#1 Colonel Country Loves to Read at the ACS Library!

Tess Hoover, Librarian
Leslie Hoover, Library Secretary

When they are looking up information, students deserve better than random Google searching!

Well, two reasons.  First, Google doesn't pay attention to the quality or accuracy of the information on its sites.  So students could end up learning something that is wrong. 

Two, Google has so much information! Students can get overwhelmed and simply click on the first few hits, not worrying about whether the information there is good quality or not.

Fortunately, if you start your searches at home.campbell.k12.va.us instead of Google, Bing, Yahoo etc., you will see three places to go that have pretty much everything a student is going to need to know about anything at all.  Here they are:
World Book Online

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

(password: infopower)

eMedia Virginia

Go to the home page and check these out! They are 100 percent free, and each source on it has been inspected for accuracy, timeliness and relevance. 

If you have trouble using any of these sites, please call Mrs. T. Hoover at 434-369-4768 or email her at thoover@campbell.k12.v.us. 

Do you remember reading comic books as a kid?
We do! However, back in the day comic books were considered inferior to "regular" books.  Sometimes we felt we were sneaking them in as a guilty pleasure when we should have been doing "real" reading.

Fortunately, reading research has come a long way since then.  It has been shown that reading comic books does indeed help promote thinking skills, increase one's ability to use visual cues to supplement written information, and enable readers to interact with text features that correspond to SOL literary characteristics such as plot, theme, foreshadowing, character development, and mood/tone. Additionally, comic books (now called "graphic novels" ) play a powerful role in motivating reluctant readers.  Often comics are the gateway for these readers into the world of so-called "regular" novels. To support this reality, ACS has obtained age-appropriate comic book subscriptions.  We hope your children will enjoy and benefit from them!

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