John Wiggins-Strada, Library Media Specialist
Jennifer Carone, Library Paraprofessional
Information and Technology Literacy Curriculum
The Information and Technology Literacy Curriculum allows for the integration of information technology skills into the classroom curriculum. I’ve been meeting with the classroom teachers to discuss the curriculum and to plan lessons. The lessons we design are then team taught. The library is used to do research using books and the computer lab is used to do Internet research and to produce final projects using software such as Microsoft Word, KidPix, Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft PowerPoint. The foundation of this curriculum is "Flexible Scheduling" where teachers schedule with the Media Specialist any amount of daily or weekly time to complete an information problem-solving assignment. The Media Specialist and the teacher both plan and team teach the lesson, creating a strong link between the questions asked in the classroom and the answers that can be found and communicated in the Media Center.
Library All-Stars Award
Every year I run a Library All-Stars Contest to encourage students to return their library books on time. Here’s how it works. When all the students in a class remember to bring their library books back on time they receive a remembering award certificate. At the end of the year, the class with the most certificates wins the contest and celebrates with a party!
Summer Reading List
The district library media specialists and the librarians from Scranton have begun work on the 2014 summer reading list. Look to see some big changes in the format of the list. Stay tuned for more information!
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The Nutmeg Children's Book Award encourages children in grades 4-6 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians, school library media specialists and teachers.
All books nominated for the award must be:
- A work of fiction, with appeal for readers in grades 4-6;
- Written by an author who currently resides in the United States;
- Copyrighted in the United States, and first published no more than five years from date of selection;
- Currently in print, and available in paper back as well as hard cover;
- Well-written, with strong characterization, a vivid setting, striking language, a well-constructed plot, and a plausible conclusion.
- Students in grades 4, 5 and 6th grade vote by official NCBA ballot in January for their favorite title at school.
- Each student may vote only once.
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