Books Talks in iMovie

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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.

Carrera: Psychology 2015

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There will be a cart of books available for you to use in the library. We also have a number of digital resources available.

Some digital resources to try:

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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eBooks for research. Whole chapters can be downloaded to your iPad.
Books can be read by multiple users at the same time.
Need help downloading books to your iPad? Click here.


ABC CLIO

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A set of 4 databases which can be searched as a group or individually.
American History, The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, and World Religions.


MARVEL

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Numerous databases & online reference works. Accessing MARVEL at home?
Click HERE for help creating a username and password.


U.S. History in Context

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Primary and secondary sources focusing on events in United States History.
Contains eBooks, news articles, reference sources, journal articles and more.


Global Issues in Context

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Primary and secondary sources focusing on events in World History.
Contains eBooks, news articles, reference sources, journal articles and more.


World Book Encyclopedia

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Digital encyclopedia consisting of articles, atlas, dictionary, web links, etc.
A great place to start your research.

We’d Like to Recommend…

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Looking for a recommendation for a new book?  Take a look at the CEMS and CEHS displays called “Ms. Young Suggests” or “Mr. Werner Enjoyed” or “Mrs. Kozaka Recommends.”  Each book on the display has a brief description and then a QR code you can scan for more information.

Don’t have a QR code reader loaded yet?  Our favorite QR app is i-nigma. Tap here to add it to your iPad or iPhone.

The displays are selections of 20+ titles that we hope you might enjoy as well.  Or just ask Mrs. Kozaka, Ms. Young or Mr. Werner for a personalized recommendation, too.  We’d love to help!

In the coming weeks, we hope to add books that you recommend to each other, too. Let us know if there’s a book you loved that you think other students might enjoy as well.

Banned Book Week 2015

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CELEBRATING THE FREEDOM TO READ! SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 3, 2015

Each year, the American Library Association dedicates a week in September to  the protection of Free Speech and the right to read any book you choose.  As they have so beautifully articulated, Banned Book Week:

“highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

In recognition of Banned Book Week, we created this display of destroyed pages from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.  The display also includes numerous Freedom of Speech quotes and images from 23 of the most frequently challenged books — the covers of which are reproduced in black and white behind the red BANNED BOOK WEEK and yellow FORBIDDEN letters.

Want to learn more about how you can celebrate Banned Book Week? Check out ALA’s Banned and Challenged Books website!

Update: Here’s the version of this display that we created at the Middle School LLC.  Same idea but on a slightly smaller scale due to space constraints.

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For Librarians: further information about the display — including downloadable PDFs of the quotes and book covers  — is available below.

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The pages of this version of Atwood’s novel measure 5″ x 8″  and were either redacted with black marker or burned on the corners and then attached to black paper in a grid pattern spaced 1″ apart.

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Please click below to download the PDFs of the BANNED BOOK WEEK and FORBIDDEN signs, as well as the quotes.  A brief movie also shows the display close up.

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.

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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!

Summer Reading: Book Selection

Welcome to Summer Reading 2015! Please take a look at the book descriptions SLIDE SHOW we have created to help you select a book. Then choose your 1st choice and 2nd choice books using the book selection FORM.

NOTE: you will need to log into your Cape Google account to be able to select your book titles.

For students entering Grades 5-8 in September 2015, please click below:

CEMS SUMMER READING: BOOK DESCRIPTION SLIDE SHOW

CEMS SUMMER READING: BOOK SELECTION FORM

For students entering Grades 9-12 in September 2015, please click HERE:

CEHS SUMMER READING: BOOK DESCRIPTION SLIDE SHOW

CEHS SUMMER READING: BOOK SELECTION FORM