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    The Rousmaniere Library
    Welcome to the Rousmaniere Library

    Catalogs and Databases
    Library Links
    These subscription databases may be accessed from any device with an Internet connection. Please e-mail Mrs. Lorbert for the passwords.
    BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.
    "BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. create animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students."
    Grolier Online
    There are 2 interfaces: The Grolier Passport for grades 5 and up and the simplified Grolier Kids for students in grades 3-5. The Find it Fast search box, located at the top of both home pages, enables users to search all databases at the same time.

    Infobase Learning
    This collections offers 9 different resources on multiple topics including Issues and Controversies, Science Online, World Almanac for Kids Online and more. 
    The New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVEL) is provided by the New York State Library. It is a collection of useful Gale Cengage databases.
    Research in Context
    Formerly known as The Student Resource Center, this database is updated daily and offers reference essays, magazine, journal and newspaper articles, primary source documents, and multimedia files. Students can search simultaneously through many different collections.
    Nassau: Automated Library Information System Web Catalog
    Nassau County residents may use the online catalog and their home library's online databases with a public library card. Find the directory of libraries, and then you'll need to enter the barcode on your card before searching the library's databases.
    Suffolk County Live-brary
    Suffolk County residents have access to the Suffolk County Online Catalog and to Suffolk County Public Libraries. You will need your public library barcode to access your home library's online databases.
    Where real tutors are available to help you with your homework in real time.
    • To get help you must have a Suffolk County Public Library Card
    • Tutors available 7 days a week, 2pm - 11pm
    • Help for students grades K-12 and ESL students

    Library of Congress
    You can access the library's comprehensive collections: American Memory (history and culture); THOMAS (legislative information); America's Library (Fun for kids and families); International Horizons (Collections from around the world); Online Exhibits and more! 
    Research Guide
      Do you have a research assignment? Get step-by-step help in planning, searching for, evaluating, and using the information that you find.  Our Research Guide has links to tools that will help you complete your assignment. 
    Searching Online
      Millions of information sources are virtually at your fingertips, and you can gain access documents, pictures, video and audio clips without leaving your chair. But in order to avoid wading through millions of results, you need to know where to search and how to develop successful search strategies. 
    Summer reading assignments begin with students who are entering the Third Grade. More information is below.

    2013 Book Cover Contest
    Visit our blog  to see all of the great entries.
    East Woods Library Blog
    Summer Reading
    Summer Reading
    Reading requirements for the summer begin for students entering 3rd Grade in September. In addition to reading, there is an accompanying writing component for each grade. All written assignments will be collected by the teachers during the first week of school in September.
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    Suggested Reading Lists

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    Third Grade

    Fourth Grade

    Fifth Grade
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    Books & Reading Links
    Links related to books, authors & reading activities

    Nassau Digital Doorway 
    To access these digital materials you need…
    *A valid Nassau or Suffolk library card
    *Internet access
    *A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of
    digital materials you wish to check out
    *Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials, which is available at this site

    Arthur: The World’s Most Famous Aardvark
    Hosted by PBS, this is the homepage of Arthur, Marc Brown’s popular aardvark.

    Between the Lions
    This is the Web site for the PBS show with reading suggestions and activities related to each episode.

    A Book and a Hug
    This site has a great Find A Book tool (in the top right hand corner)  that lets readers choose a category, a reading level and even select some keywords. There are currently about 2,000 suggestions, and the site is growing.

    Book Plates at My Home Library
    At this site, you will find beautiful full-color bookplates featuring the work of several well-known illustrators. Each bookplate proclaims “This book belongs in the home library of…” and each may be downloaded and printed out in color.

    Caldecott Medal Home Page
    At this site, students can explore the history of the prestigious Caldecott Medal and see a complete listing of past and present winners.

    The Children’s Book Council
    At this non-profit organization’s site, there are links for parents, teachers, librarians, and those related to the book-publishing world. The council’s site promotes the enjoyment of children’s literature and has links to many useful sites including individual authors’ Web pages.

    Dr. Seuss’s Seusville
    Play games that feature Dr. Seuss’s beloved characters, enter trivia contests on classic Seuss books, enjoy recipes, and much more!

    Judy Moody
    In celebration of 10 years of Judy Moody, this Web site has been updated and offers colorful visuals and lots of “Way-Not-Boring Stuff to Do.”

