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Library Media Commons


The library learning commons brings together the functions of libraries, labs, lounges, and seminar areas in a single community gathering place. This face-to-face forum supports the sharing of student ideas outside the classroom and complements the shift in pedagogy toward collaborative team efforts.

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Purpose:

To Promote your Love of Reading

We listened to your ideas about summer reading and decided to provide you with increased choice of texts and flexibility of how to present what you loved about the book.

 

Task:

To read a text and share

  1. Choose one book to read over the summer and get it approved by your current English teacher.

 

  1. Once you finish the book, tell us:

    1. What did you enjoy/connect to?

    2. What did you not connect to, but who might?

    3. Would you recommend this book to a friend and why?

    4. Give a 1-2 sentence summary of the book.

 

  1. To convey your responses to the above questions, create/produce:

    1. Illustrated book jacket

    2. Book trailer video (Reading Rainbow style)

    3. Book poster

    4. Write an alternate ending

    5. Soundtrack to the book (Song list and explanation)

    6. Boardgame

    7. Your own creative option (Consult with and have it approved by your teacher.)

 




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As a bonus, the learning commons can be an ideal venue to blend face-to-face learning  with virtual meetings thus allowing teachers to engage classes in webinars, virtual classroom, small group collaboration, peer evaluation and large group instruction. The library commons is also a place for student to engage in a variety of activities that promote real-world, discovery learning.

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