Resources The Frances C. Richmond Middle School Library offers students access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks and eBooks for recreational reading and to fill their informational needs both academic and personal. Creativity The Library also houses a MakerSpace where students have the opportunity to tinker, create, build, experiment and innovate with a wide variety of materials.
Information Literacy Skills The Librarian delivers research skills lessons in collaboration with subject area teachers. Students develop research questions, find a variety of sources both print and online, and evaluate the credibility of sources. They extract relevant information from these sources. They learn strategies to avoid plagiarism and create works cited pages to give credit to their sources. They organize and synthesize their information in preparation for many different types of final projects. Sixth Grade explores the research process in multiple projects that become progressively more complex over the course of the year. They do research projects in English, Social Studies, and Science. Seventh Grade completes several research projects in Social Studies and learns to decode and extract information from primary sources. Eighth Grade learns about finding reliable news sources for their current events discussions in Social Studies. They end the year with a complex research paper in English.