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The Crown of Knowledge
Welcome to the Avalon Library..... This year Avalon has implemented a reading program to further assist our students in the area of Reading and Language Arts. The program is Accelerated Reader a computer based program. This is a comprehension building program each student is placed in levels according to their abilities, they then check out library books accordingly, when they have finished their book they then take a quiz related to that book. The passing of each quiz helps them to move up in levels.

The Avalon library is open at 7:00 am for the students to check in and out books, and also to take Accelerated Reading tests. Please remember they must be able to leave the library at 7:45 so they can line up and not be tardy.
After school students may come to the library to check in/out books only.

Accelerated Reader

3 months ago

It's all about practice. AR encourages substantial differentiated reading practice to create strong readers. Based on each student's independent reading level, AR helps teachers set personalized goals for each student, and guide students to books difficult enough to keep them challenged, but not so difficult to cause frustration.

In addition, AR helps teachers monitor students' vocabulary growth, literacy skills development, and other reading skills.

  1. Determine reading level. First, a student’s optimal reading level is determined through the STAR Reading Enterprise assessment. This assessment provides information on a student’s overall reading ability and suggests a range of book levels for each student called the “zone of proximal development”, or ZPD. An entire class can be screened in approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Set practice goals. Teachers then meet with each student to set three individualized reading practice goals based on reading quantity, quality, and difficulty and monitor progress toward those goals.
  3. Personalize practice. Personalized reading practice means students read books of interest at their own reading level. AR BookFinder makes it easy to find the perfect book.
  4. Students take an AR Quiz. AR offers more than 150,000 quizzes of five types on both fiction and nonfiction titles. Students have many different options for taking AR Quizzes, including laptops, PCs, tablets, and NEO 2s, as well as through the AR Student App available on Apple® devices.
  5. Receive instant feedback. AR provides teachers with immediate information, helping them monitor the comprehension skills of each student and inform further instruction or intervention. Students and parents get instant feedback to help motivate success with the use of the TOPS Report and Renaissance Home Connect.

Top Readers at Avalon
1st grade Justin Garcia 1.7

2nd grade Maddalyn Villanueva 11.1
Kiera Khalil 11.0

3rd grade Francine Arteaga 22.1
Ethan Khalil 27.3

4th grade Daniel Colin 13.0
Justin Chiu 67.1

5th grade Javier Fuentes 80.7
Abigail Kearney 86.5

Follett Ebooks

3 months ago

Step 1: logging into Follett Digital Reader app
    
A. Download and install Follett Digital Reader from app store or GooglePlay.
    B. Launch mobile app
    C. Enter the FollettShelf URL: http://wbb37649.follettshelf.com    D. Enter your username and password
         (your username and password is your student ID number, if you don't know it please ask your teacher or the librarian, Mrs. Waite)
    E. Tap log in
Step 2: Logging into FollettShelf
    
A. open a mobile browser enter this URL: http://wbb37649.follettshelf.com    B. Add a bookmark or homescreen shortcut for this url.
    C. Enter your username and password:
    D. Tap log in
Step 3: Checkout an eBook
    
A. Navigate or Search to find the eBook you would like to read
    B. Tap on the small "I" in the corner to open the title details page
    C. Scroll to the bottom and tap "Checkout" and/or "Open"
    D. You may begin reading your eBook in the browser
        a. Internet connectivity is required to read the eBook
Step 4: Opening and reading an eBook
    
A. Navigate back to the Follett Digital Reader Mobile App
    B. Tap the cover to begine reading online
    C. Tap "Download" to download the title for offline reading

Search for a book from our Avalon library
1. Click on: http://destiny
2. Click on Avalon Elementary School
3. Click on the tab "Catalog"
4. Type in what you are looking for by keyword, Title, Author, Subject or Series.
5. Depending which you are looking for, click on the appropriate tab.
6. If you would like to use our "Destiny Quest" just click on the link on left hand side.

HomeConnect for Accelerated Reader

3 months ago

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Your child uses a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which your child and you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, you and your child to share information about your child’s progress in Accelerated Reader.

You can log in to Reanaissance Home Connect from any computer with an internet connection and compatible browser. For a list of compatible browsers, type the following URL  in any browser: http://support.renlearn.com/techkb/techkb/10624292e.asp

 To log in to Renaissance Home Connect

Website: https://hosted228,renlearn.com/272805/HomeConnect

User Name: (your child knows this or ask their teacher)

Password:  (your child knows this or ask their teacher)

 If you’d like to receive emails showing your student’s quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add homeconnectautodelivery@renlearnrp.com to your address book.

 

If you have any questions about Renaissance Home Connect, please call Avalon’s school librarian, Mrs. Linda Waite.

Scholastic Book Fair
Avalon's Scholastic Book Fair will begin with an online Book Fair November 4 and end November 22. This online book fair will be for three weeks and books will be delivered after the school site book fair is over.
The Book Fair for the fall will be held during Parent/Teacher conferences November 11 - November 15 in the library.
Library hours and other important information
The Avalon library is open at 7:00 am for the students to check in and out books, and also to take Accelerated Reading tests. Please remember they must be able to leave the library at 7:45 so they can line up and not be tardy.
After school students may come to the library to check in/out books only.
The leaders in Accelerated Reader
Congratulations to these students, they are leaders in their grades.

1st grade
Justin Garcia 11.7

2nd grade
Maddalyn Villanueva 11.1
Kiera Khalil 11.0

3rd grade
Francine Arteaga 22.1
Ethan Khalil 27.3

4th grade
Daniel Colin 13.0
Justin Chiu 67.1

5th grade
Javier Fuentes 80.7
Abigail Kearney 84.7