Welcome to the Elizabeth Redwine Ramsey Media Center!
The media center here at Cleveland is open throughout the school day and operates on a flexible, open schedule, which means throughout the school day students can check out books on an as-needed basis. Teachers can schedule their students for library skill instruction, research and book checkout. We want our media center instruction to connect to classroom activities and be an extension of the classroom. Our library is also known as Curiosity Corner with a mission to develop students curiosity and a love of reading as well as creating lifelong learners.
BJ Gilzean, Media Specialist
Jean Fister, Media Paraprofessional
http://bkflix.grolier.com Please ask your teacher or the Media Specialist for Cleveland's username and password to access this resource.
Destiny, our online catalog, can now be accessed from home. This will allow you to see what books we have available in our library at Cleveland Elementary. You can also see whether a book is Lexiled or has a Reading Counts quiz. Please refer to the link in the Reading Counts section of this media center web page if you want to check the Reading Counts status or Lexile level of a book not in Destiny.
Scholastic Reading Counts (RC) is our new reading program that has replaced Accelerated Reader (AR). Scholastic Reading Counts is a Lexile-based independent reading program that tracks student's success on the books they read. This technology-based program creates a personalized and engaging learning environment that ensures independent reading accountability. Students will read a wide variety of books independently or as a part of a group. After reading, students will take a computerized quiz that will assess whether they understood the book. This new system will track student's progress. The purpose of the Reading Counts Program is to encourage children to practice reading. As with any activity, practice is needed for improvement. The program is to be used as a supplement to the teacher's classroom reading program. There are three basic steps the child needs to do for successful participation in the Reading Counts program: