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Explore Your World-Read
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Welcome to the  2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Carpenter invites you to Explore Your World this year through books. Open a book and head out on an adventure. This year you'll earn continent stamps on a world map as you accumulate words read through the Reading Counts Program. Who knows maybe you'll even start sailing the seven seas and conquer the world.  The Reading Counts portal will be up a running soon so be sure to keep a log of the books you read and their authors, maybe even some notes to help you remember the details. You'll need this to take quizzes on as soon as the program is available. 
To learn more about the Reading Counts Program, find books in your lexile range and check to see if a book has a quiz, go to HMH Book Expert On Line.  IMPORTANT: When searching for a title in Book Expert make sure you have the EXACT TITLE and correct author. The program's search is not intuitive. It is recommended that you search by Author

To learn all about a lexile measure and what it means click hereYour lexile number can be found in your Reading Counts account or by asking your teacher. 

A note from Mrs. Carpenter
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Hello Lakers,
If you kept a "travel Journal" of all the places you read about this past summer please be sure to send it to me. My email is
One journal will be chosen to be “published” and put in the Lake Forest Library collection.
For our younger students, if you created  postcards from each of the places you "visited." Be sure to send me those as well. I will be hanging these up in the library.
There are still many on-line free resources available to all our students. Links to many of them can be found here on the Lake Forest Library webpage under the Free Resources tab.
Don’t forget, we have over 750 eBooks available for checkout from home in the Lake Forest Library collection. Students also have access to Encyclopedia Britannica and through Clever. Both are excellent sources of information, fun activities and ideas for students.
I can’t wait to read about all the exciting places books take you this summer
Mrs. Carpenter
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