The weather may be cooling off outside but things are just heating up in the Durham Media Center! Lots of new books are on display, and there’s something for everyone, so visit soon!
(Books images have been borrowed from www.goodreads.com and are being utilized solely for reading promotion.)
Hey 6th grade Social Studies students!Put your thinking caps on because it’s time to think critically. You are invited along a Propaganda Museum Walk in the Digital Age Classroom where you will find groupings of World War II Propaganda borrowed from Cobb Digital Library’s Britannica Image Quest. Evaluate the examples identifying the tone and the representative of the subjects. Utilizing your understandings from the DBQ process, determine what the documents say, what they mean, and why they matter. Utilize your group members to facilitate discussion and evaluation of the primary source documents provided.
The above linked document should be utilized along your museum walk.
The above allows access to the shared folder on Microsoft Office 365 and includes the primary source documents utilized via the Propaganda Museum Walk.
EDGAR ALLEN POE – (1809-1849). American poet and short-story writer.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/140_1664502/1/140_1664502/cite. Accessed 8 Nov 2017.
Thanks for joining us on such quick notice. We have a cold case and need your help. Officer Miller was the first on the scene and is here to share some of the details with us.
In order to solve the clues, be sure to take your time evaluating the evidence and read closely with a detective’s EYE!
Special thanks to Officers Miller, Slade, and Walker in helping with this cold case.
After your evaluation of the evidence, please reflect on the your experience via the Reflection Survey.
In honor of “The Master of Horror,” Edgar Allan Poe, the media center is collaborating with Reading and Language Arts teachers to help students better understand the impact Poe’s body of work (Do you know his writing spans a variety of genres?) has had on American Literature. Use Mrs. Baker’s Edgar Allan Poe Video Guide while viewing Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Great Books: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe , with an introduction by Mrs. Baker, to assist in your understanding of the major points within the video segment.
Teachers may also wish to utilize Great Books Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Teacher’s Guide provided by Georgia Public Broadcasting to help lead students through their individualized, grade level appropriate standards.
Also, be sure to take advantage of the myriad print and digital resources on Poe that are available in Durham’s Media Center. Many are currently featured on the “Spooky Books” display, but be sure to search Poe in Destiny to see all the super cool items available for check out.
Great Books: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Discovery Education, 2003 . Full Video.
Discovery Education. Web. 27 October 2014. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.
Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 23 Oct 2014.
WANT MORE POE? Check out Thinkport for an abundance of awesome Poe resources including lesson plans, engaging activities, poetry readings, online field trips and so much more! Under “Interactive Media” click on “Knowing Poe,” or simply search “Poe” in the search box. Be sure to have plenty of time set aside to peruse this resource. You will get sucked in!
It’s the most wonderful season of the year . . . Halloween . . . which means it’s time for the media center’s annual Spooky Books Trivia! Mrs. Baker will present trivia questions based upon the spooky books featured throughout October. Students are encouraged to submit their answers for chances to win awesome prizes! Be sure to tune into the morning news for all the details! And, of course, visit the media center to get in the Halloween spirit! Check out a fun read, and snap a selfie in the Getting Spooky Photo Booth.
Back 7th Grade Reading Students!
Mrs. Baker is here with some guidance as you begin your analysis of Ben Mikaelsen’s novel Touching Spirit Bear. We will be using the resources linked here to guide our learning. Careful note-taking using the Guide to Accompany Mrs. Baker’s Powerpoint is especially important because there are helpful tips and relevant examples that will serve you as you write journal entries throughout the novel study. Here’s the presentation with all the information you need: Citing Textual Evidence Using MLA Format . REMEMBER! Mrs. Baker is a resource to guide you through your learning as well, so swing by the media center in the mornings if you find yourself needing additional support.
NOW LET’S REVIEW!
Mrs. Baker will share the class code!
Complete this brief survey to determine our PAWS group’s name, slogan, and behavior expectations.
Swing by the media center to choose from hundreds of new books now on display!
The reservations are made, the tables are set, and the courses are prepared. Now it’s time for Mrs. Slade’s and Mrs. Walker’s 6th grade Reading classes to partake in some especially yummy treats in the media center–books, of course! Students are sampling from a variety of book flavors (genres) in hopes they will expand their palates and try something new. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker has prepared quite an extensive menu of delights that will, hopefully, leave her guests feeling satisfied.
Welcome to Mrs. Slade’s Slice of the Story
Welcome to Walker House