Our Library Media programs at North Lauderdale Elementary have a lot to offer our students to encourage them to become avid readers and lifelong learners of information.
Reading Across Broward
This County-sponsored program is ongoing from April 1st of one year until March 31st of the following year, including the summer months. Level 1 is for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students who read picture books. Level 2 is for 3rd through 5th grade students who read chapter books. Students receive certificates to help them stay motivated. The appropriate forms are available in our Media Center throughout the year in order to log the titles as they are read.
Sunshine State Young Readers Award
The Florida Association for Media in Education presents a list of fifteen books per age group for students statewide in Kindergarten through 8th grade to read or listen to. After students read at least 3 of these novels, they qualify to vote in April for their favorite and the results are tallied throughout the state. These forms are also available in our Media Center throughout the year.
Program info - http://www.floridamediaed.org/ssyra.html
Jr. Award, Kindergarten-Grade 2 - http://www.floridamediaed.org/ssyra-jr.html
Award, Grades 3-5 - http://www.floridamediaed.org/ssyra-3-5-resources.html
Award, Grades 6-8 - http://www.floridamediaed.org/ssyra-6-8-resources.html
Our PTA runs a Book Fair twice a year in the Media Center. Our students avidly shop for new books to call their own. Additionally, we host a community/family night event during the book fair to allow parents and community members to shop as well. The book fairs help support our media programs and events.
AR is a program to motivate students to become independent readers while enhancing their comprehension. The children read stories from a specific list of books then take computerized comprehension tests based on the knowledge of the book. Students receive points based on the test, which accumulate for end of the year awards.
AR Book Finder - http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx
Virtual Library Media Services - http://bcpslibrarymedia.browardschools.com/