• Welcome

    to the

    Desert Mountain Library Media Center!

     

  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday-Friday

    8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

    Miss Rachael

    Library Clerk

    623.445.3513

    rachael.dematio@dvusd.org

     

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  • text connections bulletin board

    Check out what's happening in our library:

    The 3rd graders are starting paper chains of text connections this week. We will be working towards our link goal until the end of the year to earn a party! Read more about text connections below.

    Text-to-self connections strategy are highly personal connections that a reader makes between a piece of reading material and the reader’s own experiences or life. Reading comes alive when an example of a text-to-self connection is made which might be, "This story reminds me of a vacation we took to my grandfather’s farm."

    As seasoned readers, readers are reminded of other things that they have read, other books by the same author, stories from a similar genre, or perhaps on the same topic. These types of connections are text-to-text connections. Most readers gain insight during reading by thinking about how the information they are reading connects to other familiar text. “This character has the same problem that I read about in a story last year,” would be an example of a text-to-text connection.

    Text-to-world connections are the larger connections that a reader brings to a reading status. We all have ideas about how the world works that goes far beyond our own personal experiences. We learn so much about things through television, movies, magazines, and newspapers. Often it is the text-to-world connections that teachers are trying to use when they teach lessons in science, social studies, and literature. An example of a text-to-world connection would be when a reader says, "I saw a program on television that talked about things described in this article."

  • Students & Parents: 

     

    For more information about the Battle of the Books program,

    visit our district Battle of the Books page. 

     

    Do you want to know more about what your child learns in the Library Media Center? 

    Check out the Library Services page on the DVUSD website.