Volunteer Library TAs
If you wish to work in the Library on a voluntary basis (before school, lunch or after school), please fill out this form.
EVENTS FOR MONTH OF--
EVERY FALLING STAR
If you are interested in the topic of North Korea that Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winning author, talked to students about on December 13, Every Falling Star is a middle school/YA biography on a similar topic. This is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. Sungju tells what it was like to be separated from his parents; to be alone; to have to create a new family with his gang; his "brothers"; to be hungry every day; and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution
Ms. Lai, the Teacher Librarian, has a new Library webpage.
Back to School SFPL Library Resources
SRI -- SCHOLASTIC READING INVENTORY
STUDENT LIBRARY SATISFACTION SURVEY 2016-16
STAFF LIBRARY SATISFACTION SURVEY 2016-16
BOOKLISTS FOR STUDENTS
Freedom to Read Foundation (http://www.ftrf.org/):
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect - and individuals to access - information.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees all individuals the right to express their ideas without governmental interference, and to read and listen to the ideas of others. The Freedom to Read Foundation was established to promote and defend this right; to foster libraries as institutions wherein every individual's First Amendment freedoms are fulfilled; and to support the right of libraries to include in their collections and make available any work which they may legally acquire.
Founded in 1969, the Freedom to Read Foundation was the American Library Association's response to its members' interest in having adequate means to support and defend librarians whose positions are jeopardized because of their resistance to abridgments of the First Amendment; and to set legal precedent for the freedom to read on behalf of all the people.
FTRF is a separate organization from the American Library Association, with a separate membership.
Learning for Life (L4L) (http://www.ala.org/aasl/learning4life):
In this dynamic age, students have unprecedented access to diverse and independent information resources. Learning has taken on new dimensions with the expansion of information and rapidly changing research and communication tools.
With a heightened demand for critical thinking and collaborative problem solving, students must develop the skills to become lifelong learners. School librarians are in a key position to help guide students to make sense of new information in order to draw their own conclusions, create new knowledge, and share their knowledge with others in an increasingly global society.
Author David Lubar (Vampire Weenies & other novels) writes:
Litweaver has launched. In briefest terms, think of it as Netflix for your classroom. In longer and better terms, imagine that the man who created the contemporary YA anthology, Don Gallo, helped assemble short stories, poem, essays, and plays from 50 well known authors. Imagine that you could share those stories with your students, make notes, pass out assignments, and access supplemental material. That, in a nutshell, is Litweaver. Please check it out. And please share the link with your colleagues. It is very cool, and very new. http://www.litweaver.com/
Poems Written by Students
6th Grade Library Lesson Assessment
FOLLETT ENLIGHT APP FOR eBOOKS
Help your students become better searchers
Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.
With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.
- YOWHOO.ORG YOWS Website
- HEALTHIER SF - Student, Family, and Community Support Department (SFCSD) is privileged to support San Francisco youth and families, through building school capacity to address student needs, and working to achieve District-wide academic goals. Additionally, through its programs, services and curricula, SFCSD seeks to increase student achievement, and pro-social student behaviors so all students can become high achieving and joyful learners.
- LGTBQ Support (http://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/index.php)
IMMIGRATION TODAY https://sites.google.com/site/
|CURRICULUM WEB LINKS|
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER RESOURCES
|COMPUTER ESSENTIALS -- SFUSD||CLASSROOM LEARNING 2.0
AN ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAM
|EDUCATOR JOURNALS, PERIODICALS
& BOOKS FROM EBSCO
|PRENTICE HALL LITERATURE
|TEACHERS CURRICULUM INSTITUTE -- History Alive
TCI (Social Studies)
|FOCUS ON -
Decisions for Health
FITNESS FOR LIFE (PE)
SUBJECT MATTER PROJECT
|MATH (Glenco/McGraw Hill)||6th Grade||7th Grade|
Art/History/Literature/Language Arts, ELL English Language Learners, and Foreign Languages
P.E. and Health
ELA RESOURCES 2/15
NEWS ELA https://newsela.com/
• This is the online DK Reader Encyclopedia! Lots of great ELL-friendly nonfiction. It is ALL free!
• News ELA -- articles at different levels. http://newsela.com/
• News in Levels -- this is News ELAs scrappy little brother. Lots of articles here, but not as much of a hassle to use. http://www.newsinlevels.com/#
• For the Teachers - is made for teachers to use with students. All the texts here are high quality and super easy to download. http://www.fortheteachers.org/reading_skills.htm#.VGi5g8lZgXz
• Breaking News English - all of these articles are free and formatted as "printables" for teach-
• Books that Grow is a new digital e-book platform that differentiates for different readers. All
the texts here tend to be literary texts, but they are all high quality. Think of this like an online
library that is delivered to your students' devices. http://www.booksthatgrow.com/
ONLINE TOOLS TO SUPPORT YOUR TEACHING
• Text Compactor - this transforms any text from hard to easier... Like magic.
• Rewordify - is a much more awesome version of text compactor. https://rewordify.com/
• Embedded Reading -- this is a treasure trove of texts that you can manipulate in different
ways. EVEN IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
• Common Lit -- helps you to think through the questions that relate to your texts. It is also an
EXTENSIVE library of both. http://commonlit.org/
• Announcify - Audio for articles online - http://announcify.com
|What to Read Next||INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DIGITAL LIBRARY|
|Mr. Sabato's Super Site- The Best of the Web for Education||CALAXY
Free Tools for
the 21st Century Classroom
(CA K12 High Speed Network)
|Basic Dicitonary of American Sign Language||STAR CST Blueprint|
|Twilight Wiki||Nancy Keane's Children's Literature Page|
|Global Warming -- An Inconvenient Truth||READING LISTS by Genre, Subjects, Read Alikes,etc|
|Free Federal Registry for Educational Excellence||Online Archive of California|
|Japanese American Relocation Digital Arclhives (Calisphere)||CALISPHERE|
|Museum Online Archive of California MOAC||California Digial Library (CDL)|
|WIKIPEDIA FOR SCHOOLS|
What is this?
IRMA PINCE, LIBRARIAN @ HOGWARTS (HARRY POTTER)
HARRY POTTER WIKI (http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Irma_Pince)