SMT’s library has an amazing collection of books and resources, including iMac computers. It’s also a haven for students who opt to spend free time with friends learning, creating, playing games, or just quietly reading. Some of the many reading and reading-related activities created to engage students by our librarian/literacy coach include a monthly literary challenge and a special section of classics called “points books,” which allow students to stretch their comprehension and vocabulary skills and earn classroom points. SMT also utilizes Accelerated Reader, a reading incentive program, in which students select books at their suggested level, read the book, and then take a reading quiz which helps staff monitor student performance and intervene with individualized strategies for students.
Guest authors and our twice-a-year book fairs are activities enjoyed by all levels of readers.