Click above for summer reading tips from Ms. Bentall. Read below for more.
1. Book Bundles. Let Ms. Scott or Ms. Bentall know if you would like a personalized book bundle by Wednesday, June 16 for pick up by Friday, June 18 at 3:30 PM. Beth.Scott@apsva.us or Karen.Bentall@apsva.us. Summer Reading Tips.
2. Lexia Summer Reading Plan from Literacy Coach, Ms. Cruz.
4. Listen to an audiobook in MackinVia or at Arlington Public Library . Find thousands of ebooks and audiobooks. You’ll need a library card to access, borrow and request digital titles. Here’s how to sign up online for a free library card.
5. How to find the books you really want to read. In this video Ms. Bentall explains how to get the books many of you have asked for in MackinVia. Here’s a reminder on how to log in to MackinVia, click here.
6. KidsPost Book Club: True Friends. Starts Wednesday, June 16. Sign-up and join the conversation every Wednesday this summer.
7. Family and friends book clubs. Read, listen and talk about a book together. Meet virtually or in real life if you can.
8. Read the book. Watch the movie. Did you know that most movies begin as books? Click here for links to books that have inspired movies.
9. Reread an old favorite. Click on the image to see Oakridge’s Top Ten books of 2020-21 and 2019-2020.
10. What Shall I Read Next? Looking for series or a read-alike?
- In Order to Create a More Perfect Union…
- A collection of digital and print books at Oakridge Elementary School library that focus on the themes of action, justice, identity, diversity, and empathy. Use your APS log-in to read and request the digital books.
- Finding Reading Joy:
- A 7-minute video with tips from Ms. Bentall about finding that ‘magical’ book. Use your APS log-in to view.
- Individualized Help
- Readers’ Advisory (What to read next?)
- Research (access to databases and search strategies)
- Email librarian: Karen.Bentall@apsva.us
Oakridge Library is the beating heart of our school where students learn the skills to evaluate information for accuracy, validity, social and cultural context, and appropriateness for need. During storytimes, they contribute to discussions in which multiple viewpoints are expressed. Their curiosity flourishes by reading widely and deeply, and they develop the intrinsic motivation that can lead to a lifelong love of reading.
Tel: 703 228 8820
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.