Ryan 216 Library Media Center
May 2015 Newsletter
We also have almost 600 new print and eBooks for our students. Our collection has been updated to include resources that can support all content areas, as well as the latest fiction and YA series books!
The American Revolution
Using engaging text, hands-on activities, and links to primary sources, The American Revolution: Experience the Battle for Independence shows readers how rebel soldiers fought in horrific conditions while their families faced their own hardships for the sake of freedom. Students examine wartime propaganda to discover the truth about events leading up to the war, and engage in vibrant debate, strategic planning, and literary deconstruction to understand the official documents upon which America is founded. Building a marshmallow cannon and creating real colonial food are some of the projects that engage readers’ design skills. Essential questions require readers to activate their critical thinking skills to discover the truth about the most important moment in American history.
The American Revolution meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in history and social studies; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Building Strong Writers in Middle School
100 Trait-Specific Comments: Middle School
20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core: Increasing Rigor in Middle & High School Classrooms
- Learn 20 literacy strategies to help students become expert readers.
- Access activities, lesson plans, organizers, and other research-based tools that promote secondary content literacy.
- Strengthen your understanding of CCSS for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects for grades 6-12.