AnHS Library News and Resources
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Teacher and Librarian Collaboration
Textbook Checkouts January 6-8th
Times are being offered every five minutes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 6-8, 2021 for on-campus students/classes. Sign up your classes for a time slot here. Students will enter through the main Library doors.
Also, please encourage your "Learn at Home" students to sign up (bit.ly/ANHSCheckouts2021) for a time on January 6-8th to check out their materials, textbooks and library books during off-campus hours from 1:30-6:00 pm. Students and parents have been sent the signup link, but please post it in your Google Classroom as well!
Complete Poem & Book Readings
To set up your Teaching Books account, see the instructions in our Teacher's Lounge.
Want to preview a YA title? Check out the over 14,000 Google Preview books on Teaching Books here. Remember to filter by grade level.
Want to build a diverse reading list for students? Access the Diverse Books Toolkit here.
Learning Activities with Google Drawings
Fire Up Your Students with a Campaign Project
Want to Get Students Blogging?
- The Single Project Blog
- The Special Interest Blog
- The Portfolio Blog
- The Journalistic Blog
- The Review Blog
- The Advice or How-To Blog
Historically Responsive Literacy: A More Complete Education for All Students
Identity: “Identity is who you say you are, who others say you are… (and) who you desire to be. The curriculum and the pedagogy should be an opportunity for students to know themselves” (Muhammad, 2020).
Skills: "Abandonment of skills is a common problem when new approaches to schooling are introduced," but skills should not be thrown out. "You can have voice and fun and engagement and skills" (Muhammad, 2020).
Intellect: "Muhammad urges us to ask What do we want our students to become smarter about?" (Gonzalez, 2020). Intellectualism is not just about collecting facts, it is "when you do something with [your] knowledge, where you apply it somehow, in your discussion, in your activism, in your actions. We need to treat young people as if they are scholars and intellectuals and thinkers” (Muhammad, 2020).
Criticality: “Criticality is helping students to read, write and think in active ways. We don’t want them to be passive consumers of knowledge. We want them to question what they hear on the news." Criticality is also more than just critical thinking. "Criticality is deep and analytical thinking to understand power, equity, anti-racism and other anti-oppressions. This is where we help students to be woke” (Muhammad, 2020).
According to Muhammad (2020), criticality is essential “because oppression exists in the world. Period. We want students to leave our schools not contributing to more oppression or wrongdoing and hurt in their relationships and with strangers. We also don’t want them to be silent. If they see oppression, we want them to actively respond to it.”
For what these layers look like in the classroom, read the full blog at Cult of Pedagogy.
Technology Tips and Tools
Google Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of
Diverse Learner Tools
Student Info for Your Google Classroom - Please Post!
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Our next two book selections are The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang and A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi. Students can choose which book they would like to read, or they can read both! Pickup for the books takes place Mondays/Tuesdays and Thursdays/Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm for on-campus students. Off-campus students can come to campus from 1:45 to 3:45 pm on those same days. Students should pick up their books the week of January 18! Our next Book Club Zoom meeting is on February 26 from 3-4 pm.
If students have specific needs or want to request additional research or technology help from me, they can schedule an in-person appointment or Zoom through Calendly.
Please Promote the Library Website
Please encourage your students to access my website and the resources that are found there. I have recently reorganized the website to streamline the navigation.
Under Search and Research, students have access to several wonderful databases, including Cameron’s Collection (Health and Wellness ebooks), Gale, ABC-Clio, SIRS Issues Researcher, ProQuest, and more. They also have access to our online library catalog and WebPath Express, which allows them to search vetted websites.
Many student tutorials on how to research, evaluate sources, identify misinformation, access apps and e-texts, and use our online catalog already exist under the Student Help tab in order to help students find information, achieve, and be successful.
Encourage your students to bookmark the Library website and follow me on Instagram @librarygirl7801 and/or Twitter @anhs_lib. You can also post the link in your Google Classroom! Thanks for your support!
If your students are having problems with their CBs, have them go to this link for help! Students will fill out a Google Form and pick a day to come to campus and turn in their CBs. They will be given loaners to use until their CBs are repaired.
Bookshare and Read & Write for Students with IEPs or a 504 Plan
Any students with 504 or IEPs can access all of their materials in ebook, audiobook, or large print form. Bookshare has an immense collection that includes most textbooks and thousands of free fiction and non-fiction reading materials.
Any teachers or counselors that want to set a student up with Bookshare just needs to let me know who the student is, whether they are on a 504 or an IEP plan, and what their disability is. I can set up an account for the student and assign specific textbooks or reading books or even an entire reading list based on a students' interests (ex. sports books, graphic novels, reluctant reader books, etc...) in about 5 minutes. After setting up an account for the student, I can then share their login credentials with them as well as my tutorials for how to get started accessing their books.
You can email me the student's information, or you can fill out the Bookshare Enrollment Google form for your student(s).
Students with IEPs also have access to the Premium edition of the Read & Write App through the District's site license. I have tutorials for them on how to use the app, and I can also Zoom with them to show them how to use the app in real time if they need any extra help getting started.
Here is the link to my Bookshare and Read & Write App tutorials on my website. Just scroll down to the resource you are interested in.
Click here for a curated list of excellent, culturally responsive titles, to share with your students or incoporate into your curriculum. All types of cultural and gender experiences are included.