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| || |These subscription databases may be accessed from any device with an Internet connection. Please e-mail Mrs. Lorbert for the passwords.
and BrainPOP Jr.
"BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. create animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students."
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
Research in Context
Formerly known as The Student Resource Center,
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!
| || ||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. |
| || ||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. |
|2013 SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS |
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.
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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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!
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.
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.
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.
This is a great streaming video program that features Screen Actors Guild members reading children’s books aloud.
ONLINE MAGAZINES FOR KIDS
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
, and Owl
e-zines, 3 sites containing puzzles, games, and activities with colorful photos and unusual stories about animals and people.
This magazine’s logo is “Engaging children to help them learn every day.” There are lots of interesting feature articles.
Student Book Reviews - SUMMER 2013 BOOK REVIEWS WRITTEN BY THE STUDENTS IN GRADES K-4.
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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.
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.
This is a free tool that helps teachers create quality rubrics (scoring tools) for a variety of learning activities.
This is a site filled with great resources for K-12 teachers: links to educational videos, lesson plans, grant opportunities, webinars, and more.ThinkFinity
This site has FREE "top quality educational resources to strengthen problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking skills for success in the 21st Century."
This is a great collection of "cool charts & timelines--for lesson plans, study helpt, or quick reference."