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Black Mountain Elementary
Leading with our heart, hands, and head!
Learning Commons

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Our Learning Commons is a vibrant, active,

collaborative space for the entire school to use.


 

Meet our STAFF:

Teacher-Librarian - Ms. Briana Travis (Tuesday - Thursday)

Library Clerk - Mrs. Natasha Guidi 

Goals

  • To develop and foster a love of reading in all of our students through regular visits to the Learning Commons
  • Collaboratively teach students the information literacy skills they need to meet the literacy demands of the 21st century.
  • Plan and implement reading motivational programs and curricular integrated projects through the Learning Commons and classroom cooperation.
  • To continue to build a quality collection of resources for our staff and students that meet curricular needs, a range of student reading levels and interests.
  • Encourage lifelong learning through resource based instruction using literature and technology.
Amazing Authors:

How to Pick a "Just Right" Book

 
You want to pick a book that is not too easy, not too hard, but JUST RIGHT! 
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1. Open the book.
2. Begin to read.
3. Put one finger up for any word you do not know.
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At the end of the page, if you have:
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1 finger: This book is good for you.
2 fingers: This book is good for you.
3 fingers: This book may be too hard for you.
4 fingers: This book will probably be too hard for you.
5 fingers: Pick another book.
 
**To Parents and Caregivers** 
If a student borrows a "five finger" book, we suggest that you read the book together.
 
Young readers should try to use different strategies for figuring out unknown words including:
Using picture clues;
Sounding out the word;
Skipping the word and reading the rest of the sentence, then going back to the problem word;
Looking for a word inside the problem word that they know.
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