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Mrs. Carey Dix, Media Specialist

Alabama School Library Association Mission Statement

The purpose and objectives of the Alabama School Library Association are:

  • to promote the effective use of instructional media
  • to keep educators adequately informed about media services and materials
  • to recruit personnel and to encourage and promote professional growth
  • to serve as an organization to coordinate research on evaluation in the use of instructional media
  • to plan and conduct long range programs for the development and improvement of instructional media in general, and to cooperate with other organizations and agencies whose interests and purposes are similar to this organization
  • to provide a framework for members to meet on state level as well as the district level

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Welcome to the Hidden Lake Media Center

The mission of the Hidden Lake media center is to motivate students to become lifelong readers and learners by providing quality literature, learning materials and technology. The media center goals are:

  • to provide a variety of reading materials in appropriate levels for all students
  • to provide assistance to students and teachers when needed
  • to provide open check out to enable students to obtain books throughout the day
  • to provide a variety of learning materials to teachers to use in the classroom
  • to provide students with opportunities to learn through the use of technology

The Media Program

The media center is available for book check in and check out to all students from 7:50 AM to 2:30 PM. Students have been trained to check in and check out their own books and can do so at any time. Each class has a 30 minute scheduled time each week in which literature and library skills are taught. The teachers and the media specialist collaborate in the planning and implementation of these classes.

Accelerated Reader is a computerized reading management program that provides motivation and accountability for students. It is a powerful tool for teachers in assessing individual student reading growth. Students are tested using the STAR (Standardized Test for Assessment of Reading) at the beginning of the school year. This test enables the teacher to place the student in an appropriate reading level. Books are color coded in the media center in order to help students in choosing the appropriate reading levels. Students progress to higher levels as the read and test successfully. Accelerated Reader is a vital part of our reading curriculum at Hidden Lake. Students are expected to read daily in order to meet goals which have been set according to their grade level.

Goals for each student are set at the beginning of each nine weeks. Grade level goals have been set as follows for grade 2-5.

First Nine Weeks- 2nd grade- 15 points 85% Accuracy, 3rd grade- 15 points 85% Accuracy, 4th grade- 18 points Accuracy, 5th grade- 18 points Accuracy; Second Nine Weeks- 2nd grade- 18 points 85% Accuracy, 3rd grade- 18 points 85% Accuracy, 4th grade- 21 points 85% Accuracy, 5th grade- 21 points 85% Accuracy; Third and Fourth Nine Weeks- 2nd grade- 18 points 85% Accuracy, 3rd grade- 18 points 85% Accuracy, 4th Nine Weeks- 21 points 85% Accuracy, 5th grade- 24 points 85% Accuracy.

1st grade- First Nine Weeks- 8 points 80% Accuracy, Second Nine Weeks- 10 points 85% Accuracy, Third Nine Weeks- 12 points 85% Accuracy, Fourth Nine Weeks- 15 points 85% Accuracy.

Kindergarten- First Nine Weeks- 80% Accuracy, Second Nine Weeks- 6 points 80% Accuracy, Third Nine Weeks- 8 points 85% Accuracy, Fourth Nine Weeks- 8 points 85% Accuracy.

AR Color Chart

0.1-0.9 orange dot

1.0-1.4 red dot

1.5 blue dot

1.6-1.9 pink dot

2.0-2.4 black dot

2.5-2.9 yellow dot

3.0-3.9 green

4.0-4.9 burnt orange

5.0-5.9 blue

6.0-6.9 bright orange

7.0-7.9 bright yellow

8.0-8.9 purple

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