Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Reading Logs and Summer Hours 2017


Elementary Summer Reading Log (Grades 1-5)
University Schools Libraries Summer Hours
The elementary/high School library will be closed this summer for renovations. Students may visit the middle school library to take AR quizzes or borrow books.  

Middle School Library hours 9:30 am - 11:30 am on the following Wednesdays
June 7 | June 14 | June 21 | June 28  
July 12 | July 19 |  July 26 | August 2

The High Plains Library District Summer Reading program starts May 27. Stop by your public library to sign-up, track your reading, attend programs and earn prizes!

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program and Book Suggestions
(Grades 1-6)

Audiobooks for Teens (Middle/High School)

Middle School Summer Reading

List & Matrix for ALL Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students

Requirements/Rubrics for Summer Reading Projects (choose one at your grade level to complete)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

6th STEM Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

Information Literacy
Engage in the information literacy process: access, evaluate, and use information and ideas.
  • Analyze differences among various informational materials in terms of structure and purpose
  • Identify keywords and synonyms for topic searches
  • Create effective searches of print material by identifying appropriate keywords
  • Locate specific information within a source
  • Identify the authority of an author in print materials
  • Evaluate sources for fact, opinion, propaganda, currency and relevance
  • Recognize the importance of the publication date as an indicator of information currency
Research Process
  • Plan strategies to utilize digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information
  • Use critical thinking skills to conduct research, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate technological tools and resources.
  • Use a variety of skills and strategies to comprehend nonfiction and informational text.
  • Utilize digital tools and resources to investigate real-world issues, answer questions, or solve problems
Reminder about plagiarism
EasyBib add on for Google Docs
Research Process BIG 6