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The African-American Read-In will be on Friday, Feb 16, 2018.
Bristol Eastern High School
During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In.
At BEHS, we invite teachers to bring classes to the library and students share poetry, lyrics, or text passages written by African-Americans. Students (and teachers) may read alone, with a partner, or even sing us their selections. Teachers can expect the sign-up information to be sent out a few weeks prior to the event.
Go to this page of resources we've created
Suggest poems, songs, or books to be included in our program
Visit the library's book display (coming in February)
Lancer LINKs is the library's interactive student newsletter. Please check it out and spread the word!
Friday, February 16, 2018
Bristol Public School's Media Specialists are working as a department to revise our curriculum. We will be aligning our standards with the Common Core,and the brand new Americal Association of School Librarians (AASL). Plus, we're and investigating how to apply the new International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.
Our first steps have been to create a crosswalk between the CC and AASL standards. Since we'll be working on the standards K-12, we'll be scaffolding the skills our curriculum addresses. We'll also be looking at the standards of each of the content areas to find crossover so that our standards can be integrated into the work many of you are already doing--particularly in CC standards W.6; W.7; W.8; SL.2; and SL.5.
We hope that our curriculum updates will benefit our teachers as much as our students. We're always looking for collaborations with classroom teachers, so contact the media center when you are starting a new project or stumped on ways to reinvent an old one!
For more information about the AAS: standards, read their one page Guide for Educators & Classroom Teachers online here.
k-12 Library curriculum revision
Did you know there were free research guide worksheets in SIRS? They are a great way to introduce many research skills. Save them to your drive and post them in classroom! I've featured the Infographic Guide here, but there are many more.
From http://sks.sirs.com/webapp/subpage? filename=educators-resources.html
Featured: Curriculum Guides
Teacher and student-ready PDFs with editable fields are aligned to curriculum and help teach information literacy skills. Also available in MS Word format:
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza,by Shaun David Hutchinson
Elena Mendoza was born to a virgin mother and realizes she has the power to heal—but that power comes at a huge cost.
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily,by Laura Creedle
This hilarious, heartbreaking story of human connection between two neurodivergent teens creates characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading.
Hunger,by Roxane Gay
“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble.”
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries,by Kory Stamper
Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens.
The Cruel Prince,by Holly Black
The first in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue in an incredible new world.
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, byClaire Hartfield
This is a compelling look at the Chicago race riot of 1919, a crisis in the history of race relations that is echoed in today’s headlines.
The Altered History of Willow Sparks (graphic novel), byTara O'Connor
What happens when you can finally get everything you ever wanted?
Bad Girls with Perfect Faces, byLynn Weingarten
Be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become .
Batman: Nightwalker, byMarie Lu
Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.
Dear Martin, byNic Stone
Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs.
ProQuest Research Skill Worksheets
coming in march
Google Doc Copy Hack
Need someone to have a copy of a document? Replace the end of its address with the word "copy" and whomever opens the link will be prompted to make their own copy. Doing so prevents them from editing the original and leaves a copy into their drive. This could be useful for department work and or students in clubs.
See it in action and get more details by visiting this hacked doc:
https://docs.google.com/document/ d/1_X4aMDFkDD7j7GuHE G1ZcyXWGGC0HU VsVv1Rgz4_uIs/copy
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