Find a perfect story for the first day of school in Granite’s Sora![Read more…] about Welcome Back!
The Sora Sweet Reads collection of “always available” ebooks and audiobooks expires on August 17, 2022. Borrow one or two today![Read more…] about Find a Sweet Read in Sora Before Summer Ends!
[This post was also shared at Granitemedia.org, our sister site for the school and district library programs in Granite School District: https://www.granitemedia.org/2021/03/presentation-interactive-read-alouds-plus-100-easy-no-or-low-prep-ideas-for-interactive-read-alouds/]
Marci Bishop, our District Elementary Library Specialist in Granite School District, recently shared this presentation on interactive read alouds at the UELMA 2021 conference for school librarians in Utah. Check out the slides, filled with resources and links, and watch a recording of the presentation below.
Presentation: Interactive Read Alouds
From the presentation description:
Kate DiCamillo calls the shared space and experience of a read aloud a “third place” and “a safe room” where participants make connections and build community. In addition to the “magic” of the moment, a read aloud is a great opportunity to teach. As a bonus, a well-planned or directed read aloud improves student focus and behavior too. In this session, we’ll explore:
-Simple, everyday ways to encourage interaction
-How to ask the “right” questions–one book can work for all grade levels!
-How to plan an interactive read aloud (examining the writer’s craft, making personal connections, etc.)
-Effective reading comprehension strategies and how to embed them into a read aloud
100 Easy No/Low-Prep Ideas for Interactive Read-Alouds
To go along with the presentation, Marci Bishop also created and shared this list of one hundred no-prep or low-prep ideas for interactive read alouds. Get them in this shared document, or read on below.[Read more…] about Presentation: Interactive Read Alouds, plus 100 Easy No-or-Low-Prep Ideas for Interactive Read Alouds
Each week we add new ebooks and audiobooks in Sora, Granite’s digital library for students and teachers, as well as curate collections of new and featured titles in the Explore area. We also share printable and sharable posters for some of these collections on granitemedia.org, our sister site for Granite’s school libraries.
Log in to Sora with your student number or staff username and password to browse and borrow books from these collections today!
Read on for printable and sharable posters and more details about our recent collections.[Read more…] about Featured Book Collections and New Releases in Granite’s Sora
Students in Granite School District can now access the children’s and young adult titles in the county’s collection using their Granite login; no separate library card number is needed. This increases by thousands the titles and copies available to students. Read on to learn how to find these books.[Read more…] about The County Library Now Shares Digital Books in Granite’s Sora
We’re adding new ebooks and audiobooks to Sora all the time, and also adding resources to help students and teachers with Sora. In this post we round up a few of those resources.
For example, you can
- browse our book lists and latest releases,
- suggest an ebook or audiobook for purchase, and
- see which schools are reading and listening the most.
Granitemedia.org is the website for the district’s school library program, which is part of our Educational Technology Department. Granite Media publishes daily book reviews written by students, librarians, and educators in Granite School District, even in the summer![Read more…] about Granite Media | Summer Reading and Learning 2020
Elementary students and staff can get a head start this summer reading books for next year’s Best Books Challenge![Read more…] about Granite Best Books Challenge Elementary Reading Lists | Summer Reading and Learning 2020
Even though the branches of the The County Library are not open for in-person visits, they are still providing all sorts of virtual services to Granite students and community members, including their summer reading challenge![Read more…] about SLCO Library Summer Reading Challenge | Summer Reading and Learning 2020
Sora is open for reading all summer! Sora is a reading app for Granite students, filled with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks you can borrow and read or listen to on any computer or smart device.[Read more…] about Sora | Summer Reading and Learning 2020