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main0Please Visit Our Library Page for OPAC and Online resources at KIS Library Page

 

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PS Library April New Books

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Guest speaker

We had a guest speaker from Salmon Publisher who published many non-fiction books.Mr Nutthapong Chaiwanitphon spoke with passion and experience, sharing valuable insights into the world of writing. Mr. Nut has shared his inspiration of writing and students enjoyed listening and asking him a lot of questions. Thank you Mr Nut!portal

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Summer of Reading 2017

In addition to our online resources, like TumbleBooks, Kids A-Z, IXL and Khan Academy, I am very excited to share PBSLearning’s

Summer of Reading Collection

It is an interactive, skills targeted website with oodles and oodles of reading practice materials that are engaging and fun to use!

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Summer fun with Tumblebooks

tblDear Students and Parents,

Summer is finally here!! Many students are still counting down the days until they too can exchange desks for bicycles, and homework for hobbies, and say goodbye to their classrooms until the new school year begins!

But that does NOT mean they have to say goodbye to TumbleBooks as well! As we are a TumbleBook subscriber, you can enjoy TumbleBooks all year-round, from any device!

As you may have heard, TumbleBooks has a brand new App! You can install it on most Apple and Android phones and tablets! Just search “TumbleBooks” in the iTunes App Store, or Google Play!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.perfectedtech.tumblebooks&hl=en
https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/tumblebooks/id998074198?mt=8 Tumblebooks

The app was designed to help subscribers access the collection at the click of a button! All you need is an internet connection. So after you log in the first time, the information will be saved on your device for a LOOONG time! Plus, the TumbleBookLibrary you see through the App is the EXACT same as the TBL you see if you had logged in through a browser on your phone or tablet.

As you can see, June is a busy month for interesting holidays, observances, and famous birthdays! We hope this newsletter inspires you to pick up a new book, or revisit an old favorite. Have a warm, safe, and happy June… Let the SUMMER BEGIN!

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Oxford Owl’s tips

Top tips

big_owlApart from that nightly bedtime story, what else can you do to make sure your child gets off to a good start, gains independence and enjoys reading? There are lots of simple things you can do at home to help. Take a look at these top tips and try out some of the ideas to see what works well in your home. Why not start by listening to Julia Donaldson’s top tips for reading with your child?

We love reading, but how can we make sure that everyone loves reading?

Reading at KIS Library

Reading at KIS Library

ReadingWe use the tried and tested Oxford Reading Tree here at KIS and their website has some excellent Tips and Advice for all parents who want to create a reading friendly atmosphere at home!

Reading

We hope to inspire future readers by modeling positive reading postures and habits.

 

 

Here are the links to Oxfrod Owl’s wonderful site:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/expert-help/helping-struggling-readers 

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Summer Reading Tips

Summer is my favorite reading time, I love to read and spend time with exciting characters for a long period of time without a need to rush my reading.  But how can we instill this love for reading into our children when books have to compete with digital tools, devices, and multimedia gadgets? Daniel Willingham at the Atlantic has a great article about it:

Change your home so that reading is the most appealing activity available.

He urges us not to put daily reading targets or to offer rewards for reading, but simply provide kids with easy access to books and giving an opportunity for us all to quiet down and enjoy a good story.

Sounds like fun!

 

 

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Importance of reading in your Mother Tongue

Many linguistic groups are becoming vocal about the need to ensure that the youngest membeReading in Portuguesers of their communities keep their linguistic heritage. Most researchers also agree that children benefit from reading in their mother tongue, even if it isn’t their language of instruction. That is one of the key guiding principles for our Language Policy and Library Guidelines h
ere at KIS.

There are important cultural and linguistic reason’s why regardless of how good one knows a second language, education in ones mother tongue can significantly improve the mental ability of students. Although sometimes we do not have access to formal Mother Tongue Education due to lack of resources or other reasons, we can always try to provide children access to books, audio books, and videos in their native language. Reading in Thai

We aim to address this issue in our weekly home learning grids by providing opportunities for students to discuss, find out, and reflect on their Unit of Inquiry in their Mother Tongue.

 

 

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KIS Online Library

Access KIS Online Library

  1. navigate to KIS webpage: www.kis.ac.th. Choose  KIS Portal at the top of the page, your  Patron type (parent/student), then choose Library.
  2. alternatively you can navigate directly to the http://klib.kis.ac.th/ and bookmark it!

