Books Talks in iMovie


Each book talk should contain a short introduction, the reading of a passage from the book, and an explanation as to why you chose that passage.

The passage you choose can be one that you find particularly interesting, well written or a good representation of the book as a whole. The passage should take between 45 seconds and a minute to read.

The introduction of your book talk should explain a bit what the book is about and help to set the scene for anyone who listens to your talk.

The final section of your book talk should explain why you chose that passage.

Recording a book talk in iMovie:

The link below has step by step directions on how to create an audio book talk file using iMovie.
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Once your book talk is recorded it will be posted on the library book talk blog.

2015 Summer Reading Program

Happy Summer Cape families!

We hope you are having a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable summer vacation, with plenty of time to read your Summer Reading Book Group selection.

We are excited about the wide range of titles that teachers offered for summer reading choices. Students selected their top choices and were then organized into groups that will meet in September. Not sure what group you are in?  Final assignments are posted in the secure documents below.

CEMS Summer Reading Book Groups 2015 Final

Many students were able to borrow copies of these books from our school libraries. However, if you are still looking for a copy please visit Thomas Memorial Library or check their Minerva online catalog for availabilities in Cape and from libraries throughout the state. You may also find ebook versions of Summer Reading titles from Overdrive in our Destiny online catalog.  For directions on how to access and use our Overdrive account, please check out the eBook resources page of this site.

Happy Reading!

I-Search Resources

One of the most important aspects of the I-Search Process is how you organize yourself as you conduct your research. Taking a little bit of  additional time to get set up will save you an immense amount of frustration later on.

The documents you need are all stored HERE. But each document is also linked individually below.  Please click “CONTINUE READING –>” to access those links as well as additional tutorials and resources you may need.

Continue reading →

St. Jarre World History 2


Search our library catalog to find books we have here at CEHS.

We also have a substantial number of electronic research books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library

  Gale Virtual Reference Library: eBooks CEHS has purchased. Need help downloading book chapters from the GVRL to the iPad? Click here.


all of our databases can be found on the Information sources > For the High School page of the library website. Below are some databases that will help you get started with your world history research today.

Some database tips:

  • Always perform an advanced search if possible
  • Link multiple keywords using AND, OR, and NOT to help yield more specific results
  • Adding an asterisk (*) ad the end of a word will search for all endings of that word. For example searching for sweatshop* will search for both sweatshop AND sweatshops
Global_Issues_Context Global Issues in Context: Primary and secondary sources focusing on events in World History.
 NewsBank  NewsBank: USA and International Newspapers–including Portland Press Herald. Also, StatBank & UNConnections.
 MARVEL MARVELNumerous databases & online reference works. Accessing MARVEL at home? Click HERE for help creating a username and password.

Melanson Book Trailers

Animoto_Icon Please download the Animoto app by clicking the app icon to the left.
Booktrailer storyboard icon Use this template to storyboard to help organize your ideas. This template will help you to prepare for creating your book trailer.
DownloadingGoogleImages Icon This PDF has information on searching for images online when the artists have given permission for these images to be used  in other projects. There is also information on how to cite these images.
 Animoto_Steps_Icon Follow the steps outlined in the document to the left to use Animoto to create your movie.