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Breed's Pashby Memorial Library

Getting ready for our Scholastic Book Fair!

Library Hours | Monday through Friday | 7:30 - 2:15 PM
There is No Computer Usage on Friday afternoons unless you are with a teacher.

Classroom Update
Parents & Guardians,
In order to maintain clear expectations and provide additional communication with parents, we have created this chart to show you what your student will be working on in Collection 6 (the next few weeks of school). The thematic idea of this Collection is Guided by a Cause.
Text Standards/Objectives
History Writings: from Flesh and Blood So Cheap; from The Story of the Triangle Factory Fire RI7.1 Cite text evidence
RI7.2 Determine central ideas and details
RI7.5 Analyze chronological order
RI7.6 Analyze authors’ writing on the same topic
Historical Novel: from Uprising RL7.6 Analyze points of view
RL7.9  Compare and contrast different genres
Personal Essay: Craig Kielburger Reflects on Working Toward Peace RI7.5 Analyze elements of a personal essay
RI7.6 Analyze author’s point of view
Documentary: from It Takes a Child RI7.6 Analyze the elements and purpose of a documentary
Online Article: Difference Maker: John Bergmann and Popcorn Park (CR) RI7.6 Analyze author’s purpose and point of view
Short Story: Train Time RL7.3 Analyze methods of characterization and flashback in a story

Breed Library | Irene Kszepka-Daly

BU Teacher Grade Room
Irene Kszepka-Daly All Library
1B 19 | English

After graduating from Boston University with an undergraduate degree in English education and a Master's in reading education, I began my teaching career at Breed Junior High School in Lynn, MA, in 1993. Twenty plus years later I'm still at Breed; it's a middle school now, and I've served here in many capacities.

I began my first year in the reading department as a Title One reading teacher, I next taught grade eight English language arts for eight years, and then transitioned to work as both a reading teacher and librarian.  While working here at Breed, I earned another Masters in education from Salem State University in Library Media Studies.

I have played many roles outside of the classroom; I've coached, been cluster leader, advised various club, run the school store, and edited the yearbook.

Each and every day I strive to live up to our school's motto and "bring out the best

Welcome To " Bread Reads" Our School-Wide 2017-2018 Summer Reading Page

2017-2018 Breed Reads!

Breed Reads are designed to get everyone reading, thinking, and sharing.
Every student and teacher from each grade level will read the same selection over the summer.

On Friday, September 15, we will celebrate and share the books. English classes will have a graded assignment, and in each of our classes that day, there will be suggested lessons designed to connect the selection and that subject area to bring the Breed community together in a true interdisciplinary experience.

Summer Reading Facts From Scholastic
- Kids who do not have access to books, learning opportunities, or summer school will lose 1 - 3 months of learning during the summer.
- Reading 4 Books Improves Summer Slide by 85%
- Reading 12 Books is equivalent to attending Summer School
- Teachers can spend the first 60 DAYS in the fall recovering students’ lost academic knowledge

Each student will receive a copy of the book from us at Breed
Packets will be provided – and collected by new ELA teacher in September
Packet materials will be available for kids to print out from Breed website

To be administered Friday, September 15, 2017

Download And Print
Download Our 2017 Summer Reading Presentation
Download the Incoming Grade 6/ "Odyssey" packet
Download the Grades 7/8 "Magnus Chase"
GRADE 6 | ELL | Discovery

"Tales from the Odyssey" (Part One)
by Mary Pope Osborne

Giants and Cannibals! Wonders and Witches! One Amazing Hero. Brave Odysseus is far from home, tossed by stormy seas, and cursed by an angry one-eyed giant. If he ever wants to see his family again, he will have to face hungry cannibals, outwit a beautiful witch, and sail past a six-headed serpent. His journey is the ultimate test of endurance and courage. In this exciting series, best-selling author Mary Po3pe Osborne retells Homer's Odyssey, one of the most thrilling adventure stories of all time. This volume includes: Book One: The One-Eyed Giant Book Two: The Land of the Dead Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters.
GRADES 7 and 8

"Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer"
by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows, a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. To prevent the doomsday battle, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fateful decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.

Welcome Grade 7 | Mrs. Kszepka-Daly



William F. Pashby Memorial Library | Library Policies and Procedures

may come to the library on their own during homeroom or after school.  
Students may NOT come down to the library during the day unless their class is scheduled. 
It is never appropriate to cut through the library to get to another classroom.

Library Cards | Student picture IDs and agenda bar codes serve as a library card.  If a student wishes to checkout materials, they need to have their ID or bar coded agenda.

Library Materials
| Students are allowed to check out up to two books at a time.
Circulation period is four weeks. Book drop off is at the circulation station. 
Once a book is checked out under your ID number, you are responsible for its condition and its return.
If a book is lost, damaged, or stolen, the student who checked it out is responsible for the replacement fee for that book. If your library fees go unpaid, you may be excluded from school activities such as field trips

Computer Use
| The computer lab is available for student use before and after school. 
All students must sign in and out of the computer lab with their full name and id number.
All students should have a signed Lynn Public Schools Internet use policy form; you may not use the Internet unless you have a signed sheet from the agenda book on file with your homeroom teacher. 

Library Hours | 7:30-2:15 daily, after school use the sign-in sheet in the computer lab 2:15-3:30
No computers on Friday afternoons - unless you are accompanied by a teacher!


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