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Teacher Notes From Howard County Library Archives
  • Word Up!

    word up logo - teen poetry contest

    Calling all poets! The 2009 Word Up! Poetry Contest begins next week on Wednesday, January 21.

    Students in grades 6 through 12 and college students (aged 21 and under) are invited to submit their original poetry to Howard County Library’s annual teen poetry contest.

    For ideas on incorporating Word Up! into your lesson plans, flip through our Word Up! Educator Resource brochure.

    View complete contest details.

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  • Access Research Materials Over the Long Winter Break

    image of computer keyboard lit up

    Will your students have long-term assignments over Winter Break?

    They can do their research in their pajamas…using Howard County Library’s e-resources.

    Read Anna Karenina…and the Cliff’s Notes.

    Follow United States territorial expansion.

    Watch a cell divide.

    Practice math skills.

    Now there’s one less excuse for missing homework!

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  • Search for Self

    Students at Reservoir High School will read a young adult novel with a “search for self” theme. The student will identify three search for self issues that occur in the book, relate how the book’s characters dealt with the issue, and research what Howard County or State of Maryland resources a local student with the same problem would have at his/her disposal to handle a similar problem. The purpose of this research is to demonstrate that most problems can be solved and that local sources exist to help all of us with our problems.

    Howard County Library staff are ready to assist your students with selecting the perfect book, and direct them to the appropriate local resources. Come on in…or invite us to visit your classroom!

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  • Night at Marriott’s Ridge

    cover art image of Night by elie wiesel

    From Marriott’s Ridge High School….

    Students are conducting individual research on a topic related to Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night.

    You know that Howard County Library has all the books you need for your assignment, but we have some surprises, too!

    Get an overview of World War II.
    Find related primary source material.
    Learn the steps to completing a great research project.

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  • College Bound: Finding the Money

    Encourage your college bound students to join us on Tuesday, November 18 at Howard County Library Miller Branch:

    There is a way to pay for college. A senior financial aid counselor from Howard Community College teaches how to complete the FAFSA and where to uncover additional financial resources. Ages 14 & up.

    Presented in partnership with Howard Community College.

    Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

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  • Searching for Talented Authors and Artists

    Howard County Library’s Teen ‘Zine is always looking for students who can express themselves.

    Teen ‘Zine is an ongoing showcase of talented teens–from poets, artists, and writers to anyone with an opinion and a creative way to express it!

    To get your student started as a Teen ‘Zine contributor, encourage him to attend a Teen ‘Zine meeting. Have a whole class full of talented students? Contact the Teen ‘Zine advisor a teenzine@hclibrary.org and participate right from your classroom!

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  • College Bound: Getting Accepted

    Encourage your college bound students to join us on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm at Howard County Library Miller Branch!

    Find and gain admission to the best college for you. Christy Thompson from Howard Community College explains how to navigate the college search and application process. Ages 14 & up.
    Presented in partnership with Howard Community College.
    *Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

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  • Teen Read Week

    teen read week logo - books with biteBooks with Bite is the theme for Teen Read Week 2008.

    Each year the Howard County Library and the Young Adult Library Services Association encourage busy teens to Read for the Fun of It.

    This year, we invite teens to participate in our Teen Read Week Read-a-thon. For each hour Howard County teens spend reading, our sponsors will make a donation to Room to Read. Teens can register to participate (starting October 1), then from October 12 to October 16 record the time they spend reading. Teens who record at least five hours of reading, are invited to attend one of six celebrations at a Howard County Library location near them.

    Howard County Library staff can visit your classroom to recommend great teen reads and register students for the Read-a-thon. Contact your Library liaison to schedule a visit!

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  • Prepare for History Day

    national history day logoGive your students the research skills to begin and successfully complete their History Day projects with “Prepare for History Day”. Invite Howard County Library staff to your classroom to teach your students how to find a wealth of historical information, multi-media resources, and those all-important primary sources!

    Contact your Library liaison to schedule a visit.

    Take a moment to view our other “Research Remedies” in our Middle and High School Curriculum Enhancements Guide.

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  • PSAT Prep

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    The PSAT is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15. Are you prepared? Howard County Library can help!

    Grab your Library card and visit Testing & Education Reference Center .

    This resource provides preparation materials for many different kinds of standardized tests. For the PSAT, you’ll find an online practice test and a downloadable e-book.

    Good luck!

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