Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Books added to Professional Library

In need of professional reading for the summer?  One of these hot reads would be a wonderful beach/pool companion! :)

We added a few new titles to our professional library.  Check out the slide show of covers below.  (Titles and authors are also listed at the bottom of this post.)

Another book order will be placed in July.  If you have any professional, non-fiction or fiction book recommendations let me know!

Answers to Essential Questions about Standards, Assessments, Grading and Reporting
By: Thomas R Guskey, Lee Ann Jung

Unstoppable Learning
By: Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey

Living with Intensity
Edited By: Susan Daniels, Michael M. Piechowski

Teaching outside the Box: How to Grab your Students by their Brains
By: Louanne Johnson 

In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom
By: Kelly Gallagher

Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note, Stances, Signposts, and Strategies
By: Kylene Beers, Robert E. Probst

Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading
By: Kylene Beers, Robert E. Probst

Monday, April 18, 2016

NHS Blood Drive 2016

NHS Blood Drive Showcase
Huge thanks to Matt Alexander and the PHS National Honor Society for transforming the library into a blood drive!  It was a success and awesome to see faculty and students donating blood.  


Welcome to Novel Notes!

Each week I will be posting a new note from the Prairie High School library.  The notes could be centered around the following topics: 

  • New tech tips
  • Books to read
  • Showcasing student work
  • Searching tips and tricks
  • And other exciting topics

Look back every week to see the new Novel Note!  I am always open for suggestions.  Don't hesitate to send me an email or stop in the library!