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The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level.

AR Book Find - Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.


A Free Reading Resource for the Classroom. 25,000 books for Early Readers, Chapter Books, Non-Fiction, Read-to-Me Audio, and more.

DK Find Out!

Visit DK Find Out! to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries at

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

The World Fact Book

 The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Berenstein Bears

Berenstein Bears -Includes book-related activities, listing of all books, and online videos 

Read - Write - Think

 provides educators and students access to quality practices and resources in reading and language arts. 

Scholastic Stacks

Scholastic Stacks  - Sign in to the online website for kids about books, reading, authors, games. Kids connect to books through online friends in their community profiles. 


Dr. Seuss's Seussville - Features games based on Dr. Seuss's books, extensive biographical information on the man behind them, printables 

MS Publications
- an online database of PDF documents about the state of Mississippi.

MS Almanac Online  -  An almanac, by definition, records and predicts astronomical events (the rising of the Sun, for instance), tides, weather, and other phenomena with respect to time. In recent years, we’ve expanded the Almanac content—but always with an eye on keeping things fun and practical.


Magnolia Database 


y Discover -is a free, hosted virtual bookshelf that provides a friendly online environment for students and teachers to search,read and manage DeSoto Central Elementary School's Follett eBooks, library collection, and Lightbox books.

eReading & Reference Links

Project Gutenberg 

Library Advocacy 

School Libraries Work! 

Public Library

Olive Branch First Regional Public Library 

Reading Fair Guidelines
Mississippi Reading Fair 

Recommended Reading


Teacher Professional Development

Education World - Get Outta Class - virtual field trips

Professional Teacher Development 

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 


Munis self serve 

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