Bellwood Library

News, Tips and Tricks!

Make the Library Catalog Work for You!

Did you know you can search the Bellwood Library Catalog by DRA Level? Just type in DRA and the number for example DRA 20 and you will see a list of all the books available at that level! Kids can search this way too! I am happy to make that a requirement for check out if you wish! You can also search the catalog by reading strategies! The following search terms are assigned to books in the library so you can for example, search by summarizing and see what we have available to help teach that strategy! How cool is that?

Search Terms:

  • Clarifying
  • Making Connections
  • Visualizing
  • Predicting
  • Drawing Inferences or inferring
  • Synthesizing
  • Summarizing
  • Voice
  • Homophones/Homonyms
  • Questioning
  • Word Choice
  • Determining Importance
  • Descriptive Language
Andy Weir for School Libraries