PYP Online resources: On the KIS Library page we provide you with a variety of online resources you can use with your child to support learning,  to assist with homework or just fun things to do.

Primary School Library Main Page

Koha online catalog search

Koha online catalog

KOHA :

Top of the page we have Online Public Access Catalog called KOHA. You can use it to search all KIS library materials and also view yours and your child’s loan list if you have a library membership. If you wish to apply for the library membership, please send your full name, your child’s name and your e-mail address to kislibrary@kis.ac.th. The Manual for using KOHA is at the bottom of the page. (Also available here)

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks

Tumble Books: Tumble Books allows you access to a wide variety of e-books at many levels. The books are easy to access and provide you with additional guided reading with the highlighted text option available. There are books available in English, French, and Spanish.  These are great for pleasure reading and reading on your device when on holiday.

 

 

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy website

Storyline Online: This site streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, helping to inspire a love of reading in children.

 

 

 

 

outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world

outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world

International Children’s Digital Library: Books for Most Mother Tongue languages – Digital books provided by the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation. You can access outstanding children’s books from around the world in various languages.

 

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คลังทรัพยากรการศึกษาแบบเปิด

คลังทรัพยากรการศึกษาแบบเปิด (Thai e-books): This site provides access to Thai e-books and many other types of digital resources provided by National Science and Technology Development Agency

 

 

Oxford Owl

Enjoy helpful tips and activities to support your children’s learning and discover 250 eBooks.

Oxford Owl: supports your reading and learning in line with your class reading ORT stages, both at home and at school. Enjoy helpful tips and activities to support reading and discover 250 eBooks. Your child will know what level of the ORT they are on, you can find easy access to reading and activities with the ORT characters on this site.

 

 

 

Kids A-Z

Kids A-Z is an interactive online portal that contains differentiated eBooks and eResources students access online using a computer or mobile devices.

KIDS A-Z: Kids A-Z makes online reading accessible (and fun). Students can practice reading anytime, anywhere, on desktops and mobile devices.

Students Using the Mobile App Have Access To:

  • Deliver interactive eBooks and other eResources to students on the go
  • Ensure comprehension with corresponding quizzes and running records
  • Promote close reading and an essential understanding of the text with interactive annotation tools

Students have their own passwords. A great way to practice reading at home.

 

IXL

On IXL, math is more than just numbers. With unlimited questions, engaging item types, and real-world scenarios, IXL helps students experience math at its most mesmerizing!

IXL: IXL is the Web’s most comprehensive K-12 practice site. IXL provides unlimited practice in more than 4000 Math and Language Arts. It’s a practice that feels like play!

Students have their usernames and passwords.

Kid-friendly search engines

Kid friendly search engines

Friendly search engines: We have such as Ask Kids, Fact Monster, Dib Dab Doo and Dilly Too…,Google, Pics4Learning, and Kiddle for you to support your research.

Big6 Research Skills

You can do BIG things with Big6 Skills!

Big 6 :  a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information. The Big6 is a model to guide thinkers of all ages from the beginning — to middle — to the end of a project or problem.

Some call it information literacy, information communication, or ICT skills, or a process, but we call it the Big6.

Brainpop Jr

BrainPop jr.: Learn about your body, space, science and health. Have your homework questions answered with a movie, ask for advice, or just browse and learn. Teachers and students can keep a record of learning accomplishments through quizzes, play, and activities.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

KHAN academy: Offering practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.  Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. At KIS our G3 – G5 can practice their Math skills according to their MAP levels

Scholastic Learning Zone

The online platform that gives educators and students one-stop access to a growing portfolio of digital education resources.

Grolier Go! : Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject. It offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore non-fiction, texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

KIS Today: KIS Today is the one and only student-run news site. Providing KIS students with the latest news and updates about our school. It’s also the online community, being an entertainment center and a place where spirit is promoted.

 

Niko LewmanLibrary skills: Our PYP Coordinator Mr. Niko Lewman teaches research- and media literacy skill by linking and integrating into student’s current UoI. 

 

 

 

Library Blog: Our blog including Primary School Library , Secondary School Library and Research skills. We provide new list of resources, news, activities, knowledge and tips about the reading and literacy world.

 

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The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016

One of my favorite awards is the annual The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books. Here are this years winners:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/books/review/best-illustrated-books-of-2016.html?_r=1

 

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