Creekland Media Center

April 2016

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Save the Date

The second semester Read the Rainbow celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 during FIT. All celebrations will take place in the lower media center. This celebration is for students who completed 15 different books from the Read the Rainbow form.


  • 8th grade - 10:15 AM
  • 7th grade - 1:30 PM
  • 6th grade - 2:30 PM

Database Tip

Readspeaker Function in GALE and ABC-CLIO Databases: Within the articles of GALE/ABC-CLIO Databases, Readspeaker will read the article text aloud. If you expand the Readspeaker bar and click on the gear, you can adjust the speed of the text as well as whether you would like text to expand or change color while it is read aloud. The thumbnail above shows where to click to adjust Readspeaker settings.

Try this instructional strategy!

Circle of Viewpoints: After reading some text, students can draw a circle and divide it into thirds. Each third will represent a different point of view or issue presented in the article. Name the perspective next to the divided section. Click here for more information on how to implement this strategy.

Readers Rally 2017

Our Readers Rally Team needs your help. Will you read one of the books for the competition next year and write some practice questions for our team to use? A complete list of titles can be found below. Copies of the book will be available from the CMS Media Center before the end of school, and questions are due in August. See Ms. Meyer in the media center for more details.


We are also in need of an assistant coach to guide the team. If you're interested please speak with Jennifer Koleff, our head coach, to get details.

Will you take one book and write practice questions???

2017 Readers Rally Titles for Middle School


Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley

Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Rain Reign by Ann Martin

The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar T

he Marvels by Brian Selznick

The Iron Trial: Magisterium, Book One by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black