6th Grade

  1. Sixth Grade: Blockbuster Books

    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Contact Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or call 920-832-6187

    Blockbuster Books

    Ellen Jepson, the school age librarian, invites sixth grade students to explore books featuring a large range of genres, including biographies and informational texts.   We will also discuss novels that have been adapted into movies, single narrator audios, full cast audios or radio dramatizations.  Students will learn advanced techniques for accessing Infosoup, the library’s online catalog.  Expect a tour of the children’s section during this one hour program.   This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31. OEU 1-4 (RL 6.7)

    Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip!

    Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired.  This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least ten days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses.  Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page.  If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

     All library programs are free, and school age programs are taught by a professional librarian. 

     Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice, and the program will be appropriately modified.

     Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

     Contact Ellen Jepson at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6187 (ask for Ellen).

    Program's Age/Audience: 
  2. Great Children's Novel Challenge

    When: 
    January 20-May 9, 2014
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    Registration begins on January 20, 2014 at 9:00am. Contact the Children's desk at (920) 832-6187 or click here to register.  You MUST be registered in order to earn any incentives.  Students must be in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade to participate.

    Pick up your reading list of classic/contemporary literature at the Children's Service Desk or print it from the link above. Review eight books in this 16 week window (January 20, 2014 - May 9, 2014). Four novels must be from the library's list. You may listen to audiobooks. If you finish, you will be entered into a drawing for an amazon.com gift card.  You must be registered in order to earn any prizes/incentives.

    If you have participated in the past you may participate again, but you must read and review different books.

    Reviews must answer the following three questions, and do not need to be on library supplied paper:

    • What was your favorite/least favorite part of this book?
    • What was the conflict in the book?
    • How was the conflict resolved?

    Reviews should be at least eight full length sentences long. Please be sure to include your full name and phone number on every review you submit. Reviews may be turned in one at a time, or all at once. Every review will be read by the children's librarian. All books reviewed must be novels, and must be at the participant's reading level.

    The drawing will be held May 12, 2014.

    Program Event Type: 
  3. Fifth/Sixth Grade: Portal to Research

    Where: 
    Children's Section
    Registration is required.
    Registration Details: 

    To register, call or email Ellen at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6187.

    Portal to Research
    • Fifth and/or sixth grade students can learn advanced techniques for Infosoup, the library’s online catalog, to research topics important to them. This visit can consist of two parts: Ellen Jepson, the school age librarian, can visit your school to teach Infosoup techniques and introduce helpful library databases to your students. This visit lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Then, your classroom can visit the library to put the techniques into practice. Plan to spend at least 45-60 minutes doing research and exploring the children’s section. If you prefer, the entire program can be presented at the library. This fieldtrip is available from October 1 to May 31. OEU 2

      Getting library cards and/or checking out books are not a requirement to visit the library for a field trip!

      Library cards may be obtained for your students if desired. This requires that completed library card applications be returned to the library at least ten days before the visit, accompanied by a class list showing the students’ home addresses. Library card applications can be found on our FAQ page. If you choose to check out books, please add 30 minutes to the amount of time you plan to stay at the library.

      All library programs are free, and school age programs are taught by a professional librarian.

      Classrooms consisting of more than one grade may attend the program of their choice, and the program will be appropriately modified.

      Please ask us if you would like help combining this fieldtrip with a stop at another Appleton downtown destination.

      Contact Ellen Jepson at ejepson@apl.org or 920-832-6187 (ask for Ellen).

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