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World Book has long been one of the top names when educators think “encyclopedia,” and World Book Online (accessible through the ERS Portal) is even better! Gone are the days of keeping sets of decade old, out-of-date encyclopedias, taking up space and collecting dust. World Book Online is continually updated with new content and information; educators can be confident that the information students find is the most current and up-to-date.

Through the ERS Portal, teachers and students have access to multiple grade levels: “Kids” for elementary, “Student” for middle school, and “Advanced” for high school. Additionally, the entire database is available in Spanish. Each section features more than just research articles and encyclopedic entries: teachers and students will also find puzzles, games, activities with lesson plans, biographical sketches, research tips and tools, and much more.

And that’s not all! You also have access to World Book Discover, which is intended for students in ELD programs or at a lower reading level, as well as Timelines, World Book’s tool for showing students history in a new and fascinating way. With Timelines, students can expand and contract the span of history on wide-ranging topics such as the history of technology and the computer, biographical timelines, various inventions and ideas. Students can create their own timelines based on any subject by linking directly to World Book reference articles, or even create a timeline of their own lives.

Explore the fantastic resources in World Book Online by logging into the ERS Portal!


2017-18 ERS Library Supported Student Events

Reading Revolution is a fun reading competition designed to promote literacy and the joy of reading for students in grades 4-8, regardless of ability. The goal is for students to experience a variety of quality literature and nonfiction, while increasing reading comprehension and promoting collaboration and teamwork. Teams of four students read, discuss, and practice quizzing each other in preparation for the actual competition, during which students will answer questions in a variety of formats and with varying levels of difficulty.
              Click here for more information.

Young Authors' Faire offers budding writers in grades K-8 an opportunity to have their books read by others.  The books, written by students, are on display for the entire week, while visitors are invited to read and comment on them.

This event always has a great response from the community because of the hard work the students put into creating original stories and books.  An evening reception is held so that the public can meet the young authors and help them celebrate in their success.
             Click here for more information.

Visit our multimedia portals!

The ERS Portals are available wherever you (and your students) have Internet access... desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone; at school, at home or on the road!

          Teacher Portal              Teen Portal               Kids Portal

Kids Portal and Teen Portal Bookmarks Available

Maintain the classroom learning momentum by providing your students with unlimited access to a suite of valuable (and fun) online learning tools. Step 1 - download the Kids Portal (K-8) or Teen Portal (9-12) bookmarks below.  Step 2 - open the file in Adobe PDF to add your school's name and customized login.  Step 3 - print, cut, and send these bookmarks home with your students. 

Click on either image below to download bookmarks for the Kids and Teens Portals (Adobe PDF).


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