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- 2020 Summer Reading
- About Us
- Academic Honesty
- Classroom Connections
- Digital Citizenship
- Distance Learning Media Resources
- Nonfiction Reading Practice
Check out this document for activities about summer reading and some other fun, local things that you can do this summer: CMS Summer Reading.
A set of values that promote personal integrity and good practice in learning and assessment.
- be honest in presenting all of their work
- know what constitutes cheating and how to abide by rules of academic honesty
- acknowledge help from parents, other students, and friends
- say "no" to students who want to copy their work
- understand that their teachers value their ideas and want them to present ideas using their own language and voice
- understand the teachers' guidelines for group and individual work
- understand and use technology and library resources properly
- acknowledge resources in appropriately cited bibliographies
- seek guidance from teachers when unsure how to follow rules of academic honesty
Students act with integrity and honesty; they take responsibility for their own actions. Academic dishonesty, which is also known as cheating, includes:
- Plagiarism - Using the ideas and work of others as your own such as copying language or an image from a book or a website and not citing where it came from.
- Collusion - Helping someone else cheat, such as allowing your own work to be coped by another who is expected to do their own work.
- Misconduct - Refusing to follow directions, such as taking test materials from a classroom or using electronic devices when you are not supposed to.
Below you will find a list of resources for classes or projects.
- 2019 Booklist - GoodReads
- Young Adult Choices Reading List 2019 - International Reading
- Mid Continent Public Library Juvenile Series & Sequels
- Young Adult Books in Series & Sequels - Bettendorf Library
- Which YA series is your next Hunger Games?
- 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers - YA
- Most Anticipated Young Adult Books coming in 2019
Free Ebooks and Audiobooks
- Ramsey County Library Ebooks and Audiobooks
- Use your Ramsey County Library card to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks.
- If you do not know your login information, or you need a card, please contact Abby Willemssen.
- Video tutorial for using Ramsey County Library Ebooks and Audiobooks
- Step-by-step instructions for using Classlink to access Ramsey County Library Ebooks and Audiobooks
- eLibaryMN.org Ebooks - Free online ebook collection
- Abdo Digital Bookshelf Grades 5-12 Online Digital Library - Abdo is leading education publisher. These are mostly non-fiction books.
- Junior Library Guild Digital Online Reading - Fiction and non-fiction books available for elementary, middle, and high school. Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so check back often for new picks.
- Audible - Selection of free audiobooks to stream in six different languages, including Spanish.
CMS Book Bingo - Read books! Keep track of the books you read on the bingo card between April 20th and May 27th and turn it in to Ms. Willemssen for a chance to win a prize.
DigitalCompass.org - Games highlighting digital citizenship from Common Sense Media.
Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.