Library Services

Ms. Grundle
Librarian

 

 

 

 

 

*** PLEASE CHECK THE LIBRARY CLOSINGS POSTED ON THE LIBRARY DOOR.***

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The library, a great place for research, reading and study, is open from 7:00 am to 2:40 pm. Students may visit the library before school, or during their study periods to check-out books, to read, and to research using library materials, or on-line sources. Computers (iMacs and PCs) are available.

A reminder: Your coded bus pass is required to borrow books from the library.

Need a book? Want to know if it is in the library?

Click here: * Alexandria Researcher - Only available inside the school

Below are links to a couple of resources that you can use. Electronic Databases: See Mrs. Connelly for user names and passwords.


Library Databases

TEEN HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

ATOMIC LEARNING

 

Facts on File

    An excellent resourced database

      

 

Teaching Books

Easily access thousands of author programs, book guides, book readings, and author websites

      

Ebsco Master File Select

  • Full-Text Magazines

  • Ebsco Host Espano

  • Points of View - an excellent source for debaters, for people interested in current events from all angles, and for writers of persuasive essays

Gale Databases

  • Health Reference Center, Business and Company

  • Reference Link, The Twayne Author Series

  • Newspapers are available (Info-Trac)

    • Including the NY Times

ProQuest 
  • Creates specialized information resources and technologies for research and discovery
  • Offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical documents, newspapers, dissertations, etc...
 
   
Encyclopedias  
World Book Encyclopedia

    

Grolier Encyclopedia

        

Bibliography Websites  
Knight Cite (Calvin College) Landmarks Citation Machine (Son of Citation Machine)

Internet Resources

Search Engines

General Reference

Google

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Internet Public Library

Selected Ready Reference Resources

Please see Mrs. Connelly for user name and password

The Buffalo News Website

 

The USA Today Newspaper Website


Hutch Tech Summer Reading List

All incoming students at Hutch Tech this September are required to read all these books for their English classes. The novels should be read prior to the start of classes.
Freshmen

For instructions for The Summer Reading Assignment for INCOMING Freshmen, click the link below:



Summer Reading Information - Incoming Freshmen


 
Sophomores

REQUIRED FOR ENGLISH (Non AP):



Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Students should read the book and complete the reading guide.



Click to get the summer reading assignment:   Symbolism Guide



 


 
Juniors
REQUIRED FOR AP ENGLISH LANG.:


Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Attention AP Language and Composition Students:


To download a free pdf version of Tuesdays with Morrie, click HERE


Please download the assignment by clicking HERE


 




REQUIRED FOR NON AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDENTS:


The following assignment is to be completed before returning to school.  The texts around which the assignment centers will be referred to and studied further in the first quarter, so it is expected that all students familiar with these text and can discuss them in the capacity dictated by the assignment criteria.  The assignment will be graded and count towards the overall grade in the first quarter.


 


Directions:



  1. Read the Four Essays (links are at the bottom of these directions)

  2. Select ONE of the four texts and write a well-developed, text-based response of two to three paragraphs.  In your response, identify a central idea in the text and analyze how the author's use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea.  Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis.  Do not simply summerize the text.

  3. Write an informal, personal response of two to three paragraphs that addresses the following question and all its qualifications:​




  • What was your favoite of the four texts and why?


    • Discuss what you liked about that text compared to the same aspects of ALL THREE OF THE OTHER TEXTS.

      (For example: If you liked the ideas in one, what were the ideas in the others that your didn't like as much and why?)





​​* Please Note: This response requires you to discuss ALL FOUR texts and thus, necessitates the thorough reading of all four texts.



 



**Also Note: You DO NOT have to answer any questions that appear on the pages of the provided texts; the only things you need to write are for items #2 and #3 above.



Links:



The Elusive Theory of Everything



The Story of Bottled Water



How I Learned to Read



Advice to Youth







 


 
Seniors

REQUIRED FOR ENGLISH:



For AP Lit Students:  Please download the Summer Packet by clicking here



          Please download the reading for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest here



For Non-AP English IV Students:  Please download the Summer Packet by clicking here




Here are the URL's For the Short Story and Poems:



Short Story: www.vcu.edu/engweb/webtexts/hour/



Poem 1:http://cocostudio.tumblr.com/post/8522166977/poem-for-flight-by-becky-birtha



Poem 2:http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177017 




BOOKS FOR TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS:

Amazon

The Teen Page lists bestsellers, award winners, classics... (Note: This is a book store, and they do want to sell you books)

Reading Rants!

"Out of the ordinary teen booklists," created by Jennifer Hubert, a young adult librarian, lists books by popular categories.

SmartGirl

This site is just for girls with book reviews by girls.

Teenreads

This site brings teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters and gives them an opportunity to talk about their favorites.


FOR ALL BOOK LOVERS:

Book Browse

Read excerpts from current bestsellers.

Book Magazine

 

Bookreporter

"...where readers and writers click."

College Stuff: Writing Sources:
  The Writing Center: MLA Style
Poetry in Motion: Poetry in Motion:
The Academy of American Poets Bartleby
The Columbia Grangerís World of Poetry Select: databases (library card and password necessary) Everypoet
Poetry & Literature Center of the Library of Congress Ploughshares: The Literary Journal at Emerson College
Poetry Portal Poetry 180 : A Poem a Day for American High Schools
Voice of the Shuttle Modern American Poetry: A Multimedia Companion Anthology
  Web English Teacher

Links:

The National Archives
Constitution Facts.com
Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Founder's Constitution
Classics Online

 


 

Hutch-Tech Library Schedule

Week #4       

 

 

Mon

Tue

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Fri

Letter Day

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 Oct 2

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 Oct 4

 Oct 5th

 Sept 29

1

8:12-8:53

 

OPEN

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2

8:57-9:38

 

open

 

  OPEN

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3

9:42-10:23

 

open

 

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  CLOSED

4E

10:27-11:08

 

open

 

  OPEN

  OPEN

  OPEN

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4L

10:57-11:38

 

open

 

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5E

11:12-11:53

 

open

 

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5L

11:42-12:23

 

open

 

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6

12:27-1:08

 

CLOSED

 

  OPEN

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  opne

7

1:12-1:57

 

open

 

  OPEN

  OPEN

  OPEN

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8

1:57-2:40

 

open

 

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