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The Meadows School Libraries: Middle School

Sources for Each Grade


Select a grade to view its specific guides and resources.

Find a Great Book

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Book Recommendations for MS Readers


Teacher-Recommended Resources

Librarians recommend: CommonLita free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 5th-12th grade classrooms. A librarian from Tennessee, Ms. Fink, says, "Major publications such as NPR and Science News donate articles to CommonLit.  The text are paired with additional texts, media to build background knowledge, and can be annotated."

Evaluating Websites

When you want to know whether or not a resource will be useful to you, remember to think like A-CRAB. Consider the following qualities:

  • A uthority (Who is the author of the content (not the webmaster)? What organization or institution published the content?)
  • C urrency (Do you see a copyright date that is current? Are the links up to date or broken?)
  • elevance (Is the content relevant to the website and what you're researching?)
  • A ccuracy (What is the purpose of the website and web page you wish to use information from? Are the sources credited?
  • B ias (Is the information presented bias or opinion?) 

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Citation Tools

Important: All students and staff must create a personal account in order to use NoodleTools. Ask a librarian if you need help.

To revalidate your account, look on our database passwords page for our school/library username and password.