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Library Spotlight: Upland Terrace Elementary Students Announce 2019 Beehive Book Award Winners

Students from Upland Terrace Elementary announced the winners in the children’s categories of the Beehive Book Awards in this video which was published yesterday! 2019 Beehive Book Award Winners Get excited! Here they are! Posted by CLAU: Children's Literature Association of Utah on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Thanks to the enthusiastic literacy promotion and organizing …

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What’s New in Sora, Granite’s Digital Library | May 2019

What’s New in Sora, May 2019 These posters feature some of the latest young adult titles that have been added to our district’s digital library collection, which you can access via the new Sora App. Click here to download a high-quality PDF file that can be printed for display in your library or classroom. Right …

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Granite Battle of the Books 2019-2020 Reading Lists

After sharing hints and clues all week, we are excited to publish the full Granite Battle of the Books 2019-2020 Reading Lists! 2019-2020 Granite Battle of the Books 3rd-4th Grade Book List 2019-2020 Granite Battle of the Books 3rd-4th Grade Book List (High Quality PDF for Printing) Read or Listen to these books in Sora, …

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What’s New in Sora, Granite’s Digital Library | April 2019

What’s New in Sora, April 2019 These posters feature some of the latest young adult titles that have been added to our district’s digital library collection, which you can access via the new Sora App. Click here to download a high-quality PDF file that can be printed for display in your library or classroom. Right …

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Highlights from the 2019 Granite Battle of the Books District Competition

32 teams of 5th and 6th grade students from across Granite School District came together at Jim Bridger Elementary last Thursday, March 14, for the 2019 Battle of the Books District Competition. Each team of 3-4 students engaged in three rounds of “Family Feud”-style competition in classrooms throughout the building, answering trivia questions taken from …

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What’s New in Sora, Granite’s Digital Library | March 2019

What’s New in Sora, March 2019 These posters feature some of the latest young adult titles that have been added to our district’s digital library collection, which you can access via the new Sora App. Click here to download a high-quality PDF file that can be printed for display in your library or classroom. Right …

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Countdown to Battle of the Books 2019 District Elementary Competition

The Granite District competition for 5th-6th Grade Battle of the Books teams is coming up on March 14, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at Jim Bridger Elementary. Our @LibraryMediaGSD Twitter account is counting down to the event with daily tweets featuring videos and other information about the competition, the participants, the books, and more. The countdown tweets are …

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Author Visit: Erin Summerill

Erin Summerill, author of the Clash of Kingdoms series, recently provided a professional development session for the secondary library media educational technology specialists in Granite School District. A former high school English teacher herself, Summerill shared a presentation featuring insights from her writing life and readily-applicable tips on persevering in writing and other creative activities. …

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2019 Mock Caldecott with Elementary Media Clerks

As part of professional development sessions in January, elementary media clerks engaged in a Mock Caldecott activity in which they read, analyzed, discussed, and voted upon 20 Caldecott-eligible picture books published in 2018 to determine their group’s winners of the Mock Caldecott medal. This not only demonstrated a library activity they can use with students …

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