Links for Students and Parents
Students, do you need to find out if the book you read has an AR quiz available? Go to www.arbookfind.com
; it will also tell you what the book's reading level and point value is.
Students, are you working on a research paper or project. Use www.finditva.com
to find resources. Find it Virginia is a collection of databases that provide free 24/7 access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. They will need their public library card until further notice.
To help find books that fit a student's reading level, go to http://www.lexile.com/findabook
Find just the right books using Book Wizard
from Scholastic. You can search by reading level to find perfect books and even refine your seach by genre or subject. You can even find a book similar to one you like by using the "similar books" tab on the Book Wizard. Book Wizard can generate a book list at the perfect readability level for your child.
The Taylor Media Center subscribes to True Flix
, a nonfiction "online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books
content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st century skills through the inquiry process." Each True Book
is accompanied by: a video clip, access to "Grolier Online" articles and other Web resources, a project idea, a quiz about the book, and a vocabulary matching activity. For remote access, direct your students to http://trueflix.scholastic.com.
Contact James River's library personnel by calling the school. Staff will assist you in obtaining the username and password for your student.