Learning Commons

  • The Mickey Elrod Learning Commons logo with tree and frog


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    Welcome to the Learning Commons!

    Every class has visited the Learning Commons and learned a little about how we rearranged the fiction section of the library. The fiction section is now divided into 10 sub genres. (mystery, adventure, historical fiction, realistic fiction, humor, graphic novels, fantasy, sports, animal stories, and scary). This will make it easier for the students to browse for books and find just the right one. 

    The Power of Picture Books

    Picture books play a major role in a child’s development. They blend words with art, harmoniously working together to tell a story. In talking about why picture books are important, author Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said, “It is the joyous power of picture books that turns young listeners into readers and readers into writers.”

    Picture books help to:
    • Kick-start literacy — picture books help develop oral language and are the building blocks of literacy
    • Promote visual literacy — decoding images is as important as reading text
    • Support cultural literacy — broaden the understanding of beliefs and cultures
    • Support multiple learning styles — read-aloud picture books with activities can help spatial and kinesthetic learners
    • Encourage discussion and critical thinking for kids of all ages
    • Offer different viewpoints and experiences — picture books can be read over and over again, each time engaging with the story in a new way
    • Create dialogue around sensitive topics (bullying, death, divorce)
    • Strengthen social emotional learning — empathy, social skills, and independence can be taught using picture books

    Happy Reading!

    Mrs. Dixon 

    Library Online Catalog

    access Desitny Discover - open new window access Destiny Library Manager - open new window

    Information Resources

    Contact the librarian, Melanie Dixon, for the login/password for these resources.

    access Gale InfoBits for kids - open new window acess ProQuest SIRS Discoverer - open new window access Gale National Geographic for kids - open new window access Britannica School Elementary - open new window access Britannica Escolar Online - open new window access World Book online - open new window


    access EBSCO eBooks K-8 collection - open new window access Britannica E-STAX TexQuest eBooks - open new window access myOn Interactive Digital Library - open new window

    Other Resources

    access Google Apps for Education - open new window access Teaching Books home - open new window