ELD and SDC resources
in your CHS Library
TREAT your students to some tasty reading!
Easy reading nonfiction books are current and informative, but written at an upper elementary or middle school level. They are in a the "EL" bookcase in nonfiction.
Nonfiction books about a topic of interest can also work -- skateboarding, music, art?
Magazines are updated weekly in our CHS library, and these are chosen by our students, so they are sure to engage your classes! The current issue is out on display; ask for a 'variety pack" of back issues for in-class silent reading.
Graphic novels (i.e. comic books) have all of the story elements you are trying to teach --plot, character, theme -- in a fun format with truly great artwork.
Series books can be engaging enough that a low reader is willing to stretch a bit to keep up with the story.
New books are on display each month . . if a student is interested, why not let them try? We buy books at many different reading levels.
EDGE classroom libraries, Pacemaker and Globe Fearon classics, are all hi-lo reading.
Check out these resources on the research database page:World Book Online Encyclopedias include 5 different reading levels: Kids (elementary), Student (middle school), Advanced (High School), Disovery (very visual) and Spanish language. User name: chaparral, password: pumas
E-books show up in our online library catalog with a little blue or green e . The reader is now built in to the catalog, just click on OPEN to view and read. Maybe this would work well on your Smartboard for a group reading experience? User name CHS, password pumas
A lot of engaging nonfiction books in pdf format.