Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Battle of the Books

We have discussed the requirements for students to participate in the Maine Student Book Award program. Today we will focus on RSU 1's Battle of the Books. Here is a video from a previous Battle to give you an idea about how the event works.


This year we're going to try using a new tool called BookTaco to help us keep track of our reading. 

Introduction to Easybib

Dear 7th graders,
Your mythology project is wrapping up, and you need to create a bibliography. I am going to introduce you to EasyBib today. Here are our learning targets:
  • I can create a quality bibliography for my ELA project using EasyBib. This means I take the time to try and locate information about my source that EasyBib can't find.
  • I can export my bibliography to my Google Drive so I have access to it later. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

It's Turkey Time!

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Good morning, 5th grade -
Veteran's Day is over, so it is time to change up the library display. I would like YOU to help me locate Thanksgiving themed books for our new display. Here are today's learning targets:

  • I can brainstorm appropriate keywords for Thanksgiving themed books.
  • I can use the library catalog to locate an appropriate book for the Thanksgiving display.
  • I can locate a book on the library shelves.

Once you have completed this task, please complete this exit survey.
Click here for survey

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Grandparent Day Preparation

Good morning, 6th grade -
Veteran's Day is over, so it is time to change up the library display. I would like YOU to help me locate Grandparent themed books for our new display. Here are today's learning targets:

  • I can brainstorm appropriate keywords for Grandparent themed books.
  • I can use the library catalog to locate an appropriate book for the Grandparent's Day display.
  • I can locate a book on the library shelves.

Once you have completed this task, please complete this exit survey.
Click here for survey

Thursday, October 26, 2017

More ocean research!

Dear 4th graders,
You are well on your way to being ocean creature experts! Last week you found books to help with your ocean animal research. Today I want to introduce you to a database. Here are our learning targets:

  • I can locate the MARVEL icon on the library website.
  • I can access the Britannic Online School Edition database.
  • I can use appropriate keywords to do a search at the elementary level.

Bibliographies



This is a little bit of review, 8th grade. But I want to make sure you can create a polished bibliography! Here are our learning targets:

● I can create a quality bibliography for my ELA project using EasyBib. This means I take the time to try and locate information about my source that EasyBib can’t find.


● I can export my bibliography to my Google Drive and share it with aluchies@rsu1.org. 


Thursday, October 19, 2017

4th grade Ocean Research

Hi 4th graders,
You have discussed your marine project in class and now know what information you need to locate. Today we will look for books to help with your research. Here are our learning targets:

  • I can use appropriate keywords to do a search in the library catalog.
  • I can determine if a book is a good resource for my project.
  • I can locate a nonfiction book on the library shelves.