At the end of August, Margaret Rostkowski, a former educator, author, and member of the Weber Reads project, met with the elementary reading specialists to share information about this year's selected focus--Shakespeare. Weber Reads is an annual community-wide reading program which provides an opportunity for people of all ages to read, reflect, and engage in conversations around a selected text or literary author. As a part of this project, each elementary and secondary school receives a box of books and sample lesson plans centered on the selected author or literary work. Teachers can also make arrangements for volunteers from the library to visit their school and do a presentation on Shakespeare. Included in this year's collection is a variety of both narrative and informational books which promise to be engaging and informative to students of all ages. The books and lesson plans will be located in the school libraries to support teachers of all content areas throughout the year. Additional information, lesson plans, a description of each of the books selected, and upcoming events that will be held at various branches of the Weber County Library are available online at the Weber Reads website: http://www.weberpl.lib.ut.us/discover/weber-reads.
Elementary books from Weber Reads