Media Specialist: Mrs. Bray

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Timbercrest Media News

Read a Sunshine State book and pass a quiz to earn charms. See Mrs. Bray in the Media Center to receive your chain and charms as you read!

Access Reading Counts through your VPORTAL account. Go to
Use 1ALPHA and BIRTHDATE to access.

Use this link to access our Media Center catalog from home:

Access ebooks by clicking the Follettshelf link

Students use 1alpha code & birthdate to log on

See the new Sunshine State Reader books and their trailers:

2014 Newbery and Caldecott Medal Winners:

Media Objectives for grades K-2:

  • To learn what a library is and what it is used for.
  • To learn the rules and procedures of the library.
  • To learn library book care.
  • To learn how to browse for a book, use a shelf marker, and use the 5-finger rule.
  • To learn how to choose a "Just Right Book"
  • To learn what title, author, and illustrator mean.
  • To practice alphabetizing words and books by author.
  • To learn the difference between fiction and nonfiction.
  • To be introduced to popular authors and experience author studies.
  • To learn what quality literature is and how to choose books that are quality literature.
  • To be able to determine characters, setting, plot, and theme of a fiction story.
  • To retell events of a story in order using key details
  • To engage in collaborative discussion with diverse partners
  • To be able to recognize text features in nonfiction and how they help readers.
  • To be able to answer questions about stories after listening.
  • To be introduced to the online catalog and look up books in the media center. (Grade 2)
  • To identify call numbers of books and tell what section they are located in library. (Grades 1-2)