Liberty Middle School Library

2nd 6-Weeks

April Henry: New York Times-Bestselling Author

Over 20 students were invited to see Author April Henry a New York Times-bestselling author. She is a fascinating writer that travels to schools and instills in students the significance of reading, writing, & researching. April shared many interesting facts about her family.


In 1657, April's 9th great grandfather, William Goodman Meer, was charged with being a witch: bewitching a pig. Luckily he was found not guilty. (View the image below.)


George Washington is April's second cousin, eight generations removed.


Library Standards:

Strand 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Dimension 4: Library programs encourage collaboration with other types of libraries (e.g. public, academic, governmental, special), information institutions (e.g. museums, institutes, and virtual field trips), and community partners.

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April Henry: New York Times-Bestselling Author

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Liberty Middle School students proudly hold Girl Stolen by April Henry.

OSMO: Words

Students enjoy guessing and spelling mystery words with tiles. These students love the competition and challenge.


Library Standards:

Strand 4: Digital Learning - Effective school libraries are a vital hub with equitable access to emerging technologies which provide curated and open access to a variety of print and digital resources. They support best instructional practices and curriculum standards through the integration of resources while assessing the impact on student learning.

Dimension 2: The library program utilizes a variety of engaging technology tools that demonstrate learning in a measurable way.

Series Reader C. Garza: Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

C. Garza was exhilarated when he read the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. It was filled with mythical creatures and treacherous adventures with a cast of diverse and interesting characters. This Egyptian Mythology series took you to different dimensions saving the world with magic.


C. Garza wants everyone to know that if they like books with action, humor, romance, and suspense this is the perfect series for them.


Library Standards:

Strand 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Dimension 2: The library supports, supplements, and elevates literacy instruction through research based strategies and participation in national, state, and local reading initiatives.

PSJA Reading Laureate Program: The "You" of Reading

Liberty Middle School has 2 new Reading Laureate Club Members.


Library Standards:

Strand 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Dimension 2: The library supports, supplements, and elevates literacy instruction through research based strategies and participation in national, state, and local reading initiatives.

E.E. Charlton-Trujillo: Author & Filmmaker

About 25 lucky Liberty students got to see author & filmmaker E.E. Charlton-Trujillo. She is the author of Feels Like Home, Fat Angie, Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution, When We Was Fierce, and The Colorful Spirit. Her presentation was entertaining and educational. The kids loved it!!!


Library Standards:

Strand 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Dimension 4: Library programs encourage collaboration with other types of libraries (e.g. public, academic, governmental, special), information institutions (e.g. museums, institutes, and virtual field trips), and community partners.

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Author Charlton-Trujillo, Mrs. Galvan and Liberty Middle School students.

Series Reader D. Fernandez: Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans

D. Fernandez enjoyed the Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans because it kept getting better as he continued reading the next book. He felt the author, Richard Paul Evans, character and setting development was well played.


If you enjoy riveting, addictive, funny, and intriguing reads, D. Fernandez highly recommends

this series.


Library Standards:

Strand 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Dimension 2: The library supports, supplements, and elevates literacy instruction through research based strategies and participation in national, state, and local reading initiatives.

PSJA Battle of the Books

Students interested in becoming a competitor of the Liberty M.S. Battling Team are required to read 5 books from the PSJA Middle School Battle of the Books List. Students must AR test and get an 80% or better. This 6-weeks, 5 students completed all 5 books. Come by the library for more details.


Library Standards:

Strand 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Dimension 2: The library supports, supplements, and elevates literacy instruction through research based strategies and participation in national, state, and local reading initiatives.

Law of April 6th, 1830

The law of April 6, 1830 banned immigration from the United States to Texas. In addition it outlawed slavery in Texas.


Students in Mr. Moncivais social studies classes were assigned to create a comic of the Law of April 6th, 1830.


TEKS

§113.19. Social Studies, Grade 7, Adopted 2018.

(3) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues related to the Texas Revolution shaped the history of Texas. The student is expected to:


(A) describe the chain of events that led to the Texas Revolution, including the Fredonian Rebellion, the Mier y Terán Report, the Law of April 6, 1830, the Turtle Bayou Resolutions, and the arrest of Stephen F. Austin;

Series Reader K. Iturrubiates: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

K. Iturrubiates got hooked on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare because she loves fantasy and it was totally action packed. The plot had several twists and turns in unexpected ways. The series gave K. Iturrubiates more imagination and passion for reading.



If you like fantasy books with adventure, excitement, and suspense, don't hesitate to read this series.


Library Standards:

Strand 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Dimension 2: The library supports, supplements, and elevates literacy instruction through research based strategies and participation in national, state, and local reading initiatives.

LMS Ciculation & AR Statistics: 2nd 6-Weeks

1,523 books circulated at Liberty


6th Grade earned 504.5 AR Points

7th Grade earned 1,258.8 AR Points

8th Grade earned 804.4 AR Points


1,885 students visited the library the 1st 6-weeks

1,345 were teacher/student visits & 540 were walk-ins

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