Media Services

LibraryA few words from Mrs. Waggoner, OES Library Media Specialist.....

I believe that all children can learn to read and that reading is the key to success in all academic areas. Knowing that all children are different and that they all come with various strengths and weaknesses, my goal is to create a positive learning environment where students can feel safe taking risks. I differentiate my teaching to reach students with various learning styles including hands-on projects, oral presentations, drama, music, videos and art projects in my weekly lessons.

Students have the opportunity to visit the library each week with their class and each morning during our open checkout time. Kindergartners and First Graders each choose 1 book per visit. Second, Third, and Fourth Graders choose two books per visit and Fifth Graders choose a total of 3 books.

The purpose of the Accelerated Reader program is to motivate students to read. The Accelerated Reader offers many proven benefits to students. It improves reading scores and provides for authentic assessment and builds higher order thinking skills. It fosters a lifelong love of reading. Finally, the program assesses and recognizes student achievement.The Accelerated Reader combines reading library books with computer-based comprehension tests to inspire student to read more and better books. The Accelerated Reader software also manages student records to track reading performance, giving teachers valuable information to identify problem areas. Our students go to Renaissance Place to take their AR quizzes.
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