Turner Elementary School Library Media Center

Contact

Amanda Odom

Phone: (251) 221-1289

Welcome

Turner Elementary Media Center assists the students in developing their research skills, technology skills and reading skills to make life long learners.

Research Skills

Turner Elementary Media Center works with the classroom teacher to provide project-based instruction in the use of reference materials and the Internet to complete classroom assignments and personal interest research.

Technology Skills

Turned Elementary Media Center provides computers and instruction in the use of technology for research and recreational purposes.  Instruction is provided on the use of the Alabama Virtual Library and other databases which the school provides access to.  Additionally, students are taught how to properly use the Online Public Access Catalog to locate resources within the media center.

Reading Skills

Turner Elementary Media Center assists the classroom teacher on enhancing students' reading skills.  We use the Scantron Performance Series Test to assess the students reading skills and determine appropriate reading materials for each student.  Students are checked for comprehension of library books by participating in Renaissance AR tests.  You can access your child's goal through Renaissance Home Connect at https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/Login.aspx You will need your child's library card number for login and their password. 

Hours of Operation: 8:15-3:05
Media Center

Calendar

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Links

JE Turner's Catalog

Library Catalog - Online Public Access Catalog

Search the JE Turner online library catalog to check and see if a book is available to check out!  For additional information, please see the link below:

https://mcpss.follettdestiny.com/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog

Research

Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library is a free resource to all residents of Alabama. It is full of resources for research opportunities! For additional information, please see the link below:http://www.avl.lib.al.us
Kids Google Search
This is a safe, Google powered search engine designed with kids in mind. For additional information, please see the link below:
http://www.kidrex.org/

Pebble Go (Grades K-3)

Access the PebbleGo database here. PebbleGo provides safe research opportunities for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Contact your librarian for the school username and password. For additional information, please see the link below:https://www.pebblego.com/

Pebble Go Next (Grades 3-5)

Access the PebbleGo Next database here. PebbleGo provides safe research opportunities for 3rd through 5th grade. Contact your librarian for the school username and password. For additional information, please see the link below:https://pebblegonext.com/

Reading Resources

Big Universe

This is a site with thousands of digital books, many of which are AR tests. Students have log in information available in their library folders. For additional information, please see the link below:https://www.biguniverse.com/signin

Are you reading an AR book???

Parents and students can use this website at school or at home to find out if a book is an AR book.  Included on this site is a summary of the book, book level (BL), interest level (IL), points (AR Pts), and quiz number (AR Quiz No.).  When you first access the page, simply select if you are a parent, student, or teacher and then search for your book! Remember, you do not have to check out a book in the Turner library to take an AR test.  You can go to the public library, use a teacher's classroom library, or read books from home library!  For additional information, please see the link below:http://www.arbookfind.com/

Renaissance Home Connect

Access your AR progress through Renaissance Home Connect. You will need your child's library card number for login and their password. If you are in need of log in information, please contact the librarian. For additional information, please see the link below:https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/

Mobile Public Library

Don't forget about the Mobile Public Library! You can search to find reading and research materials on their main website. Click the link to access thousands of free materials, just for you! For additional information, please see the link below:http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/

AR Tests

Click the link above to take AR tests on your favorite books.  Tests may only be taken during the school day.https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/

Additional Electronic Resources

Cite it Right!
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab has the tools needed to make sure we are giving credit to others work. Use resources available here to make sure that plagiarism doesn't happen with you!  
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/using_research/citation_style_chart.html

Discovery Education

Students will use this resource for project-based learning activities inside and outside of the classroom. For additional information, please see the link below:https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com

Alabama Learning Exchange

View objectives and learning/teaching resources available to you and your child, distributed by the state. For additional information, please see the link below:http://alex.state.al.us/

State Agencies

Alabama Library Association

Click here to access information on Alabama libraries. For additional information, please see the link below:http://allanet.org/

Alabama Department of Education

Click here to access information on education in Alabama. For additional information, please see the link below:http://www.alsde.edu