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(Pardon our mess ... we are under new construction!)

 

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Meet Miss Allison Wright

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and I like a lot of different genres, but mysteries and dystopian are probably my two favorites. Some of my favorite authors include Kate DiCamillo, Walter Dean Myers, Rick Yancey, and Jaqueline Woodson (that's her in the picture with me). I love to talk about the books I am currently reading and hear about what others are reading. Some of my favorite children's and young adult books of all time are The Hunger Games and sequels by Suzanne Collins, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, Monster and Autobiography of My Dead Brother by Walter Dean Myers, Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes, and A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.  Of course, my list grows and changes with each book I read.

I am enamored of almost all things French, especially Paris and the Eiffel Tower. I also collect reading and library quotes.

"A book is a dream that you hold in your hand."

–Neil Gaiman

 

 

This is my 8th year as a school librarian with Rockingham County Schools. I have worked at both the elementary and middle school levels. I received my Bachelor of Science from Western Carolina University and my Masters of Library and Information Studies from UNC-Greensboro. 

Media Center Resources

Below are a number of media center resources that can be accessed directly below, or you can download a pdf for easy reference.

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (GREAT WEBSITES FOR KIDS)
http://gws.ala.org/


BIBME
Bibliography maker - format for generating bibliographies.
http://www.bibme.org/

CITATION MAKER
http://secondary.oslis.org/@@mla-secondary/

 


CLASSBRAIN
An educational resource company that has assembled extensive resources for parents, teachers, and students.
http://www.classbrain.com/


FACTMONSTER
A site created by InfoPlease.  A resource providing lots of facts across the curriculum.
http://www.factmonster.com/

Rockingham County Public Library Website:  

The main website where the World Book Online can be accessed by anyone with a RCC library card.  Just enter your patron number that is on the back of your library card. 

http://www.rcpl.org/  

 

Rockingham County Public Library Search:  

Search for books, call ahead and they will hold the book for you.

http://rocki.rcpl.org/  

Dewey Decimal Classification Rap:  

A must see video to help you locate books in the media center. 

http://www.teachertube.com/video/215252

 

Overdrive

Visit http://rock.lib.overdrive.com 

to access Overdrive, our electronic library.

Student login:

username is your net id

password is your birthday in month/day/year format  MM/DD/YEAR 

 

Teacher login:

username is your net id

password is your birthday in year/month/day format  YEAR/MM/DD

Educational Resources

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Permission Form for After School Events 

 

https://www.boxtops4education.com/

 

Common Sense Media for Parents

 

Cyberbullying for Parents

Great Reference Websites

 

Academic Resources for Students and Parents by Subject

http://www.infotrek.info/

http://www.refseek.com/

http://www.infotopia.info/

http://education.iseek.com/iseek/home.page

http://www.dogpile.com/

http://www.sweetsearch.com/

http://www.kidsclick.org/

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/student.html

http://www.factmonster.com/

http://www.onekey.com/

http://www.wdl.org/en/

http://www.google.com/

https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/play/finding-frosty-136

https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/play/elf-panic-78-V6YSWQ4UIL

Additional Resources for Parents:

 
 

Video Request Form

Teachers, please click the link below to open and print the RMS video request form. Submit the completed form to Ms. Blackwell for approval prior to showing the video.

Big 6

The Big6™ is a process that will guide you whenever you have a problem to solve, decision to make or task to complete that requires the use of information.

 

For example, the Big6™ will help you:

  • write a report about … anything!

  • decide which movie to attend

  • complete your homework

  • complete project assignments

The 6 steps in the Big6™ Skills process will help you organize and complete your project. Always start with Step 1, Task Definition. Follow the steps in order and return to a step if needed.

 

The Big6™ Skills Approach to Information Problem-Solving

1. Task Definition

4. Use Information

2. Information-Seeking Strategies

5. Synthesis

3. Location and Access

6. Evaluation

Step 1: TASK DEFINITION

Questions to guide you.

Resources and strategies to help you:

  • What is my task? What does my teacher want me to do?

  • What is the problem I need to solve, or question I need to answer?

  • What do I already know about my question or problem.

  • What do I need to know to solve the problem or answer the question?

  • Use a graphic organizer to write down what you are supposed to do
     

  • Click Here to find a Graphic Organizer
     

  • Click Here for information on how to choose a research topic
     

  • What types of information do I need? facts, opinions, pictures, primary sources?

  • Brainstorm--make a list of everything you need to finish your assignment

Step 2: INFORMATION-SEEKING STRATEGIES

Questions to guide you.

Resources and strategies to help you:

  • What are all the possible sources for finding this information?

    • Use a Graphic Organizer and brainstorm; list all possible sources of information

    • Use the library--non-fiction books, reference books, maps, Destiny Online Catalog

    • Use the Internet

    • Which of the possible sources are best for me to use?

    • Use the Index and Table of Contents in books
       

  • Evaluate the Website--does it have accurate information about your topic
     

  • Use sources that answer your questions or help you solve your problem

Step 3: LOCATION and ACCESS

Questions to guide you.

Resources and strategies to help you:

  • Where will I find these sources?

  • Who can help me find the sources?

    • Classroom library

    • School library

    • Public library

    • Community (people)

    • Internet

    • Your teachers and your librarian
       

  • What do I need to use to access this information?

  • Destiny (Library Online Catalog)

  • Computer (Internet Browser and Search Engines)

  • The Library

Step 4: USE INFORMATION

Questions to guide you.

Resources and strategies to help you:

  • How will I record the information that I find? (take notes? draw pictures? use an audio or video recorder?)

    • Use graphic organizers

    • Use the "Research Citations and Note cards Template" in your Google Drive
       

  • What information in each source is useful?

  • How will I give credit to my sources? (bibliography? notes at end of presentation?)
     

  • Create notecards using Google Drive template

  • Create "Works Cited" Page using Easy Bib

Step 5: SYNTHESIS

Questions to guide you.

Resources and strategies to help you:

  • How can I organize the information?

    • Create an Outline

    • Use Note Cards created in your template
       

  • How can I present the results?

    • What product or Web Tool should I use? (written report, multimedia presentation, art project, poster)

    • Student Product Possibilities (click here for some ideas)
       

  • Use a Cool Web Tool: Look on the library page for great tools you can use for your presentation
     

  • Multimedia (ask Mrs. Tatum for help)

Step 6: EVALUATION

Questions to guide you.

Resources and strategies to help you:

  • Did I complete the task?

  • Did I do my best work?

  • Complete Project Rubric provided by teacher

  • Think about ways to improve your next project

Big6 Project Organizer 

(use this organizer to complete your research assignment)

 

All information on this page was adapted from the Big6™ Skills Approach which was developed by Michael Eisenberg and Robert Berkowitz.

 

The phrases "Big6", "Big6 Skills", and "Big6 Skills Curriculum" are all copyrights of Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz. Source: http://big6.com/pages/about/big6-skills-overview.php

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