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Digital Resources

Risley Middle School utilizes two programs for reading comprehension - Accelerated Reader (AR) and HMH Read 180. Here, you will find resources for both reading programs, as well as some other helpful reading resources. 
 
Resource Link Description Login Information
See the source image Use Destiny to search for books in our Media Center and WebPath Express to find great teacher reviewed websites.
No login is needed to search for books, but login is required to reserve materials or check out e-books.
 
Username: Pin
Password: Computer password
E-books This guide walks you through locating RMS's collection of e-books using Destiny Media Search.  No login required.
See the source image Epic! is your resource for electronic books, audiobooks and more!
Login using our class code: wpi9549
Search for your name and click on it.
You're in and ready to read! 
 
**If you do not see your name, please let your librarian know. 
Accelerated Reader logo
Accelerated Reader (AR) and STAR website.
 
AR is only accessible at school during regular school hours.
Username: Pin 
Password: Computer password
AR Bookfind Search a book title to determine if it is an AR book. No login required. 
Lexile
What is Lexile? Lexile level is another method of determining the reading level of print materials.
 
Search for a book's Lexile level on this site. 
No login required.
Lexile/AR conversion chart This is a conversion chart that converts a Lexile level to an equivalent AR reading level.  No login required
Read 180 logo Read 180 website. Username: Pin 
Password: Computer password
Read 180 Book Expert logo Search a book title to determine if it has a Reading Counts/ Read 180 test. No login required. 
Reading Eggs logo Website used to help students learn to read by building phonics skills.   
The media center is the information hub of the school, but we do have to go home at the end of the day. So, these research resources are here for you when we can't be! 
 
Research tips:
  • Evaluate resources for accuracy.
  • Always cite your sources!
  • List your sources in a consistent format (MLA help below).
  • NEVER pass someone else's work off as your own (This is plagiarism. This is illegal!).
  • You learn and grow by thinking about information and putting it into your own words.
 
 
 
Resource Link Description
Login Information
See the source image Use Destiny to search for books in our Media Center and WebPath Express to find great teacher reviewed websites.
No login is needed to search for books, but login is required to reserve materials or check out e-books.
 
Username: Pin
Password: Computer password
Galileo logo Research databases full of academic articles from professional journals, magazines, and newspapers. Provided by the University Systems of Georgia. Ask your media specialist for the current password.
LOC The World's largest library full of online resources. No login required.
Explains laws regarding Copyright and Fair Use. No login required. 

Easy Bib

Help citing sources in MLA format. No login required.
Online Writing Lab Help citing sources in MLA format. No login required.