Newport Public Library is eager to work with teachers. Please contact us to:
- Schedule a visit to the library for your students
- Schedule a librarian to visit your classroom
- Tell us about topics your students will be researching
- Learn about our online databases
- Ask for a bibliography on a topic
- Ask us to set up a resource shelf for your students
Please use Assignment Alert for Teachers to request the above services.
You can also call the young adult department at 401-847-8720 x206 or email us at [email protected] for more information.
EDUCATION RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER (ERIC) – An online library of education research and information maintained by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Provides article, reports, and data for people interested in learning more about the theory and practice of education. (Library card required to log in.)
EXPLORA – EDUCATOR’S EDITION – EBSCO’s interface for teachers, offering access to lesson plans, curriculum standards, and professional development resources. Allows you to access multiple EBSCO databases at once, using a Google-like search box. Patrons can search across ERIC, Teacher Reference Center, Points of View Reference Center, and EBSCO’s ebook collection. (Library card required to log in.)
RocketBooks study companions – These DVDs provide stories/plays in a video format which also includes chapter summaries, in-depth analyses and pop quizzes after each chapter. The library has videos for many of Shakespeare’s plays and other popular classics. They can be checked out for use by teachers and students.
TeenBookCloud from Tumblebooks is a curated database of e-books and other digital content for Middle Schools and High Schools, as well as Public Libraries. The growing collection features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more!
The state office of library services (OLIS) has put together a list of on-line resources from your RI libraries useful for education and enrichment. We hope you find them helpful as you continue your home schooling efforts.
Exploring Europe with Rick Steve’s Classroom