Technology in Lower School
There are a handful of study tools that can be found online and used from home.
Below are screenshots of what you should be to access these tools from home.
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Lower School Library Parameters
Library Collection Policy
Library Replacement Schedule
How can I find out the Fountas and Pinnell reading levels for books in the USN Library collection?
1. To look up a specific book:
2. To search for all books with a particular reading level:
Please note that not all titles in the USN Library collection have a Fountas and Pinnell level.
Common Sense Media
This website offers reviews and recommendations for parents who are looking for guidance on which books, movies, and other forms of media might be appropriate for their children.
Juvenile Series and Sequels Database
The "Juvenile Series and Sequels" database contains nearly 5,000 series titles that are classified into three audiences:
Great Websites for Kids
A compilation of exemplary websites, evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
A web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. The mission: to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
Children's Book Almanac
Daily book recommendations and literary events from children's book expert Anita Silvey.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
This children's book blog primarily covers illustration: picture books and illustrated novels.
Katherine Paterson: The Risks of Great Literature
Award-winning children's author Paterson suggests parents read challenging and challenged books, using them to talk about difficult subjects with their children. "We need to remind ourselves that any book that has power also has the power to offend."
ALA: Freedom to Read
A statement from the American Library Association: "The freedom to read is essential to our democracy."