Literacy Resources

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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New Books in Sora for Winter Break

Just in time for winter break we’ve added many new titles in Sora, Granite’s digital library for students and staff. Take some time to read and listen over the holidays. We have several new curated collections, including Best Books of 2018 and 2020 Beehive Hopefuls. Log in with your student number and password at https://soraapp.com …

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2017-2018 Top Circulating Library Titles in Granite School District

In the 2017-2018 school year, students and staff in Granite School District checked out nearly 1.7 million items from school libraries. Just as last year, we’ve compiled and analyzed this circulation data to determine the most popular book titles in the district, both overall and among new books published in 2017-2018. 2017-2018 Top Titles Interactive …

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Presentation: Teaching with Picture Books in Secondary Schools

For some, the reading of picture books is considered an activity exclusively meant for young children in lower grades. In a recent professional development session for Library Media Educational Technology Specialists in secondary schools, Celia Powell, Cindy Moyle, and Cherie Anderson gave a multitude of reasons to rethink this bias, showing how picture books can …

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Battle of the Books 2018-2019 Book Lists and Informational Meeting

We are excited to officially publish the Battle of the Books 2018-2019 Book Lists! 2018-2019 Granite Battle of the Books 3rd-4th Grade Book List 2018-2019 Granite Battle of the Books 3rd-4th Grade Book List (High Quality PDF for Printing) Read or listen to these books in Granite’s OverDrive Digital Library 2018-2019 Granite Battle of the …

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OverDrive Presentation for AASL 2017: Getting the Word Out about Your eBooks & Audiobooks

Cindy Moyle, our district’s library media specialist for secondary schools, recently shared a presentation at the American Association of School Librarians 2017 Conference about OverDrive Digital Library entitled “Getting the Word Out about Your eBooks & Audiobooks.” The presentation features ideas and resources from Cindy Moyle, as well as other school librarians in Granite School District, …

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What’s New in OverDrive: Young Adult Titles, September 2017

These images highlight a few of the young adult titles that have been added to Granite’s OverDrive Digital Library this month. Click on them to download a high quality PDF that you can print out and display in your library or classroom, or right click and save the images to post them on a school or class website. …

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Granite Library Presentations at UELMA 2017

Last week the Utah Educational Library Media Association held their Spring conference at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. Many of our library media educational technology specialists (LMETS) and media clerks attended the conference, and several presented sessions at the conference themselves. Here is a roster of the sessions shared by our …

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Collaborative Resource List: Digital Reading Tools

This list is also posted on our sister website, the Granite Educational Technology Blog. In this latest addition to our series of collaborative resource lists we share a growing collection of digital tools, apps, and web sites that provide online reading for students to use in and out of the classroom, as well as book …

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