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Welcome to Dilworth Elementary School’s Library!

Happy Summer! Did you know----"Research on Summer Reading

Children who DO NOT READ in the summer can lose two to three months of reading skills.

Kids who DO READ tend to gain a month of reading proficiency." 

Have fun reading with your student(s) over the summer break! 

Suggested Reading Lists went home from the Dilworth Library; however, here are a couple other lists to peruse if you need help finding a “Just Right Book” for someone, at home: 

Summer Reading 2021 | School Library Journal (slj.com) 

2022 ALSC Summer Reading Lists | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) (ala.org) 

     Summer Reading 2022 | Brightly (readbrightly.com) 

2022 Summer Reading Lists For Kids of All Ages - Imagination Soup 

Summer Reading Series (diversebooks.org) 

     Summer Reading List 2022: 100+ Books For Pre-K Through High School (weareteachers.com)  

  • May I also suggest listening to "The Boy Who Grew Dragons" on Youtube with the  Australian, author, Andy Shepherd. Book One in a series of five!
  • And don't forget Battle of the Books either from this year's list or the coming year's list.

Elementary Battle of the Books 2022-2023 (for incoming 4th-6th graders)

If you have a student who will be in 4th- 6th grades next year, please have them consider reading books from our Battle of the Books list for next year!  We have a great selection of books from a variety of genres.  You can locate them on SORA or at the public library!   Adventure: Distress Signal by Mary E. Lambert Adventure: Stuntboy, In the Meantime by Jason Reynolds Fantasy: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston Fantasy: The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo Fantasy: The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron Fantasy: Willodeen by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Charles Santoso Graphic Novel: Chunky (Chunky, Book 1) by Yehudi Mercado Graphic Novel: Tales of the Feathered Serpent 1, The Rise of the Halfling King by David Bowles Historical Fiction: Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs Horror: No Place for Monsters by Kory Merritt Humor: Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig Humor: Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai Realistic Fiction: Maya and the Robot by Eve Ewing Realistic Fiction: The One Thing You'd Save by Linda Sue Park Realistic Fiction: Stella by McCall Hoyle Science Fiction: Glitch by Laura Martin Sports Fiction: Becoming Muhammad Ali: A Novel by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander Nonfiction: Bartali's Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy's Secret Hero by Megan Hoyt Nonfiction: Black Heroes of the Wild West by James Otis Smith Nonfiction: Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Welcome Back To School!

Library Weekly Schedule

All classrooms attend a Library skills class once a week based on the Utah Core Curriculum for Library Media K-6 encompassing Reading Engagement, Information & Research, Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship.

For Online/At Home School: Office Hours will be 8 - 9am Daily via email rachelle.park@slcschools.org 

Elementary Battle of the Books 2021-2022 (for incoming 4th-6th graders)

If you have a student who is in 4th- 6th grades, please have them consider reading books from our Battle of the Books list!  There are 20 award-winning, kid approved, books from a variety of genres.  You can locate them on SORA or at the public library! Students will be invited to a monthly lunch to discuss the books. 

Horror:  Allen, Josh.  Out to Get You: 13 Tales of Weirdness and Woe. 
Fantasy:  Barron, Rena.  Maya and the Rising Dark. 
Fantasy:  Shepherd, Andy. The Boy Who Grew Dragons.
Adventure:  Bowling, Dusti.  The Canyon’s Edge. 
Realistic Fiction:  Cisneros, Ernesto.  Efren Divided. 
Realistic Fiction:  Harrell, Rob.  Wink: Surviving Middle School With One Eye Open.
Realistic Fiction:  Rhodes, Jewell Parker.  Black Brother, Black Brother. 
Realistic Fiction:  Stone, Nic.  Clean Getaway. 
Realistic Fiction:  Watson, Renee.  Ways to Make Sunshine. 
Humor:  Costner, Arianne.  My Life as a Potato. 
Humor:  Ecton, Emily.  The Great Pet Heist. 
Humor:  Kim, Jessica.  Stand Up, Yumi Chung! 
Historical Fiction:  LeZotte, Ann Clare.  Show Me a Sign. 
Historical Fiction:  Gratz, Alan.  Ground Zero. 
Science Fiction:  Holm, Jennifer.  The Lion of Mars. 
Graphic Novel:  Johnson, Varian.  Twins. 
Graphic Novel:  Quinn, Kate Karyus.  Anti/hero.
Nonfiction:  Markle, Sandra.  Follow Those Zebras!: Solving a Migration Mystery. 
Nonfiction Biography:  Brown, Monica.  Sharuko: el arqueologo Peruano/ Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tell. 
Nonfiction:  Soontornvat, Christina.  All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team. 

Salt Lake City School Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Library Learning Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas. A strong Library Learning Center program, administered by a certified Library Technology Teacher, positively impacts student achievement. The Library Technology Teacher is a certified teacher, instructional partner, information specialist and program coordinator & curator of the collection.

HOW-To Place a Hold: Tap on Destiny Book Catalog in Sidebar to the RIGHT. Click on Dilworth and use student log-in to search for books and put books on Hold.

ONLINE Reading: Use the Sora App and the code saltlakeut to read a good book!
Getting Started With SORA: https://rise.articulate.com/share/xTgx0RDi2iCsJ4UKIJRxZK8f0AXt01aT#/
https://help.soraapp.com/en-us/home.htm
Access in Sidebar to the RIGHT or thru your student's Canvas LIBRARY Class.

Welcome to Canvas:

Parent Help - What is Canvas? 

More Parent Help
Student-Parent Help

How to Email My Teacher:

How To Email My Teacher
ALSO - Just click on the Student Microsoft Link to the RIGHT which will take you directly to your email Log-in!

 

Coding Activities

Want to do some extra coding? Choose a project and start creating! Have fun! The websites below are all free:

https://hourofcode.com/us/learn Code.org

https://www.kodable.com/hour-of-code Kodable.com

https://scratch.mit.edu/ Scratch

https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/ Tynker

https://www.lego.com/assets/FranchiseSites/Portal/BitsAndBricks2/v10/deploydsd/index.html Lego- Bits and Bricks

https://www.pixilart.com/draw Pixel Art

https://code.org/educate/resources/videos Code.org Videos

Rachelle Park

Rachelle Park

School Librarian/Media Special

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