Pelion Middle Learning Commons

August/September 2018

Welcome Back!

Don't forget that the Learning Commons is your partner in promoting reading and teaching literacy skills. Here's how we can work together:


1. Help you help students find his/her identity as a reader. We have a "just-right" book for everyone.

2. Come to your classroom to booktalk and organize your classroom library. We can also help you identify areas of need and get those needed items for your classroom library.

3. Create and co-teach lessons in which we model strategies and jointly monitor students guided practice.

4. Create learning stations in the library to help students gain background knowledge before starting a unit.

5. Provide space for your classes and small groups. The Learning Commons has room for multiple groups, plus a production room where they can experiment with a green screen.

6. Pull a list of books on you for a topic. Whether you are looking for a read-aloud that models the 7 Habits or a book with easy-to-identify- text features, we can find something perfect for you.

What Do My Students Read Next?

The South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominees list is a great place to start if you are looking to recommend a book to a student. These books are chosen annually by educators and students and represent the best in juvenile and young adult literature.

Books Trailers You Can Show In Your Class

https://youtu.be/89sO3y75hF8

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

The staff of the Pelion Branch Library will be here every Tuesday in September to help students sign up for public library cards. Encourage your students to fill out an application. A library card from the Pelion Branch library not only gives you access to materials and services at this branch but also other libraries in Lexington County including Lexington, Cayce-West Columbia, Irmo, and many other small communities.

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.