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LIBRARY NEWS - Dragons Are Readers!       Week of SEPT 5th  

Welcome back to Dilworth! So nice to see parents and students in the halls of Dilworth, excited for the coming year!  

This Week’s Library Lessons:

K-6th – Welcome back to the Library – ALL are Welcome! Manners, Expected Behaviors, “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” – SEL books to enjoy! Viewing the various display of books out for students (Space, Dragons, Sharks, “Love ‘em or Weed ‘em).

Library lessons each have an objective tied to our state Library Media Standards.

Quoted from the Utah State Board of Education:

“The school library program is critical to students' academic and personal success. The necessary skills for college and career ready students include literacy in a wide range of digital, visual, and textual formats. Effective school library media programs enable students to develop critical thinking skills to access, evaluate, synthesize, and apply information; make informed decisions; build a knowledge base; and value reading.

These Utah Standards for Library Media were created by certified teacher librarians to support the integration of information literacy and media skills across the curriculum. They are intended to be taught, not in isolation, but in collaboration with classroom teachers. This collaboration will deepen student learning, foster independent reading, develop reading stamina, build task resiliency, strengthen text-dependent writing, and increase the students’ information literacy.

The standards are organized into three clusters:

                              1. Reading Engagement

                              2. Research and Information

                              3. Media Literacy

Accelerated Reader Program

The Accelerated Reader Program has been purchased for our students this year. As a faculty, we have noticed a marked decline in students’ reading abilities, desire to read, & motivation to read books. This is being addressed through our S.I.P. and the return to the Accelerated Reader Program which is a motivational program helping students to become responsible for their own reading and journey to becoming better readers each day. Later in the week, students will be able to log on and begin using the program here at school, only. Your child’s teacher will communicate how they will be using the program in their classroom.

BATTLE of the Books – A school-wide introduction of 20 award-winning books for 4th, 5th, & 6th grade students which will culminate in a school and then District competition. Three to four books will be discussed during a monthly “Lunch in the Library” where any & all upper grade students will be invited to join. Please see the list on our Library page of Dilworth’s website.

Thank you to our PTA for their support of this program in the form of money to purchase extra copies of the Battle books so all students who want to read these books, have access to them.

SORA – SORA is an online platform with books available for Salt Lake Students. Please download the app. This is a great way for students to read on the go or with a device, at home!  Enjoy! 

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
                                                         Sora (soraapp.com)

D.E.A.R is this Friday! Drop Everything And Read! Throughout the year we will be cheering for our Dragon Readers, celebrating Dragon Readers, and creating a stronger reading community here at Dilworth!

Look for the DRAGON Bookmarks to begin October 1st. More information coming soon.

Library on Instagram:  @ dilworth_library on Instagram!!!  

                              Happy Reading! from Mrs. Park in the Library

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!  These are award winning books in various genres. Students in 4th, 5th, & 6th, will be invited monthly to bring their lunch to the library to discuss these books culminating in a school & then District competition.  You can locate these books on SORA or at the public library, too! 
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

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

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Rachelle Park

Rachelle Park

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