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Library & Digital Literacy

The mission of our library program is to foster a love of reading among students and to support the inquiry-based curriculum by providing instruction in information literacy and research skills.

The library plays an integral role in the learning and teaching that happens at The Magellan International School. One key goal of our library programs and services is to foster a love of reading among students of all ages. Weekly library visits for both storytimes and free reading complement the classroom instruction by providing meaningful opportunities for children to engage with quality literature. Storytimes and other special library programs are presented in Spanish, the primary language of instruction at MIS. Reading materials of various levels in Spanish, English, and Mandarin are available for students to check out and take home.

A second critical goal of the library is to support the inquiry-based curriculum at MIS by providing students with direct instruction in information literacy and research skills. PYP Units of Inquiry offer multiple opportunities to integrate information literacy and research skills with academic content. In addition to providing recreational reading material for students, the library works to support and enrich the academic curriculum by providing a collection of learning resources and research tools in multiple formats. Students learn to locate, use, and evaluate information as they engage in authentic learning projects in the content areas. Collaboration between the MIS classroom teachers and the librarian in the planning, teaching, and assessment of information literacy skills is essential.