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How to Find Books

Organization of Materials

All media center materials (books, videos, DVDs, etc.) can be located through the electronic catalog called iPac or Horizon. You can access the information by author, title, subject, keyword, or Lexile.

Bookshelf

Exciting

E Exciting Section for Everyone

"Picture books" are shelved alphabetically by the first three letters of the author's last name.


fiction

F Fiction

"Chapter books" are shelved alphabetically by the first three letters of the author's last name.


nonfiction

000-999 Dewey Decimal- Nonfiction

Nonfiction or "true" books geared for 3-5 readers are shelved numerically from 000-999.


biography

B Biography

Nonfiction, "true," or "factual" books about a famous persons life. The books are shelved alphabetically by the first three letters of the person the book is about last name.


reference

R Reference

Reference materials are shelved numerically and include: almanacs, thesaurus, atlases, encloypedias, etc. Students may use the items in the media center. They can only be checked out to staff members for classroom use. World Book Online is a resource for an online encyclopedia.


Accelerated Readers

Accelerated Reader Books and Quizzes

Any book in the media center that has a colored dot on the spine has a test available to take a Accelerated Reader Quiz. Accelerated Reader Quizzes are comprehension quizzes reviewing the content of the story. The passing score for an Accelerated Reader quiz is 70%.


AR levels

Accelerated Reader Levels

Accelerated Reader Quizzes are available for all books in the media center that have colored dots.

Yellow Dots- .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9

Pink Dots- 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Green Dots- 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.0, 5.1, ,5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9

Orange Dots- 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 8.0