Information Literacy / Research Skills
The librarians teach research and information literacy skills and strategies to
students and teachers both individually and to entire classes in conjunction with
This motivational reading program encourages students to read by allowing
them free choice reading selections from a wide-variety of books. When students
finish reading their selected books, they take a 10 – 30 question computerized quiz.
According to program literature, a score of 70% or higher verifies that the student has
successfully read the book. Students are asked to read one free choice title each quarter
and two each summer.
Library Outstanding Reading Counts Awards & Grandparents’ Million Word Reader Awards
Many students read “above and beyond” the established goal. Those students are
honored at semester luncheons given by the librarians. In addition, the top readers
in each grade level who qualify by reading over a million words are given monetary
awards sponsored by the Grandparents Club at the end of the school year.
Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)
This nationally recognized computer based reading assessment for students in grades K-12 measures reading comprehension and ability on the Lexile Framework of Reading. The SRI and The Lexile Framework places both reader and text on the same scale, making it possible to align the readers with various texts that they will encounter in their daily lives and expose gaps between the two. The SRI administered by the librarians once or twice a year also tracks the students’ Lexile growth through their school career at Archbishop Rummel.