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Specialty Spotlight: Media Literacy

This month, the library is abuzz with ballots and brackets. No, it’s not March Madness… it’s Book Madness! We began with 32 best-selling picture books and chapter books and pitted them against one another in a single elimination tournament. The number of votes cast more than doubled from the first round to the second round (growing from 64 to 142 total votes), and we’re hoping the numbers and excitement will continue to grow. The contest has inspired our older students to re-visit beloved picture books and our younger students to read some of these classics for the first time. Seeing kids excited about books, arguing for their favorites, and trying out new titles has revealed the true winner of this tournament: our students. Next time you’re on campus, please cast your ballot and join the Madness!

Laura Moore, K-2 Media Literacy Teacher

Heidi Long, Grades 3-6 Media Literacy Teacher

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