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Battle of the Books 2020

Congratulations to our 7th Grade Battle of the Books Team- MMSD Champions!  Team members include Abby, Faith, Maddie, and Maxine.

Congratulations to our 6th Grade Battle of the Books Team- 2nd Place in the MMSD competition!  Team members include Mirabel, Mae, Josephine, and Aela.

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Cherokee Library Media Specialist

  • Favorite novelist:  Jane Austen
  • Favorite social media platform:  Snapchat
  • Favorite short-story author:  Rudyard Kipling
  • Favorite poets:  Poe, Whitman, and Frost
  • YA series:  Harry Potter (I'm old school)
  • Favorite tv. show:  This Old House
  • Book I am recommending right now:  Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Hobbies:  Camping, kayaking, and of course RUNNING
  • I am celebrating my 35th year as an educator!!!!!

What is Ms. McCarthy Reading?

PBS Wisconsin At Home Learning

Xello - student access

MMSD Chromebook Take Home Policy

Ebooks and Audiobooks for your Chromebook

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SORA: The student reading app

Log in with your student ID # and network password

View this slideshow for instructions on how to use SORA.

MMSD Online Resources

Online Resources - For more resources click on the Books tab, Databases tab, or the #Create tab in this Library Portal

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Biliteracy Reading Spanish

Social Studies





Not Cancelled- April is Poetry Month!

I have been a poetry lover all of my life.  When I was young I learned to read and enjoy words because of the fun that I had reading books by Dr. Suess.  In middle school (or jr. high school) I added to my love of poetry after being exposed to works by Edgar Allan Poe by my 8th grade English teacher- she played recorded versions that gave me goosebumps.  Now, I really love Nash, Shakespeare, Whitman, Hughes, Sliverstein, and Robert Frost.  Please enjoy a couple of all-time favorite poems.

Bear in There by Shel Silverstein   (my UW Madison Years)

Adventures of Isabel by Ogden Nash (a favorite of my students when I was a classroom teacher)

Sonnet 18/Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day by William Shakespeare (in book of sonnets that my husband gave me as a birthday gift in 1989)

Oh Captain, My Captain by Walt Whitman (death of Abraham Lincoln/great scene from Dead Poet's Society/movie)

Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes (civil rights movement from way back)

Birches by Robert Frost (who doesn't love Frost?)

Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (a literary classic, first read this at UW- Madison in 1980)

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (a favorite of my students)

School-Approved Games

Free Rice

Learn new words to help end world hunger!

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Digital Compass

Fun games to learn digital citizenship

Digital compass "Anywhere" logo including characters from the website inside the bubble letters

Brain Teasers

Games to grow your brain

Cartoon image of a brain with moving vehicles on it


Answers to fascinating questions you've never thought to ask

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Magnetic Poetry

Move magnetic words to create your own poetic masterpieces

pile of Magentic Poetry word magnets


Google Maps Treks

Explore thrilling parts of the world you've never even heard of

Four places (including their names and country) that you can explore using google maps treks

More Games

Search Our Library Catalog!

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ISTE Standards- Why Chromebooks Are Important Learning Tools

Book Trailers

Free WiFi

1. Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

2. Everyone can now access 1.5 million out-of-home Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free: These hotspots are normally located in business areas, retail locations and transit areas. To find your nearest hotspot, enter your zip code at this link.  Once you are at the location, follow the instructions at to join the hotspot. These 1.5 million hotspots are now free for all who need them through this challenging time.

3. Free WiFi may be found in parking lots outside of Madison Public Libraries and Madison College.

Library @ Home free virtual cardFree virtual library cards are available!

Logging On To Your Chromebook

Not Cancelled

More Fun Stuff

Recommended Reading and Viewing: Authors and Stories

Spanish Library Portal

Find the Lexile for Your Book

Hot Teen Reads!

Ms. McCarthy Weekly Schedule

Tech. Behavior Procedures for Students

New Releases at Cherokee