AnHS Library News and Resources

January 2020

Parent Newsletter 2020

Click here for some wonderful student contest opportunities in all subject areas!

Teacher + Librarian Collaboration

Get Yourself on the Calendar for Collab in the New Year!

Just a reminder that I am available to help you and your students with resource curation, conducting research, evaluating online sources, digital citizenship lessons, SSR selection, and more. Shoot me an email or stop by to schedule your class.

Did You Know?

Did you know that I now manage the Bookshare and Read & Write programs for the Special Ed Department? If you have a student with a 504 or an IEP in your class and they need ebooks, audiobooks, or help with their reading and writing using technology, shoot me an email, and I can get them set up with the necessary resources. I can access textbooks as well as fiction and nonfiction books for them. Click here for the resources on my website.

App of the Month

Start off the New Year with Informable

Have your students test their news literacy know-how with the new app, Informable, from the News Literacy Project! Students score points for accuracy and speed across three levels of difficulty in four distinct modes: Ad or Not, Evidence or Not, News or Opinion, Checkable or Not. Students can download the app on their phones and sign in with Google.

Curriculum Corner

Using Anthologies in the Classroom

Perfect to supplement a unit while offering choice to your students!

"Because of their inclusive nature, as well as the length of entries within a collection, anthologies offer opportunities to expose teen readers to a wide variety of styles and voices in a single book. Likewise, many anthologies discuss bigger social issues, reframe classics used in the classroom, and tie into popular reading among teens" (SLJ, 2019)

Check out some of our YA anthologies:

Library Resources

Curated Tech Tools

Check out the Library Webpage or Symbaloo for a collection of favorite technology applications in the classroom. From presentations to organization, videos to comics, photos to avatars, the opportunities are limitless for your students and you.


Recommend these wonderful resources to students who need access to support information or utilize for students doing research on mental health topics. Students can download and access these resources from home and as many times as they need to. They can also share them with friends!


Do your students need a vetted source for a school project or paper? They can access, on campus or from home, a variety of quality and credible sources right on the AnHS Library Webpage. All logins are now available on one document.


Find current articles in English or Spanish by visiting the Sacramento Bee News in Education website. Log in as a student using the AnHS Class ID lewis and password 2843 found on our Library website under electronic resources. Once you log in as a student select "Read Today's Paper" to choose The Sacramento Bee or El Nuevo Herald. You can also access many other student resources on their website for use in your classroom.

Staff Book Recommendations

I Have a Recommendation for You!

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

If you love historical fiction with a little bit of magic mixed in, then you will love this book. Deeply get to know the characters of the Underground Railroad as Coates weaves an ancestral story that makes you feel all of the emotions and ultimately touches your soul.