WKMS Learning Commons News
Fourth Quarter 2018
Encourage Students To Engage In A Wide Variety of Reading
Source: South Carolina State Department
of Education’s Blueprint for Success
Over 49% Of Students Who Visited The LC Checked Out Books
Over 73% Students Used The LC for Collaboration or Research
Over 7,000 Students Visited The WKMS LC This Year
Book To Read: Honors students should read one book. Choose either from Young Adult Book Award (YABA) nominees listed below OR students may read a classic title listed below.
Assignment Due Dates: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 for fall semester and Monday, January 14, 2019 for spring semester
Reminder: The YABA book list is optional. Students may read one of the classic book titles below.
Young Adult Book Award Choices
South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees:
Air by Ryan Gattis
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
Blood, Bullets, and Bones by Bridget Heos
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt
The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz
Sachiko: A Nagasaki bomb survivor’s story by Caren Stelson
The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Starflight by Melissa Landers
The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
NOTICE: Young Adult titles often cover mature subject matter and may include strong language. Parents should review all titles to determine if the book seems appropriate for their student reader. If in doubt, please choose the classic novel choices given for the appropriate course.
If the child chooses a book from this Young Adult Book Award (YABA) list, please read the information on the following websites:
Classic Title Choices
English 1 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
English 2 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
English 3 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
**English 4 students taking Dual Enrollment may participate in YABA reading for the Learning Commons celebration.
Additional Dual Enrollment assignments are to be determined.
WKMS Summer Reading BINGO Option
Lexington County Library Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading: Teens
For Grades 6 Through 12
Jun 01 - Aug 18
Preregistration begins May 01.
Libraries rock! Come get in the groove this summer at the Lexington County Public Library and discover books that can help you find a new beat. Challenge yourself to try new things and see what your library has to offer this summer.
Children and teens can score some jam up treats from Chipotle, Bojangles' and Chick-fil-A, as well as a book, Summer Reading medal and ticket to a Lexington County Blowfish Baseball game. Tracking time is easy and online. Simply log the number of minutes you spend reading and you'll be notified when it's time to pick up your prize at the library.
Summer Reading isn’t just for kids. Adult participants who log their reading are entered to win weekly prizes at their local branch.
Logging forms are available at the library to record minutes or titles of books you read this summer.
As you make plans this summer, don’t forget to stop by the library each week for exciting activities for all ages. Our programs are designed to help grow your mind and body from author talks to programs about food and yoga.
For a complete list of events, visit www.lex.lib.sc.us/events.
How It Works
- Register for an online account.
- Set a goal of reading 20 minutes a day.
- Log minutes to earn points. Each minute of reading is worth one point.
Things to Know
- Receive prizes when you hit 300, 600, and 900 points; but don't stop there.
- Log each week to be entered into a weekly prize drawing.
- Hit 900 points and you're a reading champion — swing by the library to select your medal and book.
- Prizes awarded from Monday, June 11 to Saturday, August 18.
Parents — you can click on "Myself and Children" on the registration page to create a family account.
Child care groups – click on “My Group” after clicking the register button.
Lexington County Public Library Link to create an account: http://lexingtonlibsc.readsquared.com/Register.aspx
20 Free e-Books From Capstone For The Summer
Password: love to read
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eBooks and Audio Books: Lots of Choices To Consider
Follett is at the forefront in developing and providing exciting digital content to schools, districts, classrooms, and libraries. Our digital educational products include the latest eBooks, engaging interactive titles, and much more. This content is designed to engage learners at every level and provide the differentiation support that 21st-century educators need. Several eBooks are set up for unlimited check-out.
Explore our wide selection of digital content – including eBooks, audiobooks, and more – now.
Download and review WKMS's LC eBook collection from the attached PDF below.
17 Useful iOS 10 Tips
Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 10, is now available for iPhone and iPad.
The Messages, Photos, and Maps apps got the biggest updates, but there are a lot of new, smaller tweaks throughout iOS 10 that may be causing new users some confusion.