READING We encourage students to find a just right book by reminding them of the I PICK acronym many of them use in their classrooms. I I Choose.(you choose what you want to read) P Purpose (what is your purpose for reading today?) I Interesting (is it interesting to you?) C Comprehension (do you understand what you read?) K Know (do you know most of the words?)
Third, fourth and fifth graders participate in the Reading Counts program, This allows them to take a computer test after reading a book. The library catalog allows them to search by Reading Counts grade level or by Lexile level. In addition, students may check the Lexile level of a book by visitinghttps://lexile.com (but they will need to remember that not all books with Lexile levels are part of the Reading Counts program).
RESEARCH RESOURCES Our library subscribes to World Book Encyclopedia online. In addition, thanks to funding from the state legislature, we now have access to several other great online resources, including Britannica Encyclopedia. You can access them all from the Library Services home page. Databases are organized by suggested grade levels. Contact Ms. Ayers or Ms. Mullins for passwords.
READINESS Knowing how important reading aloud is for creating lifelong readers, our library program includes read loud time for all grades, but especially for Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second grade.