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The Meadows School Libraries: Parent Resources

Contact Info

Contact Ms. Friedman with questions.

Technology in Lower School

Technology in Lower School

There are a handful of study tools that can be found online and used from home. 

  1. Spelling City – All students have access and no password is needed
  2. Quizlet - All students have access, however students in Grades 2-5 have a username and password
  3. ST Math – Students in Grades 1-5 have accounts and have memorized their 13 picture password in order to log in
  4. Kodable – Students in Grades K and 1 have accounts
  5. Typing.com - Students in Grades 2-5 have a username & password
  6. Google Drive - Students in Grades 2-5 have a username & password

Below are screenshots of what you should be to access these tools from home.

Please email me with any questions at cfriedman@themeadowsschool.org.

Library Guidelines and Info

  • Lower School Library Parameters

  • Library Collection Policy

  • Library Replacement Schedule

Fountas and Pinnell

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:

  • Go to the Library Catalog
  • Type the title into the Search box
  • Fountas and Pinnell levels are listed under each title in the list of results

2. To search for all books with a particular reading level:

  • Go to the Library Catalog
  • At the bottom of the Search box, click on “Reading Programs” and change to “Fountas and Pinnell”
  • Set your preferred range of levels
  • Click "enter" to find all books within your range range
  • You can also search for a specific keyword, title, subject, author, or series within your range

Please note that not all titles in the USN Library collection have a Fountas and Pinnell level.

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Grade Level Pages

 

         

 

Select a grade to view its specific guides and resources.

Resources for Parents

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:

  • Juvenile Easy [JE] – for birth through 2nd-grade readers
  • Juvenile [J] – for 2nd through 6th-grade readers
  • Young Adult [YA] – for 6th through 12th-grade readers

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.

Guys Read
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."

Quick Links

Recommended Books

Check out our guide to finding great new books for Lower School students!

Reading Program for Grades 3-5