Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Links for Mr. Bennett's D and F Block Classes

Below are some recommended resources for your To Kill a Mockingbird research project. Feel free to look at other databases and books, too!

Databases and Online Reference Materials 
(full list of available databases is here)
  • Biography in Context
  • US History in Context
    • Topic Page: 1920s
    • Topic Page: 1930s
    • Topic Page: Great Depression
    • Topic Page: Plessy v Ferguson
    • Topic Page: Racism in Post-Emancipation America
    • Topic Page: Segregation
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Create a Boston Public Library eCard to access this database of eBooks. You can search all the eBooks in the database at once, or try these eBooks specifically:
    • American Decades Primary Sources
    • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
    • Encyclopedia of the Great Depression
    • Extremist Groups
    • Novels for Students
    • Major 21st Century Writers
    • Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library
    Books
    Citation Resources

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    December 14 Book Club Pick: One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

    The next Book Club Pick is One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus. All are welcome to join in the discussion after school on Thursday, December 14. If you need a copy of the book, talk to Ms. Charpentier or visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library.

    From Goodreads: "On Monday afternoon, five students walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom, and according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them."

    All are welcome to attend and discuss the book on December 14. We will also begin voting on books to read during second semester at this meeting, so bring ideas for books to read this spring after our January 11 meeting to discuss The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Citing Websites and Images

    MLA Style Website/Online Article Examples

    Author Lastname, Author Firstname. "Name of the Webpage/Online Article." Name of the Website, Date Published Online, URL. 

    MLA Style Image Citation Examples

    When you find an image through a Google Image search, click on the "Visit" button to go to the webpage where that image lives.


    Based on the webpage where the image lives:
    • If the image is part of an article or webpage, and does not stand alone, cite the article or webpage as above. 
    • If the image is a standalone digital image, cite the image. 
    Artist Lastname, Artist Firstname (or username, if this is the only name provided). "Name of the Image." Name of the Website, Date Published Online, URL.
    More Resources

    NoodleTools - Citation management software. Set up an account and save all your projects and citations, or use NoodleTools Express to quickly create citations without logging in. 

    Citation Help - More info on NoodleTools, links to guides for a variety of citation situations, and links to other helpful websites. 

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    November Newsletter


    The November Newsletter is here, and this month it features:
    • this semester's Book Club picks
    • college and career planning resources
    • public library events for teens
    • upcoming Anime/Manga Club dates

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    November Anime Club Meetings

    Join Anime Club after school in the library from 2:00 - 3:30 on the following dates:

    • Friday, November 3
      Plan an Anime Club Holiday Party, plus fun and games!
    • Friday, November 17
      Check out an anime you may not have seen yet - we will be screening the first few episodes of Noragami.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    November 9 Book Club Pick: The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

    The next Book Club Pick is The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King. All are welcome to join in the discussion after school on Thursday, November 9. If you need a copy of the book, talk to Ms. Charpentier or visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library.

    From Goodreads: "Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is King's most visionary feat of storytelling, a magical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. In The Gunslinger, King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake."

    The rest of the meetings for first semester are below. Make sure you're at the December meeting to suggest books for second semester!

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    October Newsletter

    The October Newsletter is here, and this month it features:

    • this semester's Book Club picks
    • public library events for teens
    • upcoming Anime/Manga Club dates
    • some recommended new books
    • test prep materials