1) Each student may check out two items at a time.
2) Library materials are checked out to parents and students for two weeks and may be renewed once, if necessary.
3) Reference books and magazines may not be checked out and for use in the media center only.
4) Overdue fines will be assessed at ten cents per day once overdue materials have been returned.
5) Patrons may not check out additional library materials until overdue materials are returned and overdue fines have been cleared.
6) All library materials must be returned to the media center at the end of every school year.
7) All materials checked out of the media center are the responsibility of the patron. Lost or damaged materials must be paid for in full before additional materials may be borrowed. A book is considered lost only if it is overdue for a minimum of two weeks.
Gifts are always appreciated. All gifts will be evaluated by the media specialist and placed in the approriate collection. Gifts may be added to the Media Center collection, given to teachers for classroom libraries, or donated to the public library.
Accelerated Reader Program – The media center promotes the Accelerated Reader Program by holding quarterly reading celebrations and awarding privleges to students who successfully reach their AR quarterly goal.
The Media Center at Lake Weir Middle School is designed to meet the needs of both students and faculty by providing a wide variety of materials to supplement the curriculum. These materials are available for students, faculty, staff, and parents to use. The media center is designed to provide a quiet, friendly atmosphere in which patrons can access materials in a variety of formats appropriate to all interests and viewpoints. Our goal is to promote reading and provide access to information.
The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program encourages students to read for pleasure. Students take a STAR test at the beginning of the school year which determines their recreational reading range. Students visit the media center to choose an Accelerated Reader book within their recreational reading range. After reading the book, students take an AR quiz to test their comprehension. Points are awarded for passing the AR quiz.
Most of the books in the LWMS Media Center are Accelerated Reader books. AR quizzes are available for both fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of topics.
The state of Florida has developed a resarch model called FINDS.
F – focus, find your topic I – investigate, look for information about your topic N – notes, take notes from the information, putting it in your own words D – develop your paper/project based on directions from your teacher S – score, based on your teacher’s requirements, make sure you have all
the components before you turn it in
The best websites to use for research include: Proquest
The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents a selection of fifteen books chosen each year by a committee of Florida librarians. They are chosen for their quality and appeal, and represent some of the best in children's literature today. Students in grades 6 through
8 are encouraged to read at least three of the books, so they can vote for their favorite. Every year, the author of the book with the most statewide votes is presented with the Sunshine State Young Readers' Award at the annual FAME conference.
In April of 2006, the first annual Middle School Book Bowl was held. In March, this year’s team will be selected. Students have to read at least 12 of the 15 titles and qualify based on scores and an overall quiz.
The five-member team will compete with other schools in the county on knowledge relating to the selected fifteen books.
JACKIE’S WILD SEATTLE by Will Hobbs (RL. 4.6, 197 pages) Realistic Fiction
Shannon and younger brother Cody are spending the summer with their Uncle Neal who rescues animals for a wild life shelter called Jackie’s Wild Seattle. The kids take part in rescues including a coyote trapped in an elevator, a hawk tangled in a net on a golf course, and saving a fawn whose mother has been killed by a car. As the animals’ natural habitats become home to people, the kids see first hand the need to find ways to live in harmony.
GUYS WRITE FOR GUYS READ edited by John Scieszka (RL. 6.2, 272 pages) Nonfiction
You might remember Scieszka as the author of MATH CURSE and the Time Warp Trio series. This book is collaboration by about 30 male authors who have written accounts of what it’s like growing up as a guy. Be sure to read the one about Gary Paulsen’s encounter with an electric fence!
ALL THEIR NAMES WERE COURAGE by Sharon Denslow (RL. 5.2, 135 pages) Historical Fiction
Written in letters, this book tells the story of two Kentucky young people who write to prominent generals on both sides of the American Civil War conflict inquiring about the horses they rode into battle. As they receive responses from Generals Lee, Sheridan, Mead, McClellan, and Grant, they compile a book of the letters and sketches of each horse. The letters let us look at life during that time and the significance of the pride and honor these beloved horses represented.
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