Lauderdale County
Lauderdale County High Rogersville, AL
Contact:
Mrs. Jones, School Librarian 7-12 256-247-3414 x408 Email

Library

102 Years of Tradition 
   Atriuum Book Search (OPAC)  (Patrons may search library collection using our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).  Atriuum's automated database allows easy access to search our varied collection from 39 library computers or using any device in the world with an Internet connection and Web browsing software.)
  Read new eBooks online! U: lchstigers P: lchstigers   MackinVIA™ is a program that makes it easy to access our school's eBooks and educational databases. You can use MackinVIA on any device that has Internet access. For online and offline access, there is a free MackinVIA app available for download. (Android App   iTunes App    Chrome Web Store App    Kindle Fire App    Nook Tablet App    Windows Desktop App    Mac Desktop App)
 

Take an AR Quiz with AR Enterprise  (School testing only.  Grades 7-12 format for log-in...Username:  ABbbb   Password: (something you won't forget))  The username format is the student's first letter of their first name capitalized, then the first letter of their last name capitalized and then the next three letters lowercase.  Example using Joe Wheeler, Username:  JWhee  Password: tigers

  AR Book Finder   (Lookup title testability, reading level and point value.  No log-in required.)

Home Connect to Accelerated Reading   (progress report, only)  Grades 7-12 format for log-in...Username:  ABbbb   Password: (something you won't forget)  The username format is the student's first letter of their first name capitalized, then the first letter of their last name capitalized and then the next three letters lowercase.  Example using Joe Wheeler:    Username:  JWhee     Password: lchs8

The Lexile-based "Find a Book, Alabama" tool offers students over 160,000 books from which to choose. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on their Lexile range and personal interests, and checks the availability of books at the local library. The search tool includes a growing collection of English literary and informational books.
  Scholastic Book Wizard helps students and parents locate books by reading level, series or similar titles.
  Reading Level Chart  (compares AR ATOS to Lexile level)
   Outstanding Books for the College Bound
 
  Righteous Readers Book Club...Come join in the fun each Friday at 7:30 a.m. in the HS Library as our book club participates in lively discussions concerning literary works.
  Chromebook shortcuts:  Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and clicks that you can use to perform specific actions, such as taking a screenshot.  Knowing some of the shortcuts listed below can help save you time.  You can also press Ctrl+Alt+? whenever you're signed in on your Chromebook to see a map of these shortcuts directly on the screen.

 

                                                   

 National Bullying Awareness

NEA Prevent Bullying

Who's at Risk?

 


   

Welcome to the L.C.H.S. Library Media Center's Web page (Grades 7-12). 

The library is the hub of research at Lauderdale County High School. With more than 17,000 books and audio-visual items, the library serves the needs of students and faculty.  By clicking the above "A on the go" icon, patrons can search our library collection using our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).  Atriuum's automated database allows easy access to search our varied collection from 39 library computers or using any device in the world with an Internet connection and Web browsing software Periodicals are available for current checkout for our school community.  Current information and ideas are fingertips away to help students find facts, discover diverse opinions, and form their own conclusions.

Online databases and resources provide outstanding reference material. The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL), highly recommended Web links, and online e-book links are accessible at all times.   The Alabama Virtual Library no longer requires an AVL card for home access by offering Geolocation that gives immediate access to the databases if you are located within the state of Alabama.  Students living within five miles of the state line may need to request an AVL home access card (free) from Mrs. Jones or stop by to obtain one from the Rogersville Public Library.

Knowing that avid readers are better writers and thinkers, the library staff has upgraded the library's collection with noted and award-winning titles through donations from the community.  As a result, recreational reading has increased in recent years.

The ability to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information for academic and personal use is one indicator of a person's success in life.  The library--in any form--provides the tools students need to be successful.

Please contact Mrs. Jones for assistance.  Thank you for using your library media center.

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Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Students may check out up to 3 books for a loan period of 2 weeks. Renewals are permitted when possible.  Library Media Center rules applies concerning student conduct.   Students must have a valid pass from their current teacher to use the library from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please leave food and drinks at the circulation desk.

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Life-long learners, Contributing Citizens, Honorable Conduct, Supportive Community

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Come by our library and view the new books that were recently donated.  R. Jones purchased four new books for our collection:  Destined (book 9) by P.C. Cast; Clockwork Prince (book 2) by Cassandra Clare; Silence (book 3) by Julia Fitzpatrick; and The Son of Neptune (book 2)  by Rick Riordan. 

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 Acceptable Digital Communication

Students explore scenarios in which communication breakdowns occur among friends or peers.  Students will analyze to predict consequences, generate multiple solutions for dealing with cyber etiquette and create a list of tips to help teens avoid inappropiate networking situations.

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2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

 

  1. "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)
  2. "The False Prince" by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
  3. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books)
  4. "Pushing the Limits" by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)
  5. "Poison Princess" by Kresley Cole (Simon & Schuster)
  6. "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
  7. "Crewel" by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)
  8. "Every Day" by David Levithan (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)
  9. "Kill Me Softly" by Sarah Cross (Egmont)
  10. "Butter" by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury)

 

 Announcing the 2012 Top Ten Teen Read Winners    

1). Roth, Veronica. Divergent. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. 2011. (978-0062024022). Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligence), Candor (honesty), Amity (peace), or Dauntless (brave): where would you fit? Beatrice lives in a society where she must choose either to remain with her family’s faction or set off towards independence and her beliefs. And what happens when the unity between these factions begins to fall apart?

2). Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2012. (978-0525478812). Hazel and Augustus meet and forge a relationship at a support group for kids battling cancer. As Hazel and Augustus struggle with the “side-effects of dying,” they come to learn the strength of wishes, the complexities of long human lives, and the wondrous ways of the universe.

3). Lu, Marie. Legend. Penguin Group/Putnam Juvenile. 2011. (978-0399256752). June, a fifteen-year-old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes is responsible for her brother’s death. What will happen when the two meet and discover the government is corrupt?

4). Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books. 2011.  (978-1594744761). When Jacob was little, his grandfather would tell him stories of the fantastical children’s home where he grew up and the seemingly magical kids who lived there with him. When his grandfather is killed, Jacob sets out to find the home where these children lived, unearthing a magical secret and uncovering his true heritage.

5). Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011. (9780670012947). Ever since Mclean’s parents divorced, she has lived in four towns in two years – each time taking on a new persona. Mclean expects to leave Lakeview in six months, but soon finds that she doesn’t want to – she just wants to be herself.

6). Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2011. (9781595143976). Cryogenically frozen centuries ago, Amy and her parents are on their way to a new planet aboard the spaceship, Godspeed. Unplugged from her cryo chamber, Amy discovers she has been awoken 50 years early, in a failed murder attempt. With Elder, the future leader of the ship, by her side they are on an adventure
filled with murder, lies, dreams, and stars.

7). Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. 2012. (978-031261894). A futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella, Cinder, a cyborg and talented mechanic, lives with her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters in the plague-ridden New Beijing. Soon after meeting Prince Kai, Cinder must find the truths of her past, which may help to save the future.

8). Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2011.  (9780545224901). Every November, the beaches of Thisby come alive with the Scorpio Races. The water horses are vicious, the terrain is treacherous, and death is likely, but the reward can be beyond anything you could imagine. Puck Connolly is racing for her family, Sean Kendrick for his passion—but only one can win The Scorpio Races.

9). Forman, Gayle. Where She Went. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2011.
(9780525422945). This sequel to Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is narrated by Adam, Mia’s
ex-boyfriend. Shortly after the devastating accident that killed Mia’s family, the talented
cellist moves to New York, where an accidental meeting brings them back together.

10). Cabot, Meg. Abandon. Point. 2012. (978-0545040648). Pierce has experienced  death before and barely escaped. When she moves from her old town to a town called Isla Huesos - Island of Bones - for a new start, she realizes that death wants her back. Can she escape death once again?

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TEEN READING PROCLAMATION

  • Whereas, the ability to read and process information is a basic survival skill in our global information society; and
  • Whereas, the reading proficiency of teens has remained stagnant over the last thirty years; and
  • Whereas, the number of students who can read but choose not to do so is increasing; and
  • Whereas, the most effective way to improve reading skills is to read regularly and often; and
  • Whereas, too few teens think reading is a valuable tool for enjoyment and relaxation as well as for schoolwork; and
  • Whereas, regular daily reading for the fun of it creates the reading habit for life; and
  • Whereas, parents, teachers, librarians, and all concerned adults can serve as role models by reading for fun themselves;
  • Therefore, be it resolved that I Mrs. Jones, School Librarian proclaim October 14-20, 2012, Teen Read Week(TM)  in Rogersville, AL and encourage teens to read for the fun of it.

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 “Many families have learned to make do with less as a result of the economy and have flocked to the library,” said Mrs. Jones. “Teen Read Week™ is a great time to make sure teens and their families know about all the free services the library can offer them and to reach out to teens who aren’t regular users and encourage them to come see what they can find here.” 

Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week™ at home, as well. Mrs. Jones offers these ideas:

  • Visit the public or school library with your teen to attend a program or to check out books.
  • Set aside time each night for the family to read.
  • Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.
  • Share your favorite book with your teen.
  • Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors. A good place to start is YALSA's Booklists and Book Awards page, www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists.
  • Join a book discussion group at the school or public library.

The 2011 Nominees for Teen Read Week 

  • Bachorz, Pam. Drought. Egmont USA. 2011. (978606840160).
  • Beam, Cris. I Am J. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2011. (9780316053617).
  • Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne. 2011. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. (9780316077422).
  • Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorns. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2010. (9781416989530).
  • Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate. Tor Books. 2011. (9780765326577).
  • Clare, Cassandra. The Clockwork Angel. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. 2010. (9781416975861).
  • Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. Scholastic. 2010. (9780439023511).
  • Collins, Yvonne. Love, Inc. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423131151).
  • Condie, Ally. Matched. 2010. Penguin/Dutton. (9780525423645).
  • Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade. Penguin/Philomel. 2010. (9780399254826).
  • Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo. Simon & Schuster Children’s. 2010. (9781416989431).
  • Grant, Michael. Lies. 2010. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. (9780061449093).
  • Hawkins, Rachel. Demonglass. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423121312).
  • Hakwins, Rachel. Hex Hall. Disney/Hyperion. 2010. (9781423121305).
  • Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King.2010. Harlequin. (9780373210084).
  • Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four. HarperCollins. 2010. (9780061969553).
  • Moore, Peter. Red Moon Rising. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423116653).
  • Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere. 2010. Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers. (9780142417805).
  • Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010. (9780061726804).
  • O’Neal, Ellis. The False Princess. Egmont USA. 2011. (9781606840795).
  • Patterson, James. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel.Little, Brown & Company. 2011. (9780316036207).
  • Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red. Little, Brown and Company. 2010. (9780316068680).
  • Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Blessed. Candlewick Press. 2011. (9780763643263).
  • Westerfeld, Scott. Behemoth. Simon Pulse. 2010. (9781416971757).
  • White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010. (9780061985843).

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 Our Banned Books Awareness program was successful in our library media center.  We watched two author videos that highlighted the importance of reading the entire book, having open communication about the work, and benefits of learning from many different teachers.  One video clip covered the importance of reading Hansel and Gretel to help solve a police officer's case.  Students in Grades 7-12 learned definitions and examples for censorship, banned, and challenged books. 

"If [a] book be false in its facts, disprove them; if false in its
reasoning, refute it.  But for God's sake, let us freely hear both
sides if we choose." --Thomas Jefferson to N. G. Dufief, 1814.

 

Our library observes this annual celebration of the freedom to read and to encourage us all to appreciate the importance of intellectual freedom.  Awareness and reminders help us not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.  Celebrate your freedom to read! 

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2013-2014 Resources Listed Below: 

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Digital Citizenship How are you a responsible digital citizen?  Does your online behavior reflect responsible, safe use of technology? Activity

Digital Citizenship Pledge

I pledge to:  communicate responsibly and kindly with one another; protect my own and others' private information online; stand up to cyberbullying; respect each other's ideas and opinions; and give proper credit when using others' work.            Parent Tips:  Common Sense     Contract

 

 

 

Works Cited Links: 

Easybib.com:  Automatic Bibliography Citation Maker

Citation Machine.com 

Literary Guides:  Shmoop.com provides analysis of characters, plot, literary devices, symbolism, imagery, allusion, themes, and more)

 Cox:  Link for Essay

 A+ Web link 

ACT Test Practice Link 1, Link 2

ACT Language Arts Testing Practice

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               Research shows            

    that teens who read for fun    

       have better test scores      

       and are more likely to       

      succeed in the workforce.  

