Welcome to Library with Mrs. Coyle
The All Saints Catholic Library will be mobile this year! A Book Hub service will be provided to classrooms. There will be strict quarantine procedures for all library materials. The library has evolved into a “dynamic” space always ready to move and change to support multiple strategies for academic success.
The Battle of the Books is a reading enrichment after school program open to 5th and 6th-grade students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington. The All Saints book club meets in the library routinely throughout the year to talk in-depth about a specific book list. An assigned book is discussed in detail each meeting and two books are reviewed monthly. There are 16 books on this year’s list representing different genres of literature. This past May interested students participated in two virtual book club meetings and discussed the classic novel “Five Children and It” by: Edith Nesbit. This might be the new norm in the fall to shift to a few virtual book club meetings and invite other avid readers to join the group. We will start off the fall discussing “Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story” by: Nora Raleigh Baskin.
The Battle of the Books program is challenging and fun for students who enjoy reading books and competitions. Please contact Mrs. Coyle for additional information about the Battle of the Books.
2020-2021 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS TITLE LIST
Page & Company: The Bookwanderers #1 By: Anna James
Song for a Whale By: Lynne Kelly
The Bridge Home By: Padma Venkatraman
Door in the Wall By: Marguerite de Angeli
Five Children and It By: Edith Nesbit
The Beetle Boy By: M.J. Leonard
We’re Not From Here By: Geoff Rodkey
Lifeboat 12 By: Susan Hood
Queen of the Sea By: Dylan Meconis
Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans #1 By: Russell Ginns
Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the By: Jordan Stratford
Missing Stone #1
The Fabled Life of Aesop By: Ian Lendler
Marching For Freedom: Walk Together, By: Elizabeth Partridge
Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio By: Peg Kehret
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story By: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Pay Attention Carter Jones By: Gary D. Schmidt
Book Chatter is a podcast produced by the All Saints Library/Media Center featuring student reviews of books in our library.
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All Saints Destiny Quest /Follett App
Destiny Discover offers All Saints students a collection of Ebook titles. Students can access these Ebooks on any internet-enabled device (phone, iPad, PC). Access allows students to “browse” the books online for up to 15 minutes (without checking out), or you can check out your book just as you would any print format book. The Ebook will automatically be returned in 14 days. Checking the book out ensures that you can access the book online at anytime, or you can download it for reading later in Follett’s offline reader.
Students 5th through 8th grade have Ebook accounts. Also, check out this video for DESTINY QUEST!
Check Out the new books added to the collection. Students are very excited about getting their books, but in order for them to check out another book they must remember to bring back their library books by the due date.
K-2nd 1 Book –Due back in 1 Week
3rd – 8th 2 Books – Due back in 2 Weeks
Accelerated Reader Program
The Accelerated Reader Program is a computerized reading enrichment program. Students have the option to read a book and then take a computer quiz that is given in a multiple-choice format to assist in developing comprehension skills. Students will have remote access to take AR quizzes on campus and at home.
How Does The Library Facilitate The AR Program?
This year the library will initiate an optional reading program for 2nd-8th graders called “BookFlix”…Be A Binge Reader! The idea is to enter readers into a raffle prize drawing every two weeks for those students that take and pass at least one AR quiz during the allotted time period. One winner will be chosen from each grade 2nd-8th (not class) for a sanitized bookmark, special pencil, pen, etc. that has been quarantined in a plastic bag.
For further details, please see our Accelerated Reader Program information page.