Reading Makes Cents
Students in grades Kindergarten to Second are participating in the Reading Makes Cents Program. This is a reading challenge program sponsored by Virginia 529, to promote financial literacy. Students will be listening to five stories during library classes. On the fifth class, students will be filling out a form and writing about their favorite book. This form will be sent home for parent signature, then the form is to return to school by March 15, 2017. When students return the completed form with parent signature, I will send them to the Reading Makes Cents program office. Students will have a chance to win a Virginia 529 College Savings Plan! Last year, one of our own students won this scholarship. Please keep a look out for the parent letter and the reading log form, that will be sent out at the end of the month. Students in Third to Fifth grade, will have a chance to participate in the reading program on their own and will need to checkout those books from the library. For more information, please visit: http://www.readingmakescents.com
- Reading Makes Cents Parent Letter
- Reading Makes Cents Reading Log (please note the return date for the reading log
is March 15, 2017 to LRES. However, you may send it on your own to Virginia 529
by March 31, 2017.
Information Management Process
During library specials, students are taught the information management process. The information management process teaches students how to conduct proper research. The library has a wide selection of information materials available to teachers and students.
For K-1, students learn basic library skills and the difference between fiction and nonfiction. For grades 2-3, students learn about how to use dictionaries, thesauruses, and begin learning how to use reference materials. For grades 4-5, students learn and review their reference skills.
Suggested Research Links
World Book Online: Kids (Ask the library for password, if using from home.)
World Book Online: Students (Ask the library for password, if using from home.)
CultureGrams (Ask the library for password, if using from home.)
Library of Congress: America's Library
National Geographic for Kids
Accelerated Reader or AR is a reading program to encourage students to read and assess their comprehension of what was read.
All library books have an AR quiz. The library has recently upgraded to the new AR program, and students will now have a chance to take a quiz on any book they read; whether it is from the Lake Ridge library or public library. Students are encouraged to read the book thoroughly before taking a quiz. Students can take a quiz in their classroom or in the library.
Students, who have achieved incentive points, will be recognized and rewarded at the end of the school year.
Try the AR Book Finder to look up levels on books: