LEE HS Library
LEE High School Library & Hybrid Instruction
- Collaboration to support students as they showcase new knowledge.
- Library reading promotions for students during the month of November.
- Library databases and web resources designed to assist teachers as they support a variety of learners.
Virtual Instruction Collaboration Highlights
Electronic Resource Highlights for Students
Reading Promotion for In-Person & Virtual Students
Simultaneous Use - Virtual Resources for Teachers
Teachers looking for informational texts (nonfiction) that can be used simultaneously (unlimited learners at the same time) are encouraged to consider the following resources:
TweenTribune: This site, developed and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute, is a rich source of news articles that are:
- Available in four different lexile levels.
- Categorized by age group for maximum interest
- Available in Spanish.
From its website FAQs, TweenTribune describes itself as:
"…a free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students. TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science. TTribune also includes lessons, instructional and assessment tools, and opportunities for the registered users to communicate with other participants. TTribune is a moderated comment sharing community where registered Teachers can assign educational content (like news stories) to students and the students using a screen name have the ability to create comments which, if approved by their Teacher, are then published either to the other students within the Teacher’s TTribune classroom page, or publicly on TTribune."
Look for TweenTribune by using this link. By creating a free teacher account, educators have access to a dashboard which enables them to set up classes, send out reading assignments to their learners, and (as mentioned in the description above), engage students in a comment-based discussion. Ask the LEE librarian for more information or for a quick demonstration!
Curriculum Support - Electronic Resources
NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE: TeachingBooks Book Connections - a Chrome extension that is now available to enhance searches for resources related to authors or literary works. The extension enables the resources within TeachingBooks to be visible in Google search results - integration that immediately provides the searcher with resource options.
NESA Literary Magazine - Highlighting Student Writing
OverDrive eBook & Audiobook Circulation
The LEE Library continues to see a huge increase in eBook and Audiobook checkouts (based on the same time periods in the 2019-20 School Year). A huge thank you to all LEE and ISA teachers who have promoted the library's electronic collection!
OverDrive Checkouts (eBook and Audiobook combined)
November 1 - November 30, 2020: 44