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Rockwood Middle School Library

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Welcome to the Library Section of the RMS webpage. I hope that you will be able to easily access any needed information. If any student needs help with any writing assignment or research project, I will be happy to assist.  If you have any other questions or concerns- please feel free to contact me.


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*These social media outlets have not been updated, as frequently as I had hoped.  It will be a top goal for next school you to keep students are parents informed via Facebook and Twitter.  Please consider checking these out!*


Next year our school will have the opportunity to vote for the Volunteer State Book Awards, but for now....

~This Year's Winners~

Winner: Novak, B.J. The Book with No Pictures. Dial Books, 2014 
2nd: McDonnell, Patrick. A Perfectly Messed Up- Story. Little Brown Books, 2014
3rd--Chung, Arree. Ninja. Henry Holt and Company, 2014

Winner-- Barnett, Marc. The Terrible Two. Illustrated by Kevin Cornell. Amulet Books, 2015 
2nd---Bell, CeCe. El Deafo, Amulet Books, 2014 
3rd---Watson, Jude. Loot: How to Steal a Fortune. Scholastic, 2014

Middle School:
Winner: Telgemeier, Raina. Sisters. Graphix, 2014 
2nd: Alexander, Kwame. The Crossover. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
3rd: Gibbs, Stuart. Space Case. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014

High School:
Winner--- Lockhart, E. We Were Liars. Delacort Press, 2013. 
2nd---- Nelson, Jandy. I'll Give You The Sun. Dial Books, 2014. .
3rd---Rowell, Rainbow. Fangirl. St. Martin's Griffin, 2013


*Please note that we do not charge library late fees; as long as the book is returned our students do not owe any money to the school.  If a book is lost or damaged, then the price of the book should be paid to the school or a replacement copy brought in!  Final grade cards will be held if lost or damaged books are not taken care of by the end of the school year.  Library check-out is a two week loan; if a student is still reading the book- then the book should be brought in to scan for a renewal.  Thanks for your help!*


 Please check the list by the library to see if you have a past due book.


Rockwood Middle School Library Standards-

By the end of the School Year, the following standards will be addressed and/or mastered:

 -Read and comprehend various outlets of literature at the high end of each grade level text complexity, independently and proficiently.

-Read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of each grade level text complexity, independently and proficiently.

-Effectively engage in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

-Present claims and findings, emphasizing points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well- chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

-Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. 

-Understand basic operations and concepts of technology.

-Use technology communications tools.