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GSSD Curriculum Day February 1, 2013

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Part 1:  Print Resources

Part 2:  First Nations Perspectives

Part 3: Digital Resources

 

LIBRARY COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT:                  The Issues

1.  What comes first, the chicken or the egg?

2.  How can we accommodate an array of differentiated learning needs?

 

Part 1     PRINT RESOURCES

 

Destiny Library Management                              http://library.gssd.ca

destiny

 

 

 

 

1.      What resources listed in the Core and Additional Resources Lists for my curricula are in the library? 

To search for curriculum-listed resources, type the full name of the curriculum plus the grade into the search window and click SUBJECT. Click on the title details to check the listing.

Example:   English Language Arts 6

 Search for materials at the Anna Ingham Library or other school libraries by switching the LOCATION to Division Office for Anna Ingham materials or Good Spirit School Division for all schools.

Destiny all GSSD 

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http://www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca/ 

2. How can I check the Fountas and Pinnell levels of the resources?

Destiny F & P

 

3.  Can I search for “gem” books to teach reading comprehension strategies?

     Most definitely!

The following are the authorized headings. Type them into the search window and click SUBJECT.

Reading comprehension strategy connecting
Reading comprehension strategy visualizing
Reading comprehension strategy questioning
Reading comprehension strategy inferring
Reading comprehension strategy transforming
Writing trait strategy ideas
Writing trait strategy organization
Writing trait strategy voice
Writing trait strategy word choice
Writing trait strategy sentence fluency
Writing trait strategy conventions
Writing trait strategy presentation

4.   Can I create a resource list of resources I would like to add to our library collection?  

Once logged in, select the Resource List option on the left to create a resource list and give it a title. Then, complete your search as you would normally do. Select the items you want to add to your list by clicking on “Add to list” along the right hand side. Be sure to have the correct list selected from the drop-down menu along the top if you have multiple lists. To view lists, you may have to toggle between the My Lists and Public Lists tabs on the right of the Resource Lists screen.

Destiny resource lists

 

5.  How can we build a library collection that offers materials for those readers not reading at grade level?

 Check out the following series. Use the catalogue to check  the Fountas and Pinnell levels. 

orca soundings

orca currents

 

 

 

 

heights

 

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Note:  scroll down to find The Heights. You may need to allow the page to load.

 

  Remix: grades 6 – 8 for students at a lower reading level.   

Click for informatioremixn about the series design.

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The 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

realjustice 

crabtree 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Crabtree Groundbreaker Biography Series

 

 

 

Resource Lists

childrensbookcentreliteracy site 

 

 

 

 Click on Book Lists!

Finding Reviews

A. Canadian Materials   CM

B.  Google Books  Google books

 

 

 

 

 

Finding Canadian Publishers

canlit publishers

 

 

 

Finding Suppliers

A. Book & Brier

B. Titlewave

C. McNally Robinson

D. United Library Services

E. S & B Books

F. Indigo/Chapters

G. Amazon 

 

Part 2  FIRST NATIONS PERSPECTIVES

Guest Presenter, Leah Murphy

 

Part 3 DIGITAL RESOURCES

A.  eBooks

1. How can I access eBooks?

 eBooks blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  How can we add eBooks to our collection?

titlewave login

 

Considerations: 

a)  digital copies of resources that teachers could use with the SmartBoard

b) professional resources

c) resources to support students with special needs

 

Follett’s Titlewave — login by account

 

B. Digital Video Resources

ROVER 

Now with home access!

 

 

Username: charlotte.raine (firstname.lastname – according to Educator Profile).

Password: MMDD (digits of your birth date – Example: if your birthday is today, February 1st, then you would enter 0201)

 Discovery 

 Set up a personal account.

Set up accounts for your students.

 

 

Learn360   There is a username and password for our school division. See library personnel.

 

 

 

C. Online Magazine, Newspaper and Informational Databases

EncyclopediasBritannica

Britannica Elementary Level          

Britannica Middle Level

Canadian Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

Magazine and Informational Databases

MINISTRY LINKS

Subject Access to Databases

Listing of Full-text Periodicals and Newspapers

GENERAL DATABASES

Gale Databases

ProQuest Databases    Library Press Display

Library Press Display

TOPIC SPECIFIC DATABASES

Canadian Points of View  Culturegrams banner

Culturegrams

Health & Wellness Resource Centre

NoveListPlus

NoveListPlus K – 8

HOME ACCESS TO THE DATABASES

Parkland Regional Library – Home Access to Databases    healthwellness

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

American Library Association Great Websites for Kids

 Michelle Morley’s GSSD Grade Level Resources

 LIBRARY SITES

 GSSD Libraries Wiki