2020-Distance Learning Resources
Welcome Alden Students!!
We have made it to SUMMER! The books will miss you in the library but want you to keep reading over the summer!! Look below for a few ideas:
Library Media Google Classroom Sites Spring 2020 Lessons (Virtual Learning)
Students: Once you click on your grade level it will prompt you for your Duxbury credentials.
Recommendations by Ms. Lowe:
Have a Wicked Good Summer!
Go to Duxbury Beach! Say hi to a plover (but don't touch!) Go to Blakemans! Eat a popsicle! Swim in a pool! Enjoy a Lobster Roll! Go To Farfars! Jump off the Bluefish River Bridge! Go to Scoops! Have a GREAT Summer, but DON'T FORGET TO KEEP READING!! We wish you the best summer EVAH!! We can't wait to see you in September!!
I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld: Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. This is a book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age. This book of wishes is sure to bring positivity to all who read it.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia: In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading—take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.
This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama.
Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books.
In One Crazy Summer, eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined.
While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.
Seaglass Summber by Anjali Banerjee: Eleven-year-old Poppy Ray longs to be a veterinarian, but she's never had a pet. This summer, she's going to spend a month with her uncle Sanjay, veterinarian and owner of the Furry Friends Animal Clinic on an island off the Washington coast. Poppy is in for big surprises. She loves tending to the dogs, cats, and even a bird, and she discovers the fun of newborn puppies and the satisfaction of doing a good job. But she learns that there's more to caring for animals than the stethoscope and cotton swabs in her Deluxe Veterinarian First-Aid Kit. She's not prepared for quirky pet owners, gross stuff, or scary emergencies. With help from a boy named Hawk, a chunk of seaglass, and a touch of intuition, Poppy gains a deeper understanding of the pain and joy of working with animals. With warmth and humor, Anjali Banerjee tells the story of a resourceful, determined girl who can't wait to grow up, but begins to realize just how much she has left to discover.
Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson: From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine.
Ryan Hart has a lot on her mind--school, self-image, and especially family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means some changes, like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. As her brother says when he raps about her, she's got the talent that matters most: it's a talent that can't be seen, she's nice, not mean!
Ryan is all about trying to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, a good sister, a good friend. But even if her life isn't everything she would wish for, when her big brother is infuriating, her parents don't quite understand, and the unexpected happens, she always finds a way forward, with grace and wit. And plenty of sunshine.
Acclaimed author Renée Watson writes her own version of Ramona Quimby, one starring a Black girl and her family, in this start to a charming new series.
My Weird School Special: Bummer in the Summer by Dan Gutman: School’s almost out for the summer, and A.J. is dreaming about all the fun things he’s going to do on vacation. But A.J.’s dream quickly turns into a nightmare when three familiar spirits appear to show him summers past, present, and yet to come. Will they be able to convince him to leave his bad ways behind? Or will this summer end up being a total bummer?
This is one weird summer vacation special you won’t want to miss!
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DUXBURY FREE LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM:
Duxbury Free Library's Summer Reading Program starts June 1st. Click this link for more informations: https://www.town.duxbury.ma.us/duxbury-free-library/attend/pages/summer-reading-programRowling started writing "The Ickabog" while she was still completing the original Wizarding World series, and intended to publish it following the seventh -- and final -- "Harry Potter" book.However, she decided to step back from children's books and left a draft of "The Ickabog" in the attic, where it remained for nearly a decade. The new story is not a "Harry Potter" spin-off, but a "stand-alone fairy tale." Each week day, over the next seven weeks, a new instalment will be published. We hope you enjoy this original fairy tale! Click Here to Read The IckabogAuthor Online Read Alouds:Kenneth Branagh and Ruth Wilson, with Helena Bonham Carter, accompany Harry, Ron and Hermione through the trapdoor, where magic and friendships are tested. Sir Kenneth Branagh portrayed the memorably eccentric Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Ruth Wilson’s acting work transcends film, TV and theatre and she is a two-time Olivier Award winner. Helena Bonham Carter famously portrayed Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films!Watch Kenneth Branagh, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter Read Chapter 15 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneClaudia Kim played a prominent role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, as the mysterious character, Nagini. Dakota Fanning is an established actor, originally from Georgia. She was most recently seen in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Other notable credits include: The Alienist for TNT, American Pastoral, The Secret Life of Bees, The Twilight Saga, I am Sam, Man on Fire, Uptown Girls, War of the Worlds, Charlotte’s Web and The Runaways.Watch Claudia Kim and Dakota Fanning Read Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneWatch Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton and Helen McCrory Read Chapter 14 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneWatch Matthew Lewis, Helen Howard and Imelda Staunton Read Chapter 12 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Dave Pilkey at Home: https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home/
Click to hear Jan Brett Read Berlioz The Bear
CeCe Bell: https://cecebell.wordpress.com/
Links to Multiple Authors: https://www.katemessner.com/learning-at-home-resources-for-intermediate-grades-3-5/
Daily list of author/illustrator read alouds: https://lbookends.weebly.com/blog
Storyline Online: Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more https://www.storylineonline.net/
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