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Links for Students
Use this link to search the Captain Shreve Library Collection, view the Accelerated Reader Quiz List, and more.
The State Library of Louisiana offers free resources and tutoring from Tutor.com. Tutoring is available Sunday-Thursday from 2:00 pm-10:00 pm. Tutoring in Spanish is available as well. The site also offers other helpful resources that are available 24/7.
This page contains a list of search engines that are divided into various categories in order to aid you in your research. Each search engine has been found to provide helpful and useful search results in the category it is listed in.
CustomGuide.com provides free quick reference guides for each of the programs that come with Microsoft Office 2010. By registering for a free account, you can gain access to these guides and use them to further your knowledge of these commonly used programs.
This resource helps to determine whether or not a website is credible, biased, accurate, and current.
This article by Microsoft is provided as a reference for the keyboard shortcuts needed to form letters found in foreign languages.
The Purdue OWL provides writing tips and rules for various types of writing, along with citation and grammar rules.
This website provides MLA citation and MLA works cited rules and examples.
Important links to be used for research and class assignments.
Accelerated Reader (AR)
Reading is a crucial skill for academic success not only in English classes but also in social studies, science, and even math classess. You can help your student by encouraging the to spend time each day practicing this skill.
At Captain Shreve we will continue to help students improve their reading comprehension and develop their vocabulary through the use of Accelerated Reading. All students, freshmen through seniors, will be given a test in August or early September. They then will begin reading books in their zone and testing on those books by computer in the library. English teachers as well as teachers from different disciplines will be talking to students about their expectations. One of the goals will be for students to achieve an 85% or higher on the reading tests. Scientifically based research has proven that students who read 20 minutes a day show significant gains in comprehension, vocabulary, and in reasoning and problem-solving skills. Look for Accelerated Books at your house and encourage your students to practice daily.
A list of Accelerated Reading tests can be found here:New Quiz List for Accelerated Reader