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Points of View Reference Center

This past summer I became an INFOhio district / building iCoach. This meant going through a course that explored all of the various resources INFOhio offers... and for FREE! I love free!

One that stood out to me as it helped so many content areas meet a standard (or more) was Points of View Reference Center. It provides access to valid articles that share four main essays on the "topic" researched:

- an overview of the topic

- point (arguments that support the topic)

- counterpoint (arguments that support the opposing side)

- guide to critical analysis (questions & tips on how to dig deeper)

Take a couple of minutes and explore! Or contact me so we can explore together!

If the link does not work please go to INFOHIO.ORG > 6 -8 > scroll down to Points of View Reference Center.

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Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm

This summer I was fortunate enough to attend the Scholastic Reading Summit. At this summit I was thrilled to sit in a workshop by Donalyn Miller (my idol) and Mr. Shu (as he is known by the reading world). At Mr. Shu's workshop he spoke highly of this book that would be coming out -- Sunny Side Up. I was hesitant to pick the book up, not because it was a graphic novel, but the target audience might be elementary.

Following Mr. Shu on Twitter he shared that a podcast was forthcoming about this book, sharing the entire story of production -- from author to editor to colorist and more! This concept fascinated me so I listened and learned that Sunny Side Up was not only a must read, but a must have in the MS libraries.

Sunny Side Up, a graphic novel by the sister & brother team who write Babymouse, is a modified autobiographical story. It discusses what happened to Jennifer when her family tried to cover a family secret. The implications of how it impacted everyone -- most definitely Jennifer -- were detailed, both visually and written. This is a story that so many teens will gravitate towards as it is realistic, warm and a tad bit humorous.


August 28 - September 10, 2015

West circulation statistics: 822

East circulation statistics: 947

East Materials Hold: 37

West Materials Hold: 9

West Class Visits: 4

East Class Visits: 4

East days open to study hall: 5

West days open to study hall: 5

Upcoming events

Banned Books Week

Sunday, Sep. 27th, 7:30am to Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 2:45pm

your classroom & the library

What will you do to participate in Banned Books Week? The library will be sharing titles that have been banned or were suggested for banning. Discussions about banning books will be part of displays and library lessons.

TVWMS Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 5th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 9th, 2pm

200 Grove Run Road

Commercial Point, OH

Book Fair -- stop by and get your must have reads! Details for the online fair will be forthcoming!
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