Summer Reading Resources
from the Michigan eLibrary:
Students of all ages can go to the Michigan eLibrary site to find eBooks and articles to read, conduct research, prepare for high stakes tests like the SAT®, or maintain/improve basic skills.
MeL provides all Michigan residents free access to quality, vetted subscription databases that can be used all year. Resources are available 24/7 and are mobile compatible. Our awesome content providers have created a few short videos for you that highlight their resources for summer use; you can check them out on the MeL YouTube channel playlist “Summer Slide Videos from our Partners” : (https://goo.gl/fDC4Be). While you are there, be sure to subscribe to the MeL Channel, so you can keep up to date with the latest tutorials and videos from MeL!
Within MeL, you can find quality resources and weblinks organized into convenient portals. For students in grades 6 through 12, MeL Teens (teens.mel.org) offers a wealth of resources to not only maintain and build basic skills, but also improve research skills and help students prepare for life after high school with college or career information. You can easily access the subscription databases in the Homework Help sections of these portals, or simply go to the A to Z database list (databases.mel.org).
This summer, stop by your local public library for programming and learning opportunities. But don’t forget to also use some of the Michigan eLibrary’s popular K-12 databases!
The Michigan eLibrary Team
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Ms. Jen Ward
An interest in helping young people discover and define their writing voice and reading interests drives Ms. Jennifer Ward to cultivate a student-centered learning environment, one that supports individual learning goals and incorporates purposeful use of technology. In March 2017, Ms. Ward was named teacher of the month by Michigan's 86th district state representative, Thomas Albert. In March 2016, she was named a TED-Ed Innovative Educator and is also a Google Certified Innovator, National Writing Project Consultant, and a 2014 PASCD Emerging Leader. Ms. Ward taught for 13 years in a Philadelphia suburban district and returned to her home state in 2015. In 2017, she joined the Grandville High School bulldogs!