Ms. LaBarbera ~ Middle School Library

Hello My Name Is Ms. LaBarbera and I am the Middle School Librarian at St. Joe's!

I teach grades 5th - 8th in library classes.  Once a week I meet with each class and we build upon the previous class and prior knowledge to better understand what it means to be information literate.  

My classes are run in an interactive and community-driven style where I allow all students to express their ideas and opinions on matters.

Connect to my Google Classroom using the codes below!!
5A ~ du0h6b8
5B ~ sopz4w
6 ~ opbcge
7 ~ n9eg5y
8 ~ zyjq0x2

Please remember to utilize the databases and resources I provided for you on my webpage (These may be found under the "Ms. LaBarbera's Webpage" tab).  Once you allow the access through the Novelty Access link, the databases are open for exploration!  My webpage also contains the educational online games that are utilized by the classroom teachers!!

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This unit the classes are working on story telling and Reader's Theatre!  
The students will be exploring different tangible texts for Reader's Theatre and research for stroy telling.  The online resources will also be used as a method of research, more specifically for story telling classes. 

The purpose of this unit is to improve the public speaking skills and confidence within the students by allowing them to share their stories among peers.  The Reader's Theatre encourages fluency and comprehension of readers all while enhancing public speaking skills.

By allowing the students the voluntary freedom to choose the format in which they desire to present to their peers, the research no longer becomes a task.  Working on a more fun activity all while learning the research methods necessary for credible source identification is the reason for library studies!!