Library

In order to support our learners in an age  defined by connectivity and global collaboration, Asamiah’s School library aims to empower and transform learners by making them effective users of ideas and information; via providing opportunities for critical thinking, meaningful creation of knowledge and a deeper understanding of complex world issues.

Our Library’s physical collection includes 17,963 titles; 24,862 with copies, our titles cover all subjects in addition to hobbies, sports, art, and fiction, and in multiple formats including DVD’s and e-books. The collection is split around 50% Arabic and 50% English; these also include classrooms resources, English and Arabic Professional Resources. Each student’s share in the library is around 60 books. We also provide access to local and global Periodicals including but not limited to (مجلة ماجدالعربي, National Geographic, National Geographic kids). AIS Library also provides access to multiple Online Subscriptions including

Guided Reading Program

“Guided reading leads to the independent reading that builds the process; it is the heart of an effective literacy program” (Fountas&Pinnell,1996,p.1).
At our school , we aim at developing and improving our students’ reading skills, which is a fundamental key to language development.  Guided reading has proven to be a successful tool used in our daily instruction to meet the varying needs of all students. This form of differentiated instruction takes away the frustration and fear of reading because students are working at an instructional level with the support they require. Because all students achieve success, they develop a positive attitude toward reading and experience a higher level of enjoyment.
With lots of exciting titles, the Oxford Reading Tree, Raz-Kids , Kutubee, and the Arabic Guided Reading Program, that we use in our KG and Primary Stages, are programs that motivate children to read at their own level in stimulating ways in the library and reading classes at our school.

Encyclopedia Britannica Products

Britannica School: A up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School. Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject, for all years and reading abilities, it supports differentiated learning allowing students to change reading levels inside an article with just one click..

Britannica ImageQuest : Contains over three million images from 62 leading collections…and growing! Including Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, the Science Photo Library, Ingram Publishing, the National Geographic Society and other trusted image sources  to provide the best and broadest offering of curriculum-relevant imagery and clip art materials (infographics, signs and symbols, graphic concepts and cool vector illustrations)  all rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use. Also available in Arabic, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Welsh!

Britannica LaunchPacks Science: Leverages high-quality, diverse digital content sets to build science knowledge and understanding, enabling educators to make strong cross-curricular connections that help students engage in meaningful learning.

Britannica LaunchPacks Social studies: was designed to create greater connection and deeper comprehension, activate critical thinking and inquiry skills while excavating social studies content.

Both packs enable educators to make strong cross-curricular connections that help students engage in meaningful learning..

Callido

It is widely accepted that a lot of what we learn in school is not necessary or immediately useful in the course of everyday life. When students don’t see why they are learning something and how it will help them in their lives, they switch off. Callido adheres to the principle of only teaching that which is truly, as David Perkins of Harvard University puts it, “life-worthy”.This online platform  offers a guided approach to develop thinking, research and communication skills.

Mathletics

Supports mathematics learning in the classroom and home, through interactive games, activities and challenges.

Turnitin

An online plagiarism prevention database that helps educators and students check the originality of research-based assignments

BrainPOP / BrainPOP Jr. (K-3)

Is a launchpad for curiosity, it includes learning games, animated movies, and activities. Designed with relevance, depth, and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths. in science, social studies, mathematics, English, health, and technology.

Kognity

Traditional textbooks that are adapted to digitally consumable texts with video examples, 3D models and practice tests to make the content more interactive and engaging.

Questia School

The premier online library and research tool for high school students. ... With research tools and instruction integrated into 94,000 full-text digital books, and 10 million articles, Questia School helps students apply their research in meaningful and impactful ways

The Day

A daily online newspaper for teenagers focusing on the big issues that are transforming the world, The Day’s mission is to help students think about what they can see and hear around them in the news day by day; to learn to make the link between this and what they are studying and to understand the relevance and importance of knowledge; to think for themselves and talk about everything, to debate, discuss and research; to grow in confidence and find their own voice; and to become teachers themselves.

 

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