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Rounding Up Great Resources at Tanner Williams Elementary

Library Media Program Mission

The library media program will enable individuals to become information literate and effective lifelong readers. The program provides educational and technological opportunities to students and staff in keeping with their needs and abilities. The program enables individuals to access, analyze, assimilate, and use information effectively. Collaborative planning between library media specialists and teachers is essential to ensure that the library media program is fully integrated into each school's instructional program. Media specialists take the lead in the use of technology by maintaining the expertise necessary to evaluate, select, manage and use emerging technologies and by facilitating their full integration into the curriculum. Our library program supports and enriches Project Based Learning.

The media center at Tanner Williams Elementary is focused on developing life-long learners. Students are taught integrated lessons to incorporate classroom content with library and research skills and technology. Common Core Standards are embedded in library lessons, projects, and activities. We have an individualized Accelerated Reader (AR) program that encourages and rewards students based on their reading needs. Quarterly goals are set based on a computerized assessment (test). Students in second through fifth grades have nine weeks, one quarter, to meet the AR point goal and percentage correct goal of at least 90%. This program allows each student to read on a level that is "just right" for him/her. Students are rewarded at the end of the quarter at a school assembly. PTA and media center fundraisers provide the funds for student prizes. Students earn "Tanner Williams Tigers are Readers" backpacks, pencil boxes and more. Students who meet their goal all four quarters are rewarded with an additional surprise! Our school also has a "Millionaire's Club" recognizing students who read over one million words in a school year and maintain at least 90% correct. Check out our photos and keep in touch with our readers.

 Destiny-Tanner Our School's Library Collection

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