    Junie B. Jones
    This is the site for you if you’re a fan of Junie. You’ll find a biography on author Barbara Park, all about the books in the series, activities, a trivia quiz, and more.

    Laurie Keller’s Web site 
    Here you will find fun activities connected to The Scrambled States of America and more of Keller’s books.

    Learn to Read at Starfall–Teaching Comprehension and Phonics
    This creative site helps beginning readers practice through the use of interactive books with sound, games, and movies.

    Newbery Medal & Honor Books, 1922-Present
    Discover the children’s books that have received the Newbery Medal. Read summaries of the current winners and see a listing of all the winning books of the past.

    PBS Kids- Raising Readers
    Activities include a reading calendar, stories and videos to view and printable fun activities–all geared to making reading a fun part of everyday life.

    Read.gov: Online Book & Resources
    This new Library Of Congress site for kids teens and adults “features access to kid-friendly Web sites, public programs, new books, and even a media room where they can view webcasts of young adult and children’s authors.”  Make sure to check out The Exquisite Corpse Adventure; episode one was written by Jon Scieszka, and every 2 weeks, a new episode will be written by a cast of celebrated writers and illustrators.

    Read Kiddo Read 
    Author James Patterson has joined up with children’s literature consultant Judy Freeman and others on this new site which recommends high interest books for different age groups.

    Reading Rockets: Recommended Books for Kids by Theme
    This list of books for children was put together by a former member of the American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Books committee.

    RIF Reading Planet for Kids
    Here are lots of fun reading related activities. The site is divided into 4 main areas: Game Station, Express Yourself, Activity Lab and Book Zone.

    Storyline Online 
    This is a great streaming video program that features Screen Actors Guild members reading children’s books aloud.


    American Girl

    This online magazine for girls has puzzles, games, and quizzes.

    National Geographic for Kids
    Features on this online magazine include Amazing Animals, Wild and Wacky, What in the World?, World News, and a daily Fun Fact.

    The home of the Chirp, ChikaDEE, and Owl e-zines, 3 sites containing puzzles, games, and activities with colorful photos and unusual stories about animals and people.

    Weekly Reader
    This magazine’s logo is “Engaging children to help them learn every day.” There are lots of interesting feature articles.
    Kindergarten Book Reviews

    First Grade Book Reviews

    Second Grade Book Reviews

    Third Grade Book Reviews
    The Fourth Grade book reviews are audio files and may be accessed at this link.
    Subject Links

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    Family Resources
    Teacher Resources
    Teacher Resources
    100+ Free Internet Resources for Real Teachers in Real Classrooms
    Over 100 links for Digital Storytelling, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies + great productivity tools for teachers.

    ABCya! Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities  
    Hundreds of free games created by teachers allow students fun opportunities to practice math, grammar, money skills, and much more. 
    All Kinds of Minds
    The institute established by Dr. Mel Levine researches different styles of learning, including those classed as learning disabilities. Provides suggestions and ideas for parents and teachers.
    All My Faves: Education 
    "AllMyFaves is the ultimate home page, offering an innovative visual exploration of the Internet."

    Discovery School for Teachers
    A huge portal to lesson plans, worksheets, clip art, puzzle makers, and other teaching tools.
    Free Tech for Teachers 
    " A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. Ideas for technology integration in education."

    Interactive Web Sites for Grades Pre-K - 12 
    Categories include games and activities for several subjects as well as a section on assessment tools.

    National Geographic Xpeditions
    Includes lesson plans, activities, maps that can be printed and more.

    New York Times Learning Network
    Find lesson plans that connect to today's headlines.

    This is a free tool that helps teachers create quality rubrics (scoring tools) for a variety of learning activities.
    Scholastic Teachers
    This is a goldmine of great ideas, lesson plans, and teaching tools. 
    SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Lessons and Resources for Teachers
    Smart Tech and Scholastic have teamed uo to provide access to great activity ideas.
    Songs for Teaching: Educational Music to Promote Learning
    Chants, raps, music and songs for classroom management and for teaching different content areas.

    TeachHUB-Teacher Tips, Fun & Advice 
    News, recommendations and resources by teachers for teachers.
    This is a site filled with great resources for K-12 teachers: links to educational videos, lesson plans, grant opportunities, webinars, and more.

    This site has FREE "top quality educational resources to strengthen problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking skills for success in the 21st Century." 

    Useful Charts
    This is a great collection of "cool charts & timelines--for lesson plans, study helpt, or quick reference."