Perhaps you were wondering...
...how can I set realistic independent reading goals for the school year?
Recently, Gregory Cowles, senior editor of the Books desk for The New York Times published an excellent article (advice, really) on "How to Tap Your Inner Reader." This article touches on many of the challenges that readers share with me me quite often. What to read, how to make time to read, how to enjoy reading are among the most frequently shared challenges. Well, Cowles' article answers those questions really well, and here are some highlights from "How to Tap Your Inner Reader." After following these tips, you may want to "Become a Better Reader in 7 Days."
Snider, Grant. “Book Ambition: A Graphic Pep Talk for the Literary Year Ahead.” New York Times, 2 Mar. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/books/review/reading-goals.html. Accessed Aug. 7, 2019.
Pay attention, Nerdfighters! John Green (yes, that amazing author John Green) joined forces with his brother Hank Green (also known as Internet Guy) to bring you an extensive series of short videos on a variety of topics. Take a look, and scan the playlists. Memorable, educational, brief, entertaining, and AWESOME!
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The students, faculty, and CIS community at-large have a full range of materials and services within easy grasp. Our space is more than a repository for information. We focus our energy on the unique needs of our learning community, no matter what form that may take. While one can certainly find a fantastic dual-language collection of fiction and nonfiction materials, we support the needs of whomever walks through our doors. Whether you visit us in person or you take advantage of our services via this LibGuide, we are confident you will find what you need at the CIS Secondary Library.
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It is your responsibility to bring your school ID card each day.
Students, you must use your school ID cards for access to all services provided in the Library. All items to check out include print materials and equipment such as E-readers; you must have your ID to do so. You can also use your student ID card for photocopying and printing.
Beyond that simple statement, it gets even easier:
We encourage--and expect--secondary students to choose and manage their reading. This policy is firm.
We invite you to enjoy the Secondary Library, so please do visit us. To browse, ask questions, seek guidance to support your child's reading, or simply to learn about our space is something we hope you do.
The ideal time to visit the Secondary Library is after school hours between 3:00-4:30. We reserve the school hours (7:30-3:00) for student and teacher use. The library is a classroom, so your understanding is appreciated.
Because this is a teaching and learning space, we ask that you follow the same, simple expectations we have for the students. When visiting the library, please model and support these standards. It is helpful for students to see.
|Books (print & digital)||14 days||
|Magazines and Journals||14 days||N/A*||$100|
|Audio-Visual (Audiobooks, DVDs, etc.)||14 days||N/A*||$200|
*Rather than charging fees for most overdue materials, we ask that you return or renew items. You will not be allowed to check out any additional items if you owe a fine or have anything overdue. The rule of thumb: if you expect to check something out, take care of your obligations.
**If a missing or damaged item is part of a set and we are not able to replace the missing portion, then you need to pay for the replacement of the entire set, which means the cost may be significantly higher. This applies to both books and AV materials.