"There is more treasure in books than all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island."
~ Walt Disney~
Our Wonderful LPTO has come to the rescue!!! They have generously updated our library non-fiction section with brand new, library-bound, hardback books including the series:
Countries Around the World
Linking the Past and Present
JR Graphics American Inventors
Animal Kingdom Classification
…..and much more!!
AR Quizzes for elementary through high school research and enjoyment are available.
Thanks so much, LPTO members, for your support and generosity. You have helped keep us the Best London ISD Library ever.
London School Library promotes literacy through:
|Providing books at all reading levels with our best efforts to have age-appropriate materials.|
|STAR Reading assessment to place students at the appropriate reading level for comprehension growth.|
|Accelerated Reading computer testing which gives students the opportunity to computer quiz on books they have read to aid comprehension growth.|
|There are also literacy and vocabulary quizzes for them to take on books they have read.|
|The Books are leveled in the library with an AR sticker and reading levels.|
|Point values are also indicated.|
|Students are able to spend points earned at the AR store at the end of the six weeks.|
|Two Book Fairs a Year|
|Birthday Book Club|
|Providing “New Reads” to encourage enthusiasm and excitement for reading|
|Providing a quiet atmosphere for students to read.|
- London Library...............................
- Accelerated Reader Quiz List............
- Student Log in Accelerated Reader ..
- Study Island ................................
- Bluebonnet Award Master List........
Click on Accelerated Reader Quiz List icon to search out the title of your favorite book and see if we have the quiz. As always your participation in your child's reading is their greatest motivator!
Accelerated Reader at London. London uses a web based software called Accelerated Reader which is part of a collection of software called Renaissance Place to build essential reading skills. The software allows each student to take tests on books they check out from our Library. The book level does not relate to quality, grade level or appropriateness. These book levels are determined by a reading formula based on words per page and difficulty of text. Books are also assigned an interest level based on publisher recommendations about the grade-level appropriateness of the content. Here is an example of three books with the same book level but have very different interest levels.
The Poky Little Puppy
Gregor the Overlander
The Color Purple
If you are unsure about book level, interest level or content appropriateness, please discuss Accelerated Reader with your child’s teacher. More information can also be found on the Library page of our web site. A letter regarding Home connect went home the first week or two, it has logon information so you can follow your child’s progress in accelerated reader from home. Many children can read higher interest level books but building reading comprehension and vocabulary skills may require suggested levels from their teacher. As always your participation in your child's reading is their greatest motivator!