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Welcome To The Library! Fill Out This Form To Be Sent Some Good Book Recommendations -- Audio Books Or eBooks Which Can Be Found On Sora Overdrive!
Check Out Printed Books
How to check out printed books...
1. Use the card catalog LS2 to "browse" the shelves and look for printed books.
2. When you see 1 or 2 titles that you wish to check out, write down the title of the book(s) and the name of the author(s) on a piece of scratch paper.
3. Close LS2.
4. Open your email.
5. Send Mr. Moriarty an email with the titles of the book(s), the names of the author(s), and the name of your ELA teacher.
6. These books will be pulled off the shelves, checked out, and delieverd to your ELA classroom the following morning.
LS2 = Two book limit. No holds.
Sora = Four book limit. Five holds.
Mrs. Tetschner is currently reading...
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
"Rae Carson has proved she's a master and has shaken up the YA genre."--USAToday.com The first book in Rae Carson's award-winning and New York Times-bestselling trilogy! The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a sweeping journey full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power. Fans of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones and Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse will devour this fantasy series. Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she has always felt powerless, useless. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king--a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Fierce enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young. Most of the chosen do. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten Pick Andre Norton Award Finalist A Texas Tayshas Selection Ohioana Book Award YA winner Don't miss The Empire of Dreams, Rae Carson's action-packed return to the world of The Girl of Fire and Thorns!
Mr. Moriarty is currently reading...
Scary Mary by
Publication Date: 2013-01-09
Mary has always been different. She'd like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she'll never be like everyone else. She starts her junior year of high school hoping to be left alone, but Cyrus Asher is new and doesn't know or seem to care that she's a freak. They start hanging out and all is well until she goes over to his house. Cy's house is haunted, and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.But it's not the ghost that ruins the evening. That honor belongs to Vicky "The Hickey" Nelson with her borrowed Ouija board and stuck-up friends. They make Mary so angry that she uses the ghost to scare everybody, including Cy. He throws her out and Mary thinks she's lost whatever chance she had with him. But there's still the ghost to deal with. He's nasty, mean, and possibly homicidal. Mary has to get rid of the ghost or Cy and his family could be hurt. Or worse.
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Greetings From Mrs. Tetschner
Things have changed on us again. Some of you are back in the building part time, and some of you are continuing to learn 100% from home. Either way, I want you to know that I care about you, your safety, and your learning. I will continue to collaborate with your teachers to help with reading and research.
A plan is in place for students to begin checking out printed library books. I will explain this during our next "library" lesson with your ELA teacher. Of course, everyone can continue using Sora to check out and read digital books.
I feel privileged to support your learning in person and virtually as the school's librarian. It is so important to keep reading.
Feel free to contact me via my email if you need some assistance from your friendly librarian!
Never stop reading,
The Mission Of Nathan Hale's Library
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become strong and strategic readers.
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become effective and ethical users of information.
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become confident and cutting-edge users of technology.
Tricky Words Of The Week
Anyway (in any event) I said, "any way (by whatever means necessary) that you decorate the house will be fine with us."
March 2nd is Read Across America. Mrs. Tetschner recommends...
Be Prepared by
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
"Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost can't stand it." --Raina Telgemeier, author ofSmile InBe Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit in--but that's not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera's single mother can't afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range--Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!
The Night Diary by
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries- Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together. Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.
Genesis Begins Again by
Publication Date: 2019-01-15
A Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award A Morris Award Finalist An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself. There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list. Like #95: Because her skin is so dark, people call her charcoal and eggplant--even her own family. And #61: Because her family is always being put out of their house, belongings laid out on the sidewalk for the world to see. When your dad is a gambling addict and loses the rent money every month, eviction is a regular occurrence. What's not so regular is that this time they all don't have a place to crash, so Genesis and her mom have to stay with her grandma. It's not that Genesis doesn't like her grandma, but she and Mom always fight--Grandma haranguing Mom to leave Dad, that she should have gone back to school, that if she'd married a lighter skinned man none of this would be happening, and on and on and on. But things aren't all bad. Genesis actually likes her new school; she's made a couple friends, her choir teacher says she has real talent, and she even encourages Genesis to join the talent show. But how can Genesis believe anything her teacher says when her dad tells her the exact opposite? How can she stand up in front of all those people with her dark, dark skin knowing even her own family thinks lesser of her because of it? Why, why, why won't the lemon or yogurt or fancy creams lighten her skin like they're supposed to? And when Genesis reaches #100 on the list of things she hates about herself, will she continue on, or can she find the strength to begin again?
Front Desk by
Publication Date: 2018-05-29
Four starred reviews and over ten best-of-year lists!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewWinner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secrets.Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed.Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language?It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams?
Roll with It by
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 "A big-hearted story that's as sweet as it is awesome." --R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle grade debut tells the story of an irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy whose life takes an unexpected turn when she moves to a new town. Ellie's a girl who tells it like it is. That surprises some people, who see a kid in a wheelchair and think she's going to be all sunshine and cuddles. The thing is, Ellie has big dreams: She might be eating Stouffer's for dinner, but one day she's going to be a professional baker. If she's not writing fan letters to her favorite celebrity chefs, she's practicing recipes on her well-meaning, if overworked, mother. But when Ellie and her mom move so they can help take care of her ailing grandpa, Ellie has to start all over again in a new town at a new school. Except she's not just the new kid--she's the new kid in the wheelchair who lives in the trailer park on the wrong side of town. It all feels like one challenge too many, until Ellie starts to make her first-ever friends. Now she just has to convince her mom that this town might just be the best thing that ever happened to them!
Common Sense Media's Wide Open School
Common Sense Media rates movies, tv shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their family.
Common Sense Media supports K - 12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens.
The link above is to a Common Sense Media program called Wide Open School. Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Every day students can access free, high-quality activities across all subjects, all in one place.
How To Use Sora Overdrive
Read Or Listen To Digital Books
How to check out digital books...
Even though many students are in the building part time, everyone can continue to use Sora to check out and read digital books.
If you have an iPad, Sora is an app that is right on your desktop. If you are using a different type of device, here are some places you find the link to Sora.
1. Follow this "click" path.
(1) Go to Nathan Hale Middle School's website.
(2) Click on "library" on the menu bar.
(3) Click on the light blue button that says Sora Overdrive.
(4) Select Omaha Public Schools
(5) Select "student"
(6) Username = OPS email
(7) Password = student number
2. Click on the link at the bottom of this box.
You have room on your virtual shelf to check out 3 books, and you can put 5 books on hold. The longest a book can be checked out is two weeks before it needs to be returned or renewed. Digital books that have not been renewed will be returned automatically.
Here is the link...
How can the library help?
Reading Strategy Of The Week
This week's reading strategy is called Try, Try, Try Again , and it comes from a book called The Reading Strategies Book. You use this strategy while reading fiction or nonfiction.
When you get to a tricky word, don't just try one thing! Sometimes one strategy will work on one word but not another. Make sure you try more than one strategy thinking "What will help me read this word?"
Here is a "toolbox" of strategies you can try to figure out tricky words.
1. Read the tricky word slowly from left to right.
2. See if the pictures on the page can help you out.
3. Does the word make sense? in the sentence? in the context of the paragraph?
4. Does the word look right?
5. Does the word sound right?
6. Can you use any of the word's parts (suffix, prefix, root) to help you figure out what it means?
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).