Sherman Virtual Library Learning
and Grade Level Links
Books and Online Stories
Families use Epic at home for 5.99 per month.
Learning Applications, Websites, and Databases
K-2 Keyboarding Games
Safe Searching and Image Search Tools
Use Britannica School, PebbleGo/PebbleGoNext, Science Flix, True Flix, and Freedom Flix, as well as Big Universe before searching on SafeSearch
Special Literacy Dates
September: Library Sign Up Month
With your library card you are eligible to check out books, movies, magazines, museum passes, access our databases, download books & music from our website, use the Internet and more. A Fairfield Library Card is honored at Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and all public libraries in Connecticut. Click the picture to the right to sign up for your library card!
October: Global Read Aloud
"The project was created by me, Pernille Ripp, in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. Now with many years under our belt and millions of connections made in more than 86 different countries, it is astounding to see the reach of this small idea.
The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each participant decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. "
The hashtag to use on Twitter is #GRA18
April: Poetry Month
Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their craft. Various events are held throughout the month by the Academy of American Poets and other poetry organizations.
ReadWriteThinkPoetry Resources(International Reading Association) includes classroom activities, websites and related resources to teach poetry
Reading Rockets Poetry Resources offers 15 video interviews with poets and writers, and a series of booklists in addition to many online resources.
Scholastic Poetry Month Activities provides strategies and ideas, along with student activities for bringing poets into your classroom. It includes lesson plans and poetry prompts for all age groups, with downloads from inspiring authors.
Read Across America Day, March 2nd ResourcesFox in Socks Read AloudOn Beyond Zebra Read AloudThe Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss Read AloudMy Many Colored Days Read AloudThe Cat in the Hat Read Aloud
Seussville official Dr. Seuss website has activities, printables and a Read Across America activity booklet full of ideas for educators
Sneetches: a story of discrimination/acceptance: 12 minute animated Story http://safeshare.tv/w/ss56d2194cda2d4
Green Eggs and Ham: A Dr. Seuss Classic 8 minute animated story http://safeshare.tv/v/ss56d21a004d7ff
Certificate to Celebrate Students Who Celebrate Reading (Kindergarten Teachers: can print these and
hand out to students to take home after the day’s events)
Reading Rocket Resources: This Read Across America partner has resources to celebrate reading on this Special Day and every day.
Created by Stephanie Goldberg, Library Media Specialist, Roger Sherman School