The Heritage High School Media Center Mission Statement:
The Heritage High School Media Center will create a positive, student-centered learning experience that serves to support classroom/teacher curriculum, share, motivate, and support student achievement and accomplishments, and prepare students for real world critical thinking and work skills while promoting literacy in all students.
The 2019 Summer Reading Challenge will begin on June 1, 2019 and will take place thorughout the months of June and July! The goal is for EVERY student to read at least three books on the following list. Students may access their Overdrive apps on Launchpad to read ebooks or may choose to access their public library or local bookstore to acquire copies. Once a student has read a book from the list, the student will log in to the blog and answer a question about the book, plus respond to one other post as well as rate the book for their peers! EVERY student who reads three books and answers the blog question will be invited to a pizza party at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year! The blog will be located right here on the Heritage High School Media Center page!
The books choices for this summer are:
1. Ready Player One by Ernst Kiline
2. Educated by Tara Westover
3. The Lying Wood by Ashley Elston
4. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
6. Killers of The Flower moon by David Grann
7. Turtles All the Way Down by John Greene
8. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
9. The Mortal Instruments (Series Books 1-3) by cassandra Clare
10. It happened to nancy by Beatrice Sparks
Please see Mrs. Cote in the Media Center for more information!
Happy Sunny Reading!
Why do you think the title includes the phrase, "An Anonymous Teenager"? Use examples from the book to support your viewpoint.
Shadowhunters are charged with protecting mundanes, but they seem to have very little respect for those they serve. Why do you think their feelings for normal humans are so complicated? Why do they continue to serve mundanes if they don’t like them?
"And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe."
What does the above excerpt from the book reveal about Jude's feelings towards Cardan? Give examples from the book to justify your answer.
- Why was Aza often “forced to choose between lying and seeming weird” when people, especially boys or her mother, asked what she was thinking? What were some of the stranger or funnier things she often thought about but kept to herself? How might it have been better for her if she did allow conversations to spark because of her unusual knowledge and opinions?
Using examples from the book as well as your personal insight explain why the murderes were able to operate without impunity for their actions for so and discuss how the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians influenced this impunity.
Tara has titled her book Educated and much of her education takes place in classrooms, lectures, or other university environments. But not all. What other important moments of “education” were there? What friends, acquaintances, or experiences had the most impact on Tara? What does that imply about what an education is?
Explore the question of identity raised in the novel. What do the characters’ avatars tell us about their desires and their insecurities? In reality, does our physical appearance give false clues about who we really are? How does Parzival, transformed into a celebrity gunter, become Wade’s true self?
Dual Enrollment Textbooks
Attention all Fall Enrolled Students!
The Media Center will distribute your Fall EFSC textbooks during the Summer on August 8 and 9th in the Media Center from 9 am through 12 pm. If you took Summer courses and are using a textbook for your class(es), you MUST return those Summer books at this time as well or you cannot receive your Fall books!
As we did in the Summer, please download and print your book list and bring with you when picking up your books!
Mrs. Cote and Mrs. Burgos
Announcing the introduction of OverDrive, an electronic database giving our students access to thousands of titles across the district. Students can now access any title in the entire district right on their phone, lap top, tablet, or home computer. Students simply need to add the OverDrive app to their Launchpad and create an account. It's that easy! Students who do not have the equipment to access from home may check out an iPad from the Media Center to access the Overdrive app! Come in today and speak with Mrs. Cote for more information and to get started using OverDrive!
The 2019-2020 Florida Teen Teads list is out! Visit the OverDrive or SORA app to read one of these selections on your own smart device!
The Poet by Elizabeth Acevedo
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
prince Charming by Rachel hawkins
A Curse So dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Whisper by Lunette Noni
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton
Dance of the Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaffer
Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman
The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
Sadie by Courtney Summers
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada