Promoting a Reading Culture @ IMMS Library orientation for ALl teachers

How can you promote a culture of reading in your classroom?

Library Resources

Books, eBooks, databases, space (reserve library or STREAM room) - link to webpage, but call/email to make reservation.

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Hours, Rules, Courtesies

X2251 (office) X2250, #2252 (circulation desk) #2221 (STREAM room)

Promoting a Culture of Reading-

Through library lessons, events, themed displays, professional learning and resources

Banned Books Week
Digital Citizenship Week - Social Media Tweets all week promoting the ideas of helping students think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly online. Internet safety? Creative copyright? Fake news?
Castleberry Librarians are sponsoring 4 professional learning opportunities next Monday!
  • Wonder in the Morning. A reading program with whole school and community involvement promotes a reading culture.

District wide #CISD_Reads literacy initiative

"Children read more when they see other people reading." Stephen Krashen (2009)

Book Clubs, writing clubs and the after school STEM clubs provide a time and place to connect with other students to read discuss literature with their peers or to learn new technologies in a safe environment.

Author, Andrea Rand, connects personally with IMMS students of during lunches on World Read Aloud Day to discuss her books and answer questions about the writing process and being an author.

Readers Theater: Virtual reading performances with CISD elementary school students connect readers through non-traditional methods including virtual presence.

Reading contests! Blind date with a book Blog Contest; What are You Reading Contest; Teen Read Week Contests, Banned Book Quiz Contest, Book Mark Contest and upcoming North Texas Teen Book Festival Blog contests promote reading in fun ways.

Hour of Code, Blind date with a book and Speed Dating with Books offer collaborative lesson opportunities with IMMS teachers.

SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT: School libraries are essential, safe, and flexible environments and are inviting centers for teaching and learning.

Our library is a safe and welcoming space that offers flexible learning spaces, diverse and numerous digital, print and technological resources for our students, staff, communities and stakeholders both before and after school. T

Irma Marsh Library Website

Student projects in the library? Yes, please!

Student projects in the library. We share and celebrate students successes.
Collaborative lessons with Mrs. Evan's and Mrs. Pastusek's classes.
3rd Annual NTTBF field trip for IMMS students
STEM Society after school club for our IMMS innovators.

Think of ways you can promote a culture of reading in your classroom.

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Enjoy your visit to the library today and please come back!

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