L I B R A R Y |
Welcome to the grand adventure of learning! Our Library is a place of learning and exploring with thousands of books in non-fiction, fiction, biographies, research and more. Students visit the Library each week with their class and are invited to check out books that they are interested in. Our students also enjoy story-time where a wonderful book is read aloud to the group, usually with a theme to fit the time of year. We offer an annual bookmark contest along with many fun activities to encourage our students to capture the love for reading. We offer programs like Accelerated Reader to help students grow in their reading skills and level. VMS students LOVE to read!
Why Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader is the most widely used reading
software program, making reading practice easier, less
burdensome, and more reliable. AR provides daily
information about student reading and makes it easy to
continuously monitor comprehension, track the time
students spend reading, and differentiate reading
It’s all about practice. AR encourages substantial
differentiated reading practice to create strong readers.
Based on each student’s independent reading level, AR
helps teachers set personalized goals for each student,
and select books that are difficult enough to keep
students challenged, but not too difficult to cause
frustration. In addition, AR helps teachers monitor
students’ vocabulary growth, literacy skills development,
and reading skills taught through basal readers and
other reading textbooks.
AR Home Connect
Research proves it: Students perform better when parents are actively involved in the learning process. Log on to Renaissance Home Connect to access real-time information in English or Spanish, sign up to receive emails with quiz results, stay up to date, and keep your child motivated. See what students and parents can do with Home Connect! Simply click on the AR Home Connect Button here directly to your left.
AR BookFinder helps students, parents, and educators quickly find the perfect book. Search by topic or choose from book lists, then refine by reading level, language, and more. To begin the search for your student's next reading adventure, simply click on the AR BookFinder blue button here directly to your left.