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Choice Reading

Inspired by the ideas of educator/author Pernille Ripp’s 2017 book Passionate Readers, I began thinking more deeply about how to emphasize student choice as a greater feature of PS 8’s library program. Early in the year I challenged each student to “Try for 25” and complete at least twenty-five books of their choice–any genre, any […]

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Digital Citizenship

Library classes are focusing on digital citizenship to learn how to participate safely and responsibility in online communities. Lessons are drawn from the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, Common Sense Education, and BrainPop (email agreen@ps8brooklyn.org for username/passwords). Second graders will start with the basics of online safety and information privacy. Third graders will focus learning about […]