Library

Welcome to Taft Middle School Library/Media Center!

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Click the link below to access our library catalog

Taft Library Catalog

Library Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:10 pm

Ms. Enrique: (858) 935-2650 option 6; then option 6

 

The mission of the William Howard Taft Library is to provide an environment for research and learning and to promote lifelong interest in reading and libraries. Services include the selection of materials which support and enrich the curriculum, instruction in the use and evaluation of Internet resources, and Reader's Advisory. 

Electronic Database Resources


Britannica School Middle - a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Middle School. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards. (DISTRICT DATABASE LOGIN)
Britannica Escolar - Enciclopedia español para los estudiantes más jóvenes y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for younger students and educators. (DISTRICT DATABASE LOGIN)
Britannica School World Atlas - Interactive world atlas designed especially for middle school students. (DISTRICT DATABASE LOGIN)
ProQuest CultureGrams- Country and state information including geography and climate, customs, daily life videos, recipes, statistics, flag, national anthem. (DISTRICT DATABASE LOGIN)

ProQuest eLibrary - Contains hundreds of full text and full run journals and newspapers. eLibrary offers millions of images, maps, websites, and videos. Some of the same content as SIRS Discoverer. (DISTRICT DATABASE LOGIN)

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer - Contains newspaper and magazine articles, non-fiction ebooks, and a pro-con issues collection. (DISTRICT DATABASE LOGIN)
Taft Library Catalog – Click on the Taft Library Catalog link to search for books, websites, and databases. (ACTIVE DIRECTORY LOGIN)
Teen Health & Wellness - Provides middle and high school students with non judgemental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular, and self-help support. Topis include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, digital literacy, et al. (DISTRICT DATABASE LOGIN)

eDistance Learning Resources


Clever: an easy way for you to access all your learning applications. You only have to remember one username and Password. (ACTIVE DIRECTORY LOGIN)
CPM Math: Click on the CPM Math link to access the eBook.

Google Classroom: Click on the Google Classroom link to access your google classroom portal.

Circulation

Students can check out 2 library books for a 2 week period with ability to renew.

Textbooks are issued directly to students for the school year.

All materials are checked out using Student I.D. barcode

 Know What You Owe


To find out what library and text books you have currently checked out

·       go to http://destiny.sandi.net

·       Search for Taft and click on your school name.

·       Click on the Login button (top right).

·       Put your school ID in the User Name field, enter your password.

·       Click the Login button.

Select the My Info tab

Under the My Info tag you will be able to see

  • ·       if you have any library and/or textbooks checked out
  • ·       if you owe library fines
  • ·       the price for each item
  • ·       the date when you checked it out

Please email Ms. Enrique ([email protected]) if you have any questions about the login process

Textbook Resources


6th Grade Textbook List
Course Title Instructional Materials/Textbooks
ENGLISH 6th Amplify Anthology (available online through Clever)
Amplify Workbook (consumable-1st copy free)
*Novels throughout the year
MATH 6th Big Ideas Learning,Big Ideas Math Course 1
Core Connections: Course 1, v1
Core Connections: Course 1, v2
ACCELERATED MATH 6th Big Ideas Learning,Big Ideas Math Advanced 1
Core Connections: Course 1, v2
Core Connections: Course 2, v1
SCIENCE 6th Amplify Science
SOCIAL STUDIES 6th Holt, California Social Studies: World History, Ancient Civilizations
7th Grade Textbook List
Course Title Instructional Materials/Textbooks
ENGLISH 7th Amplify Anthology (available online through Clever)
Amplify Workbook (consumable-1st copy free)
*Novels throughout the year
MATH 7th Big Ideas Learning,Big Ideas Math Course 2
Core Connections: Course 2, v1
Core Connections: Course 2, v2
ACCELERATED MATH 7th Big Ideas Learning,Big Ideas Math Advanced 2
Core Connections: Course 2, v2
Core Connections: Course 3, v1
SCIENCE 7th Amplify Science
WORLD HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 7th Holt, California Social Studies: World History, Medieval to Early Modern Times
SPANISH 1-2 Holt McDougal, Avancemos! Level 1
Cuaderno practica por niveles (consumable-1st copy free)
Lecturas para todos (consumable-1st copy free)
8th Grade Textbook List
Course Title Instructional Materials/Textbooks
ENGLISH 8th Amplify Anthology (available online through Clever)
Amplify Workbook (consumable-1st copy free)
*Novels throughout the year
MATH 8th Big Ideas Learning,Big Ideas Math Course 3
Core Connections: Course 3, v1
Core Connections: Course 3, v2
INTEGRATED MATH I A-B ADVANCED Pearson, Mathematics I, Integrated CME Project
SCIENCE 8th Amplify Science
UNITED STATES HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY 8th Holt, California Social Studies: United States History, Independence to 1914
SPANISH 1-2 Holt McDougal, Avancemos! Level 1
Cuaderno practica por niveles (consumable-1st copy free)
Lecturas para todos (consumable-1st copy free)
SPANISH 3-4 Holt McDougal, Avancemos! Level 2
Cuaderno practica por niveles (consumable-1st copy free)
Lecturas para todos (consumable-1st copy free)

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