Media Center: D, 3rd & 4th Grade
Using materials from the media center is a both a privilege and a responsibility.
Two free choice books per student can be checked out IF the student has no overdue books. Books are checked out for two weeks and can be renewed as often as needed as long as there are no holds on the book. If a student is working on a book project, he or she may check out a third book.
Overdue notices will be sent home with other Thursday information. There are no fines for overdue books.
Lost & Damaged Books:
Students are responsible for lost or damaged books and will need to pay for or replace them. If a book is damaged, please do not attempt to repair it. Bring the book back with a note or phone call and we will take care of it.
Parents may check out books, too. See Mrs. Tirrell or Ms. Butters.
School Library Catalog - look up books available in Media D, and access web site collections created for specific projects. Students can log in to access our subscription research databases using the same login they have for their Chromebook.
Fact Monster - Good for research: categories include World, United States, People, Science, and Sports. Use the search box to find what you are interested in. Has links to reference resources: dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, almanac, and timelines.
National Geographic for Kids - Stories, games, and activities from around the world. Based on the magazine, the site is searchable.
|This online resource if provided through funds raised by the PTA-sponsored Book Fair. It combines fiction and non-fiction books on a common subject. Students can also play a matching and vocabulary game after viewing/reading the books, and there are safe links to Internet sites with more information. Because this is a subscription resource, please email Deanna Tirrell, Media Specialist, for the URL and password.|
|TumbleBooks is a collection of Storybooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books. Because this is a subscription resource, please email Deanna Tirrell, Media Specialist, for the URL and password.|
Third and Fourth graders have the opportunity read and vote for the state-wide Sequoyah Award winning book. In order to vote in March, they must read or listen to at least 3 books and fill out a Reading Reflection form in the library. Those students who read 6 or more books (and fill out the form) are invited to an ice cream party at the end of the year with the librarians. Nominated books are available in Media D and at the public libraries.
Sequoyah Award nominated books (Not all nominated books are appropriate or recommended for all readers.)
Finding books with your child:
Your child will most likely know a letter level for their reading; you can go to this chart to compare that letter to the numbers of the Lexile level, which is more commonly available.
Other ideas for books your child might like:
Click on the link for more information about the author!
Easy Chapter Books
Duffey, Betsy Hey, New Kid
Haas, Jessie Beware the Mare
Joosse, Barbara M. Ghost Trap
McDonald, Megan Judy Moody
Van Draanen, Wendelin Shredderman: Secret Identity
Wojciechowski, Susan Don’t Call Me Beanhead!
Blume, Judy Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Butler, Dori Hillestad Trading Places with Tank Talbot
Cooper, Susan The Boggart
DeFelice, Cynthia Weasel
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Etchemendy, Nancy The Power of Un
Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy
Gutman, Dan Honus and Me
Harlow, Joan Hiatt Star in the Storm
Kehret, Peg Stranger Next Door
Le Guin, Ursula K. Catwings
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh
Nixon, Joan Lowery A Family Apart
Roberts, Willo Davis What Could Go Wrong?
Rodda, Emily Rowan of Rin
Willis, Patricia Danger Along the Ohio
Woodruff, Elvira Dear Levi
Yep, Laurence Cockroach Cooties
Guardians of Ga’Hoole
White, E. B.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls