Contact:
Jennifer Baker, Library Media Specialist Phone Icon 770-651-2515
  Carla Seabrook, Media Clerk Phone Icon 770-651-2516

Library

Welcome to the Mason Creek Middle School Media Center.

 

Accelerated Reader for Monitoring Reading Practice

 

We are so excited to have access to the entire catalog of AR tests. 

 

A new and improved version of the Accelerated Reader software is now available at elementary and middle schools in the Douglas County School System.  This new version of AR allows students to access nearly 150,000 AR tests in an updated and user friendly web-based version of the software.  In AR, students have individual reading goals based on their own academic needs. 

 

Parents and families can track student progress in AR by going to Renaissance Home Connect.  You will need your student's login and password to access this account.  If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add homeconnectautodelivery@renlearnrp.com to your address book.

 

You can see if your own books have AR tests by going to AR Book Find

 

We look forward to a great year of reading practice with the new Accelerated Reader Enterprise from Renaissance Learning. 

 

 

 

 

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TeachingBooks.net

This is a great resource to use for novel study.  There are activities, videos, Readers' Theater scripts, and much more.  Students use this log in:

Username:  dcss

Password:   douglas

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LightBox Interactive Books

Click FORMS to see the LightBox Brochure that shows how access LightBox Books.

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Literacy Day 201

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Books are available all year long

Register at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs

Enter the class activation code GRZNB

Choose from thousands of print and ebook titles

Submit the order to the media center.

 

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Access ebooks, Audiobooks, LightBox Books

 

Access ebooks, click on the image and use the Guest LogIn

Guest Log in - masoncreek                   Password - wolves

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Access TumbleBooks       

 To access TumbleBooks

Click the FOLLETT SHELF link above, then click the DIGITAL RESOURCES tab.

 username: masoncreek       password:  wolves


About TumbleBooks:
TumbleBooks is a collection of online read-along titles in categories such as Early Readers, Chapter Books, Teen Fiction, Classics, and Drama/Poetry. The collection also includes downloadable Ebooks, which may be downloaded for 90 days. Download as many titles as you'd like at one time!

The Read-Alongs highlight the sentences as they are narrated aloud, turn the page automatically, and offer the ability to customize your screen by changing the font size and screen/text colour, to name just a few options.

Read-Alongs are great for emergent, struggling, and reluctant readers, and are an excellent tool for ESL students. With a fun, stylish interface, Read-Alongs will also appeal to accomplished readers who are excited to follow along to the narration of their favorite books.

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Book Fairs

 

 

 

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Parent Portal

Parents may access Parent Portal by visiting the Douglas County website (douglas.k12.ga.us).  Select Parents.  Select Infinite Campus/Parent Portal.  Enter the information required.  If assistance is required, please call (770) 651-2332.  This is phone number for the Portal HelpDesk. 

See FORMS (above) and select Parent Portal Instructions for step by step instructions.

 

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School Store

The School Store is located in the Media Center.  Students may visit the school store with passes from teachers.  Items available include notebook paper, composition books, pens, pencils, erasers and more. 

 

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Click on FORMS (above) to see:

- ebooks -- Fit Lit, Biographies, Science, Biographies - How to Access

- Georgia Book Award Nominees

- LightBox - How to Access  (ebooks)

- LightBox - More Titles  (ebooks)

- Listening Lab Titles

- Literacy Day 2015

- Media Center News

- Parent Portal Instructions to gain access

- "Readers are Leaders"  - AR Information

School Store Flier

- Student Reading Logs for each nine weeks 2012 2013 

- TumbleBooks (more ebooks) -- How to Access