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Morris R McBride School Library Information Center

Morris R McBride School Library Information Center

Morris R McBride School Library Information Center Page

DoDEA’s Information Centers provide a diverse collection of books and digital resources that are aligned to the curriculum and fosters the love of reading. Students are encouraged to visit and check out materials during the school day. Digital resources can be accessed at school and from home.

The DoDEA School Library Information Center Program:

  • Provides access to print and non-print resource materials that are aligned to the DoDEA curriculum.
  • Facilitates library services and literacy programming that fosters a love of reading.
  • Defines the essential information literacy skills required for student achievement in the 21st century.
  • Collaborates with educators to design learning strategies and deliver instruction that meets the needs of the military child.

Information Resources and Databases

The Information Center has many databases that support research, independent learning, and inquiry. To access the databases outside of school, you will need a user name and password; please see your school information specialist for this information.

McBride ES

Susan Dobbs

Information Specialist

Phone: 706 626-4948

Book Selection

Boy choosing library book

We believe that students should be free to select books on items of interest to them. Sometimes a child will check out books that he/she can read independently, but sometimes, the child will find an interesting book on an appropriate level for a parent to read to him/her. We spend time discussing books for independent reading, exploring books by various authors and illustrators, and using the five finger test to judge the readability of a book.

The Five Finger Test:

  • Open the book to the middle. Select a full page of text.
  • Read the page ( aloud if possible).
  • Put one finger up for each word you cannot pronounce or do not know.
  •  If you get five fingers up on one page, the book is too difficult to be read independently.
  • If you do not get five fingers up, but you read very slowly and have to decode most of the words, you probably will not enjoy the book.