Library

Welcome to ACS 2020-2021! We will continue to offer you many books to read or listen to during our distance learning. Please check out the Virtual Library, which will be updated monthly--https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19xNDJItX3bDiyTQvu0NQEc_xwjsn-BbdbG5hw3yQ80E/edit#slide=id.p4

Useful Resources

  • Articles

    • How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond) - Research indicates a strong correlation between parents reading and storytelling with children in the early years and reading achievement at age 15, with those students performing one to two years above their peers. Read more.

    • 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12 - From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid's library. Others open kids' minds to cultures beyond their own. Whether you have a reluctant reader or budding bookworm, check out these surefire, kid-tested titles. Read More.

  • Sites & Links

    • International Children's Library - Discover books from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library. The free site does not read the books aloud, but students can read them independently during Read to Self or free time. This is a great site for extension activities when learning about different regions of the world and can be used effectively into the middle school grades.

    • Story Online - Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube.

    • We Give Books - A Pearson Foundation Initiative, We Give Books offers students a unique opportunity to read for social good. Each book that is read results in a book that is donated to a charity for children. While the books are not read aloud, they allow students to practice “Read to Self” with a good fit book during center time. There are books for children in preschool through fourth grade.