eBrary Quest Description
Challenge your students (and teachers!) to enhance their 21st century literacy skills while immersed in medieval period roles and costuming. Unleash a 6-week eBrary Quest, which consists of enticing literature via eBooks, partnered with an engaging Follett Shelf online platform, and packaged in a motivational medieval theme.
Before reading the below, you may want to watch a 5 minute movie showcasing this eBrary Quest in action - http://tinyurl.com/jsybftg
The eBrary Quest lesson provides action steps, examples, photographs, resources, and web links to complete the following steps:
• Step 1: eBrary Development
• Step 2: Increase Awareness: Motivate eBook Check-Out and Reading
• Step 3: Training and Implementation
Through this engaging and educational reading event, students will be driven by the essential questions “How do we find the resources that we want and need? How do we effectively communicate online? How do we become 21st century learners?”. Students will learn how to successfully utilize our school eBrary by:
• accessing our eBrary, searching and checking out eBooks, and navigating display options
• book marking, taking notes and lesson message in eBooks.
• creating online book reviews.
This lesson aligns with Common Core and AASL Standards:
CCSS Reading: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
• Read and comprehend complex literary and informational text independently and proficiently.
CCSS Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration
• Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
AASL Standards: 1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge: Skills:
• 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
• 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g. textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
• 4.1.1 Read, view and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
This detailed lesson includes a complete set of eBrary Quest resources and planning tools:
• A 10-page scripted lesson plan including:
o Essential Questions
o “I Can” Statements
o Common Core and AASL Standards Alignment
o Educational Philosophy on eBooks
Additional Resources Provided:
1. Teacher Tips based on experience
2. A five-minute video that highlights my school-wide eBrary Quest
3. EDITABLE - A Follett eBook Collection File of over 300 F&P leveled eBook titles, including “popular” titles that peak student interest, as well as titles that support curriculum alignment, and titles that reflect diverse eBook types (Unlimited Access vs Single Check out)
4. EDITABLE - Step-by-Step Follett eBook Tutorial for students and teachers (Destiny is the online platform – http://tinyurl.com/zf9y8hj )
• Using Destiny to search for all library materials by subject
• Searching for eBooks: Method 1 – Using Destiny
• Searching for eBooks: Method 2 – Using Follett Shelf
• Navigating eBooks (book marks, display options, book options, highlighting text)
• Creating Notes/Questions
• Sharing Notes/Questions – Lesson Messaging
• Managing Groups (Create, Edit, Start Sharing –Tagging)
• Managing Reading Paths so you can assign certain questions to certain students (differentiation)
• Generating Progress Reports to see what eBooks have been checkout, pages opened, and time spent reading.
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