Contact:
Brenda Mercer, Media Coordinator (910) 353-4443 Email
  Angela Gibson, Media Assistant (910) 353-4443 Email

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Renaissance Place
Renaissance Place

 The 5 steps to reading success.

It's all about practice. AR encourages substantial differentiated reading practice to create strong readers. Based on each student's independent reading level, AR helps teachers set personalized goals for each student, and guide students to books difficult enough to keep them challenged, but not so difficult to cause frustration.

In addition, AR helps teachers monitor students' vocabulary growth, literacy skills development, and other reading skills.

  1. Determine reading level. First, a student’s optimal reading level is determined through the STAR Reading Enterprise assessment. This assessment provides information on a student’s overall reading ability and suggests a range of book levels for each student called the “zone of proximal development”, or ZPD. An entire class can be screened in approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Set practice goals. Teachers then meet with each student to set three individualized reading practice goals based on reading quantity, quality, and difficulty and monitor progress toward those goals.
  3. Personalize practice. Personalized reading practice means students read books of interest at their own reading level. AR BookFinder makes it easy to find the perfect book.
  4. Students take an AR Quiz. AR offers more than 150,000 quizzes of five types on both fiction and nonfiction titles. Students have many different options for taking AR Quizzes, including laptops, PCs, tablets, and NEO 2s, as well as through the AR Student App available on Apple® devices.
  5. Receive instant feedback. AR provides teachers with immediate information, helping them monitor the comprehension skills of each student and inform further instruction or intervention. Students and parents get instant feedback to help motivate success with the use of the TOPS Report and Renaissance Home Connect.

https://hosted351.renlearn.com/310590/default.aspx

common sense
Common Sense

Mission

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

Our 10 Beliefs

  1. We believe in media sanity, not censorship.
  2. We believe that media has truly become "the other parent" in our kids' lives, powerfully affecting their mental, physical, and social development.
  3. We believe in teaching our kids to be savvy, respectful and responsible media interpreters, creators, and communicators.  We can’t cover their eyes but we can teach them to see.
  4. We believe parents should have a choice and a voice about the media our kids consume and create. Every family is different but all need information.
  5. We believe that the price for free and open media is a bit of extra homework for families. Parents need to know about the media their kids use and need to teach responsible, ethical behavior as well as manage overall media use.
  6. We believe that through informed decision making, we can improve the media landscape one decision at a time.
  7. We believe appropriate regulations about right time, right place, and right manner exist. They need to be upheld by our elected and appointed leaders.
  8. We believe in age-appropriate media and that the media industry needs to act responsibly as it creates and markets content for each audience.
  9. We believe ratings systems should be independent and transparent for all media.
  10. We believe in diversity of programming and media ownership.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

AR Book Finder US
AR Book Finder US

Students, parents and teachers can search book titles to identify AR books. 

http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx

HCES Electronic Card Catalog
HCES Electronic Card Catalog
Here you can do a search for any material found in the HCES Library/Media Center.
http://lms.onslow.k12.nc.us/common/welcome.jsp?site=108

Follett Shelf- eBooks
Follett Shelf- eBooks

User Name:  HCES              Password:  gator 

Please remember to close the book when you are finished reading. 

http://wbb06154.follettshelf.com

NC WiseOwl
NC WiseOwl
Here are some reference tools you can use at home. If you are ever asked for a password to use these resouces, it is "wiseowl."
http://www.ncwiseowl.org/zones/elementary/index.htm