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Library: Middle School

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Literature Circles

Year 5

 

Click on this link to register your choices for this term's Literature Circles.


Accelerated Reader

Congratulations to Edward and Daniel, our latest Accelerated Reader stars! 

 

Accelerated Reader

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Book Finder

See if your books are part of the 'Accelerated Reader' program.



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What Makes a Good Reader

Thanks to the Year 5 Classes who created these posters!


Year 6 History

Click on this link to access the website: Explorers A to Z.

 

Centenary Library Medal

The Centenary Library Medal launched this term, where each Year 7 class had to decide on one favourite fantasy novel, then promote it to their peers using posters, videos and bookmarks. The students also presented at assembly persuading undecided voters that their chosen book should be the one to win. Congratulations to 7C who took out the win with The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.


Father's Day

Boys in the Centenary Library designed personalised mugs to gift to their fathers!

Hidden Treaures

There are so many great books in our Middle School Libraries that some gems are overlooked. A display for the Years 5 and 6 boys is asking them to explore some "Hidden Treasures" and recommend whether we should look to purchase more in the series or let them find a new home.

As you can see, Tom got right on board!


Visualise - Question - Predict

Our Year 8s boys practiced metacognition in their Library lessons as they read sections from four different stories and then discussed them. 

They were challenged to visualise as they read, question what events might have led up to this part of the story and predict what might happen next. Some readers do this intuitively; others need to consciously think about this as they read. 

Books with a twist, where the reader didn’t predict how the story would end, can be very satisfying to read.  Others, with unreliable narrators, can either be fascinating or frustrating.  If you like books with a big twist, try some of these:

  • The End of the world is Bigger Than Love by Davina Bell
  • White Rabbit Red Wolf by Tom Pollock
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


Year 7 Fantasy

Reading is your window into new worlds, and Year 7 is delving into many worlds in the Centenary Library!

Submit a Book Review to be featured on the Library screens!


Search the Catalogue


eBooks + Audiobooks

With your Student ID you have access to thousands of free eBooks and AudioBooks, downloadable to your phone or tablet - anywhere, anytime!

No more overdue emails! Ever!


 

Middle School Library Years 5-6

7.45am - 3.45pm   Monday - Friday
Closed Break 1

BGS Supervision times: 6.30 - 7.45 am; 3.45 - 5.30 pm

Centenary Library Years 7-8

7.30 am - 5.00 pm   Monday - Thursday
7.30 am - 4.30 pm   Friday


Library Clubs




The new issue of SpineOut is here! 

Find your next book here at SpineOut.

Read the latest fiction reviews or ask the Library staff how to submit a review yourself.


The new issue of PK Mag is here! 

 

In this issue, dive into When the War Came Home by Lesley Parr, a story of hope!

Then join us as we speak to football captain, Sam Kerrabout her new book Kicking Goals!

We also chat with Lana Spasevski about her favourite sweets, baking adventures and her new book, A Sprinkle of Sadie.  

Learn about the winners of the Marry Poppins Literary Competition!  


Enter the Harry Potter Miles of Magic Competition or the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards for a chance to win a prize!

And as always, we're chock-full of books new and old, and reviews of the latest books by primary students!

Click here to access PK Mag.


Grumpy Cat Explains: Maintaining motivation to study