Pelion Middle Learning Commons
Hooking Reluctant Readers
How can you turn non-readers into readers?
1. Show book trailers! Students become engaged when they see print come to life. Youtube is an excellent resource.
2. Student choice is important. Students feel empowered when they are given the freedom to select their own books, regardless of reading or Lexile levels.
3. Read aloud daily. This shows that reading and learning are one in the same.
4. Have conversations about books. This shows that books are important and fosters a positive relationship between student and teacher.
5. Encourage a student to abandon a book that isn't working for them. This is how a student finds his identity as a reader.
Book Trailer of the Month: SYLO by DJ MacHale
What's New in the Learning Commons? Makerspaces!
What Else Did Students & Teachers Do in the Learning Commons during October/November?
-experimented with makerspaces
-celebrated the arrival of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Old School.
-read books for the Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest
-participated in a book pass activity
-checked out books
-planned for the book fair
-attended training & PLCs
At a Glance in the Learning Commons
- 1164 print materials checked out
- 840 single student visits
- 4197 uses of Discovery Streaming by staff and studens
Coming Soon. . .
Mission and Vision
The Pelion Middle Learning Commons supports student achievement by serving as a center that is conducive to personalized learning, collaboration and creativity. As students develop new digital skills, discover their identity as a reader, and become self-directed, they become lifelong learners.