library

Welcome To The SMS Library!

Where SMS Eagles Gather to

Learn and Explore!

Contact: Katina Smith  

(423) 345-2252

In the Surgoinsville Middle School Library students will participate in many engaging educational activities.  The lessons planned for students will be based on the following standards of learning...

American Association of School Librarians Standards for 21st Century Learners

 

Surgoinsville Middle School Library Syllabus

 

Course Description - 

Once a week, students will attend library class.  Students will gain information about literacy skills.  This course is a combination of digital citizenship skills, literature appreciation, writing skills, research skills, and technology related to the library.  Students will learn how to best use library resources to conduct research for personal reading and all school subjects.  This course will include extensive use of print and online resources. 

5th Graders - 

  • Will focus on finding and selecting books for personal use.  

  • Will learn how to use the library, as well as the online catalog.  

  • Will learn digital citizenship skills. 

  • Will learn about a variety of genres and print materials. 

  • Will write and illustrate a class book.  

6th Graders - 

  • Will continue to focus on finding and selecting books for personal use.  

  • Will continue to learn to use the library, as well as the online catalog. 

  • Will learn digital citizenship skills. 

  • Will write and illustrate an individual book. 

7th Graders - 

  • Will continue to focus on finding and selecting books for personal use.  

  • Will learn digital citizenship skills. 

  • Will learn to use print and digital sources for research purposes.  

  • Will learn how and why to cite sources using the M.L.A. style, as well as copyright laws and how to avoid plagiarism.  

  • Will learn how to determine if a resource is reliable.  

  • Will learn how to create a presentation in various formats.  

8th Graders -

  • Will continue to focus on finding and selecting books for personal use.  

  • Will learn digital citizenship skills. 

  • Will continue to learn how to create a presentation in various formats.  

  • Will continue to learn copyright laws and how to avoid plagiarism.  

  • Will learn how to use “The Big 6” steps to complete a research paper.  

  • Will participate in a “Genius Hour” project.  

Library Policies- 

  • Students are allowed to check out 2 library books at a time.  

  • Students should bring back library books in a timely manner. 

  • Students will sit in their assigned seat in the library.  

  • Students will follow all rules as stated in the Surgoinsville Middle School Handbook.  

  • Students should respect the library, the librarian, other students, and the books and equipment.  

Destiny-

  Students will be trained to use the Destiny Online Library Management System.  This is our digital card catalog.  Destiny can be assessed through the Library tab of the Surgoinsville Middle School webpage.  

 

Google Classroom- 

 Students will join the library Google classroom.  This is where class announcements will be made.  Also, class assignments will be found in the Google Classroom.  


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