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Library

Library

Library catalogue:

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E-books and audiobooks:

Public Libraries:

Join your public library online to avail of free e-books and audiobooks: Join your public library

Download the BorrowBox app to borrow free e-books and audiobooks from your public library:

BorrowBox

myON from Renaissance Learning:

Thousands of e-books have been made freely available, there are some for all student age groups and some are linked to Accelerated Reader:

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Open Culture:

Free e-books and audiobooks, including many classics:

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World Book E-Books:

During the duration of school closures, World Book Online has kindly made available a collection of all their eBooks. There are about 700 proprietary World Book titles for ages 4-18 and over 2,500 Project Gutenberg titles:

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Project Gutenburg:

Project Gutenburg is a library of over 60,000 free e-books. The books are mostly older literary works published before 1924:

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AudiobookSYNC

AudiobookSYNC is a free summer audiobook programme that allows teens aged 13+ to download 2 paired audiobooks per week!

Click HERE


Accelerated Reader:

For 1st and 2nd year students.

Do an Accelerated Reader book quiz, click here: Accelerated Reader

To search for a book to see if there is a quiz on it and what level a book is, use the AR Bookfinder. To search for books within your book level range click on Advanced Search and search ZPD range/ATOS Book Level:

https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/

Any questions about Accelerated Reader, please contact the librarian at library@mountsackville.ie


Recommended books:

Recommended reading from the Empathy Lab:

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/b2f3fbc2/files/uploaded/EMPATHYLAB%20secondary%20GUIDE%20Landscape%20AW.PDF


Learning and research resources:

School closure resources:

Resource page for school closures for students, teachers and parents from the School Library Association:

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World Book Encyclopedia Online:

World Book is a trusted encyclopedia containing thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities. It is provided to students in Ireland for free through Scoilnet:

World Book Online

JSTOR, The Ireland Collection:

This collection of journals and other materials is available to schools in Ireland through the Schools Broadband Network. It's accessible when you are in school on the student network, not at home:

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Newspapers

https://www.scoilnet.ie/tools-for-teachers/theirishtimes/

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet/tools-for-teachers/ina/

Join your public library online during the COVID-19 closures and read a wide variety of online newspapers:

https://www.librariesireland.ie/elibrary


Magazines

Access to digital magazine archives:

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Exact Editions have given participating schools free access to the digital archives of the following 10 magazines until October 2020: Chemistry World, New Internationalist, Geographical, Prospect, The Biologist, Resurgence & Ecologist, BBC History Magazine, BBC Music Magazine, BBC Science Focus Magazine & The World Today.

Instructions about how to log in have been emailed to all staff and students. Click here.

Public libraries:

Join your public library online during the COVID-19 closures and read a wide variety of online magazines:

https://www.librariesireland.ie/joinyourlibrary

https://www.librariesireland.ie/elibrary

Language magazines

Digital magazine issues in French, German and Spanish are available to schools from Mary Glasgow Magazines for the duration of COVID-19 school closures: click here

Teachers and students have been emailed their access codes.

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Information/research/inquiry skills

Inquiry-based learning:

The FOSIL method of inquiry: learning by finding out for yourself. Click on each stage of the cycle for useful resources:

https://fosil.org.uk/fosil-cycle/

Information Skills:

Some good information skills advice sheets here from the TeenTech Group:

TeenTech Awards Research Pack

Searching:

BBC Bitesize article click here

Evaluating online information:


Mount Sackville Book Club

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This is a book club for the whole school community: parents/guardians, staff and students. For the month of May AND THROUGH THE SUMMER our book is Tatty by past pupil Christine Dwyer Hickey. Our alternative book for students is the Lie Tree by Frances Harding (scroll down).

To join the online Mount Sackville Book Club discussion, parents/guardians must follow the Goodreads group link sent out on iClass and staff and students must follow the link sent by email.

This was the One City One Book choice for April 2020 but public events were cancelled due to COVID-19.

Clips, interviews and readings: http://www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/

This wonderful blog article on the Irish Literary Society website is very much worth reading:

Reading Tatty in the time of Corona by Dorothy Allen

https://irishlitsoc.org/reading-tatty-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/

Other Book Club Book for Students

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Students can get involved in this book club through Teams. Just go to Teams and click on the Book Club. This club will run THROUGH THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

Our current book is The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Read about the book here: http://www.franceshardinge.com/library/the_lie_tree.html

Read reviews of the book here: http://www.franceshardinge.com/library/the_lie_tree_reviews.html

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