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Black-Eyed Susan Winner !

Compound by S.A. Bodeen

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"What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education."
- Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of Education

Library Handbook for Students (includes library policies and procedures) pdf file
Mrs. Slacum's Course Syllabus & Grading Policy (pdf file)

Digital Databases
Students have access at school and at home to five exceptional online databases. These resources are made available through a joint project of Cecil County Public Schools and the Maryland MDK12 Grant. We highly encourage students to use these valuable resources for both school and personal information needs. To access the Digital Databases from home, passwords are necessary. Contact Mrs. Slacum (lslacum@ccps.org) for additional information.

Standard Works Cited Form (aka Bibliography Format)
CHMS has a standard form for students to use to cite resources used for school projects. This form is a modified MLA form. Use the chart below to see specific examples of the order of information and punctuation used in citations. Or download a pdf file of this complete document. Teachers will expect all resources used to be cited for school projects. Plagiarism is a serious offense with consequences for students. Complete the tutorial on the Acadia University web site <http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/> if you are not certain if you are properly citing your resources.

STANDARD WORKS CITED FORM
Cherry Hill Middle School

REMEMBER:
• All bold print words should be italicized or underlined.
• All dates are written as : Day Abbreviated Month. Year (ex. 15 Oct. 2012)
• In your final copy, put all citations in alphabetical order.
• Do not number the citations.
• Indent the second line of the citation.

BOOK

Author’s last name, First name. Title of book.
     City : Publisher, copyright date. Print.

(Use the most current copyright year. If there is more than one author, city or publisher, select only one for the citation.)

WEBSITE

Author's last name, First name. Name of website. Sponsor or publsiher, Website date. Web. Date you visited site.

(If you cannot find the author, substitute the organization's name or skip Authors' last name, First name and proceed with all other information.)

GROLIERS ENCYCLOPEDIA (ONLINE)

Author's last name, First name.  “Title
      of the article.”  Name of encyclopedia,
      copyright year. Web. Date you visitd site.

(If you cannot find the author, skip Author’s last name, First name and proceed with all other information. Use the most current copyright year.)

ENCYCLOPEDIA
(PRINT)

Author’s last name, First name.  “Title of the
      article.” Name of encyclopedia, copyright year. Print.

(If you cannot find the author, skip Author’s last name, First name and proceed with all other information. Use the most current copyright year.)

SIRS ONLINE
(MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER)

Author’s last name, First name.  “Title of the
     article.” Source of article. Date of article :
     Pages numbers. SIRS. Web. Date you visited site.

(If SIRS directs you to a website, follow the example for Website above.)

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Interviewee’s Last name, First name.  Personal
     Interview. Date of Interview.

 

Black-eyed Susan flower image20011-2012 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Nominees
Each year 10 young adult novels are nominated for the prestigious Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award. Mrs. Slacum buys multiple copies of these titles and encourages students to read these outstanding new novels. Students who read at least three of the ten nominated titles are given the opportunity to vote for the best. The novel receiving the most votes from middle school students throughout the state of Maryland is presented with the Black-Eyed Susan Award at a special ceremony at the Maryland Association of School Librarians Conference.

This year's nominees are:

Bystander by James Preller
Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Fish by Gregory Mone
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
The Smoky Corridor by Chris Grabenstein
The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter by John Gosselink
Trash by Andy Mulligan

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Download a Standard Works Cited Form here. (pdf file)

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Nominees

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Research Cycle (pdf file)

Content Area Connections to the Research Cycle (pdf file)