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Animal Diversity Web 

Victorian Web Quest

Information Literacy  

Propaganda PPT   

 21st Century Information Fluency (Bias) 

    Banned Books Week     Library Bill of Rights     Wordsmith  

    Suggested Books by Grade Level       Controversial Books

 Copyright Guidelines

Primary Sources

Media Literacy 

Media Literacy Quiz

Intel Visual Ranking Tool

Web Evaluation 

  #1  Banned Book Quiz

  #2  Avoiding Plagiarism 

  #3  10 Easy Testing Tips 

  #4  Making the Grade 

Recommended Web sites for TEEN Reading:   
* TwentybyJenny.com is a brand new site full of excellent suggestions in four different age groups.  http://www.twentybyjenny.com/ ;  * Picture Book Of The Day is a blog written by a children's author and educator; *Child Lit Wiki:  http://www.childlit.info/index.php?title=Main_Page;   *Scholastic:  http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp;  *Random House:  http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/index.pperl;  *National Literacy Trust:   http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/campaign/Booklists.html;  *Northville District Library: http://northville.lib.mi.us/index.php/kids/books-and-reading/websites-for-authors-book-awards-and-book-recommendations;  *Great Websites for Kids:  http://www.ala.org/gwstemplate.cfm?section=greatwebsites&template=/cfapps/gws/displaysection.cfm&sec=16.

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Check-out Scholastic's NEW Book Wizard Web site at http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/homePage.do This new Web site enables teachers, librarians, and parents to search a database of over 50,000 books to find the right match for every child, according to reading level, interest, subject, and genre.

Helpful links for  3rd4th,  5th, 6th  grades

Grades K-5th Language Arts/Weekly Reading Story/Spelling/Vocabulary Lists     

Math Link  

  

 Cosby

     Pigman guide   Great Gatsby Vocab

     Diary of Anne Frank (the play version) guide link

     To Kill A Mockingbird Web Quest link.

      Comic Strip Instructions and Links

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Cox

      Shmoop    Brit. vs Amer. terms 1      Brit. vs Amer. terms 2

      Ten Tips for College Freshmen       50 Common Latin Words/Phrases

      Of Mice and Men guide       Frankenstein Vocab    Career Test (Cox)   

      Cost to Live worksheet     Cost of Living (compare cities)     Living Wage Calcu.

      Lord of the flies Vocab    Hunger Games guide link 

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 Nunley

      Main Idea Quiz Game    Main Idea Battleship    Poetry Guide 

      Poetry Idea Machine     Reading quiz     Flowers for Algernon Quizlet Activity #1

      10th Hon Salem Witch Trials Web Quest   Scholastic Game  Hunger Games

      Hunger Games guide link

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Webster

     Julius Caesar Web Quest   Great Gatsby Web Quest     Salem Witch Trials

    Crucible    Hunger Games/Catching Fire Lesson    Career Interest Inventory

    Cold Sassy Tree   Mark Twain Webquest    Literary Elements    Plot/Diagram

    Old Man and the Sea Web Quest        Old Man and the Sea Project

    Ernest Hemingway link      Spoon River Anthology    A Separate Peace Web Quest

         Of Mice and Men Web Quest,    

    1920s links:  l) flapper, 2) fashion, 3) music, 4) slang, and 5) jazz age

                              1920s Fashion        Great Gatsby Web Quest link.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne,     Puritans,       Salem Witchhunt Trials

    Web Quest for the 1950's       Romeo and Juliet PPT        Repeat After Us

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 Williams

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search

     Princess Bride Voc.  Fiction vs Nonfiction  Proverb 1, 2 vs Cliche    Proverb Quiz  

     Facebook Profile    Antigone Webquest     

     Main Idea Quiz Game       Main Idea Battleship     Mythman link,  

     Mythology template and card link     Thinkquest (Myth Middle School Library)    

     Myth link (Storynory)     Driving practice test     Poetry Engine (Scholastic)

     Personal Narrative          Animal Diversity Web

    Career Webquest: 1) Allen Thornton, 2) UNA, and 3) Collegeboard

     Dating Survey Link

Jones

       Bullying  Bullying Vocabulary   Scatter Game    Statistics    Breaking News   Tips 

     Social Networking Tips    Quiz  BB Quiz   Banned Books: Map  Book List   Tuscon

   Romeo & Juliet   Database vs Webpage   Toni Morrison Nobel Acceptance Speech

    Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday  Bible or Bard?

    Documentary vs News vs Reality   Media Literacy Questions  

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Koonce:    Cow's Eye     Frog1    Frog2   FROG3  Pig  Suzanne Collins Vid  CF vid1  Cast vid  

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Hero's Journey

 

Hero's Journey Interactive