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The School Year Begins

Looking for a way to share new items as well as news items from the Lenape Library, I've found a great tool in smore. Found out about it in the wide wide world of on-line networked teacher librarians/media specialists. I hope to send the link when there is enough to share - but not too much - that highlights features in the Library that can serve teachers and students.

Electronic Resources@the Library

Literacy includes digital understanding

Scanning is a skill. This is true when navigating a computer screen, a print book, a handheld device, a menu, a train schedule. Each format requires the reader to have a sense of what she is looking for and the ability to think about what the "page" offers before a starting place is chosen. "Where do I click?" isn't always the best, first question. Using any resource mentioned above, a better question before proceeding might be "What do I have here?"

The World of Non-fiction/Informational text

One of the new books in the Professional Collection called Genre Study by Fountas and Pinnell includes a chart of the many types of texts that fall under the umbrella of Nonfiction. Students may find it interesting to learn just how much variety is in this category. Hard copy of the chart is available in the Library for better viewing.