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SRI -- SCHOLASTIC READING INVENTORY

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https://h100001332.education.scholastic.com/slms/studentaccess

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CSLA FEBRUARY 2016

Destiny Library Catalog

DATABASES

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EDUCATOR PD - BRITANNICA

 

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EVENTS FOR MONTH OF--

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WELCOME

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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

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YOUNG POETS

(http://www.loriswebs.com/youngpoets/)

 
More sites can be found by doing a search. I used - poems written by students and young poets.
 
CHECK OUT YOUNG POETS.ORGThis organization will send out Young American Poetry Digest for $15. This book is printed annually.

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.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tzlQ8gA6z5D9BhnydB9YkDN9Y14335a71WHJ5GDAhLs/viewform?usp=send_form

6th Grade Library Lesson Assessment

FOLLETT ENLIGHT APP FOR eBOOKS

BACK TO SCHOOL TOOLS

FROM THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. CHECK OUT these online resources as well as Tutor.com and Homework help.

GOOGLE - SEARCH EDUCATION

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.

CALIFORNIA YOUNG READER MEDAL

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Click on image to go to the CYRM information page.

 

 

  • 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.

DATA DIRECTOR

NEWSPAPERS

ELA RESOURCES 2/15

NEWS ELA https://newsela.com/

 

 

FREE TEXTS

• This is the online DK Reader Encyclopedia! Lots of great ELL-friendly nonfiction. It is ALL free! 

-- http://www.dkfindout.com/us/

• 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-
ers. http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/

 

MISC.

• 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. 

http://www.textcompactor.com/

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.

http://embeddedreading.com/category/embed-ded-readings-for-elaell/

• 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

 

 

ACCELERATED READER (AR)

  • Renaissance Place (https://hosted87.renlearn.com/279627/)
    • SIGN IN:  School Loop (district) user name and password
    • STUDENTS sign in here for:
      • STAR test
      • Take a quiz
      • View reports
      • View quizzes taken
      • View goals and points
    • TEACHERS sign in here for
      • Pretest instructions
      • Reports
      • Student information
 
  • AR BookFinder (Reading List) (http://www.arbookfind.com/)- Is a book an AR title?
    • To check on book titles with quizzes
 

What is this?

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IRMA PINCE, LIBRARIAN @ HOGWARTS (HARRY POTTER)

HARRY POTTER WIKI (http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Irma_Pince)

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SFUSD LIBGUIDES

SFUSD TEACHER PROJECTS AND RESOURCES

http://sfusd.libguides.com/

LIBGUIDES SITES AND RESOURCES

LIBGUIDES COMMUNITY http://libguides.com/community.php: Search and explore 409,644 guides by 63,723 librarians at 4527 libraries worldwide!

PALO ALTO UNIFIED LIBGUIDES http://libguides.pausd.org/index.php/

PALO ALTO K-5 DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP http://libguides.pausd.org/content.php?pid=481713&sid=3947373

Here’s one that is wordy (mostly for teachers to use) about Digital Citizenship. But, it is for the whole of K-5. See the tabs across the top for grade levels.

CHAMBERSBURG K-5 DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP http://chambersburg.libguides.com/content.php?pid=536967&sid=4416493. This one is better for Internet Safety

HOW TO FIND SOMETHING GREAT IN THE LIBRARY http://sfusd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=539920

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Free Technology for Teachers

Blog written by Richard Byrne (http://www.freetech4teachers.com/)

 

 

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SFUSD TEACHER LIBRARIAN WEB PAGE

SCHOOL SITES LIBRARY 

WILSON WEB 

for Teacher Librarians

Reports and Research

When students work on reports or research for a class assignment, the school district and the school site has provided paid database resources for their use.

  • World Book Online is an online encyclopedia. Search results are displayed by categories- articles, tables, pictures, sounds, back in time articles, special reports, and research guides. Students use their school loop User name and password for access to this database.
  • More resources can be found on this Library webpage.  Scroll down to the icons for the various databases.

Library Guides from Palo Alto Unified

AASL LESSON PLAN DATABASE FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING