens
Ron Sears- poetry and outreach
Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101 #201
Lincoln City, OR 97367

>---- Original Message ----
>From: katie.anderson at state.or.us
>To: kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us,
>oyan at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
>Subject: RE: [OYAN] Ideas for Participating in Oregon Reads 2014
>Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:38:10 +0000
>>My colleague, Jen Maurer, just sent out the following email to
>school librarians with some great programming suggestions for Oregon
>Reads 2014 that might work for your public library too!
>>I was glad that my colleague, Katie Anderson, recently clarified
>that Oregon Reads 2014 is for children and teens, too.
>>As a reminder, Oregon Reads 2014<http://oregonreads2014.com/> is a
>yearlong reading engagement program commemorating the centennial of
>Oregon’s most celebrated poet, William Stafford. Six
>books<http://oregonreads2014.com/selections.htm> by or about Stafford
>are featured, including a recently-published picture book based on a
>Big Foot poem plus a short story about young love and a poetry
>collection for middle school and up.
>>Many libraries across Oregon have
>events<http://www.williamstaffordarchives.org/events/> planned. What
>is your library or school doing to involve students in this statewide
>effort? Here are some ideas:
>>Everyone Out Here Knows: A Big Foot Tale
>>·         Read and discuss the book with students during library
>storytime. (Hey, folks, this doesn’t have to be difficult!) ;-)
>>·         Literature tie-in => Use the story to kick off or extend a
>study about Oregon authors or about folklore legends and tall tales.
>>·         Art tie-in => First read the book without showing the
>illustrations; have students create (draw, paint, computer generate)
>an illustration or two that depicts how they pictured scenes; work
>with an art teacher, if possible.
>>·         Common Core tie-in => Pair the book with an informational
>text or two about Bigfoot; discuss or document the evidence that
>scientists use to question or refute BF’s existence versus that which
>Sasquatch spotters use to back up their sightings.
>>The Osage Orange Tree
>>·         Read and discuss the short story with students during
>library time. (See note after first bullet above.) ;-)
>>·         Poetry tie-in => After hearing and independently reading
>the story, have students communicate the plot and spirit of the story
>through poems that they write; in other words, rewrite the story as a
>poem; could study some Stafford poems prior.
>>·         Art tie-in => First read the book without showing the
>illustrations; have students create (draw, paint, computer generate)
>an illustration or two that depicts how they pictured scenes. Or,
>have students experiment with woodcut or linocut-esque illustrations
>after seeing those Dennis Cunningham created for the story; ideally,
>collaborate with an art teacher.
>>·         Common Core tie-in => Before or after reading the story,
>have students do a bit of research about Osage orange trees; with
>what they learn about the tree (very hard wood, thorns, produces
>fruit but too bitter to eat, etc.), have students point to evidence
>to support their argument of what the tree might symbolize in the
>>Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems
>>·         Read and discuss several poems from the book.
>>·         National Poetry Month tie-in => Before or after reading
>select poems in class, listen to audio clips of Stafford reading his
>poetry; discuss how that does or does not affect students’
>interpretation of the poems.
>>·         National Poetry Month tie-in => Have students host a
>Stafford event for parents and the community in which they recite his
>poetry, give background information about the author and his work,
>and invite the audience to write down a poem (from any poet; have
>many poetry collections available) to share on Poem in Your Pocket
>Day (April 24th); team up with PTA?
>>·         Social studies tie-in => Collaborate with a history
>teacher to relate Stafford’s stance as a conscientious objector to a
>study about war.
>>Check out these resources<http://oregonreads2014.com/resources.htm>
>for other ideas. Please encourage participation, whether in an
>activity you plan or one at an area library, museum, or bookstore.
>>Middle and high school library staff, don’t forget that you can
>apply to receive a set of 10 copies of The Osage Orange Tree for your
>library. Applications are due March 7th. See attached for details.
>>Jennifer Maurer
>>School Library Consultant
>>Oregon State Library
>>250 Winter Street NE
>>Salem, OR 97301
>>jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>
>>OSLIS || www.oslis.org
>>Learn to research. Research to learn.©
>>From: oasl-all at memberclicks.net<mailto:oasl-all at memberclicks.net>
>[mailto:oasl-all at memberclicks.net] On Behalf Of Katie Anderson
>>Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:53 AM
>>To: Jennifer Maurer
>>Subject: [oasl-all] Oregon Reads 2014 is for children and teens too!
>>Hello youth services library staff! I just got a great question that
>I thought many of you may be interested in knowing the answer:
>>Q: For the Oregon Reads 2014, are there specific dates for the
>program?  It there something selected for kids to read?
>>A1: No, there aren’t specific dates—anytime throughout the year
>>A2: Yes, there are youth titles! Everyone Out Here Knows is a
>picture book appropriate for children, The Osage Orange Tree is
>graphic literature appropriate for teens, and Ask Me is also
>appropriate for teens—perhaps good material for a poetry slam! Find
>some resources for planning and implementing Oregon Reads 2014 on the
>website: http://oregonreads2014.com/.
>>Everyone Out Here Knows: A Big Foot Tale (available 10/15/13)
>>by William Stafford, illustrations by Angelina Marino-Heidel
>>Arnica Creative
>ry4g5=2>, $15 hardback, $9 paperback, $15 Spanish/English hardback
>>"Bill Stafford’s poem and Angelina Marino-Heidel’s riveting,
>color-laden art tell an irresistible story. These vibrant pages
>invite young readers and listeners into the deep and ageless
>mysteries of Big Foot’s wilderness world."
>>— Paulann Petersen
>>The Osage Orange Tree, A Story by William Stafford (available late
>>by William Stafford, illustrations by Dennis Cunningham
>>Trinity University Press, $14.95 on
>>"William Stafford may not have written many stories in his life,
>favoring poems and essays, but The Osage Orange Tree, this rare
>example, rings with the stark perfection of a master’s love and
>>— Naomi Shihab Nye
>>Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems (available late 2013)
>>by William Stafford, edited with an introduction by Kim Stafford
>>Graywolf Press<https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/ask-me>, $16
>>“These are verses gathered from the mountain of Stafford, poems that
>resound from one generation to another; they are poems of welcome and
>invitation, poems that expand our field of vision; they are wisdom
>poems, hard-earned poems, poems in conversation with loss and memory
>at a personal and global level."
>>— Brian Turner
>>Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
>>* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator
>>Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
>>katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-3

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