Getting to the Core @ Your Library
Quick Tips and Tools for implementing CCSS
Using World Book Online Through TEL
One of the Common Core shifts is toward quality text and learning through research. World Book, a trusted source for educators for eons, is now available online through the Tennessee Electronic library. There are two versions and both may benefit high school students. These are World Book, for those who need a more simplified text and World Book Advanced. While most high school students would benefit from World Book Advanced, we know there is a place for both within the population we serve. World Book Advanced has some awesome features like searching by Lexile, but even better, it has links to e-books and those primary sources that are often difficult to find in one place. It also has a feature that will read the text to students. Here's a quick overview of both versions of World Book. Unfortunately, they showcase the middle school appropriate one first, but a minute or two into the tutorial, you will get to see the power of World Book Advanced. The TEL website is www.tntel.info and the World Book link can be found on the right-hand side. If you need more help with this resource, just let me know.
Links to all the resources mentioned in Quick Tips can be found at our SCHS Library homepage. The library link is also located on the SCHS homepage. One major goal this year is to make this a more useful website for teachers and students. Make a habit of stopping by to see the latest additions and, by all means, feel free to make suggestions.
Lora The Librarian
I look forward to supporting your CCSS needs and my library door is always open to those who want the best for SCHS students. Put me on your team and I will work hard to fulfill my role in making all Rebels successful.
***Quick Tips is an informational flyer brought to you periodically by your SCHS librarian. It is intended to bring you useful practical ideas pre-sifted just for SCHS teachers! Let us do some of the sifting, so you can concentrate on the shifting.
September 18, 2013