Learning Commons

Learning Commons

  • Benefits of Reading

    Back-Up Reading Options for DEAR Time

    Study after study tells us that reading for pleasure:

    • Increases students’ engagement in learning, resulting in higher test scores and more positive attitudes about school and education
    • Improves reading achievement, which includes such things as as a strong vocabulary, a greater use of complex grammatical structures, and the development of a good writing style
    • Promotes cognitive development
    • Increases empathy and social skills
    • Is entertaining (a student who loves books is never bored)
    • Is correlated with better health
    • Leads to a positive sense of well being
    • Reduces stress


  • KHSCD Literacy Week

    4/8/19 - 4/12 19

    "The Book is Always Better than the Movie... #justreadit."


    Get ready for a great Literacy Week FULL of student-planned events... c'mon... grab a book and #justreadit.

  • KHSCD Students #JustReadIt: Lit Week was LIT

    Our Library Media Studies students visited 38 KHSCD classrooms and 3 elementary schools for throwback read-alouds during Literacy Week. Thank you to the 17 teachers who invited us & the baseball team for joining us at Forestville ES! Many participated in DEAR time; we’d like to give a special shoutout to Candace Nelson for her dedication to the LIT life. Our students have mentioned how much they love DEAR time in her room ALL YEAR, not just during Lit Week!  Special highlights of the week were Veronica Roth’s visit (she RAVED about our school to her publisher and Quail Ridge), the many books we got at our book fair, the new cell phone charging locker, the Tap out of Tech Tuesday beach, the book spine stairs, and the VERY energetic Poetry SLAM. Our students love having a real impact on our school with their research and PBL.

    Veronica Roth

    Thursday, April 4th

    VEronica Roth Veronica Roth

    We were very excited to host Veronica Roth Thursday, April 4th during 2nd period. "Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent Series (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection) and the Carve the Mark series (Carve the Mark, The Fates Divide). Her short stories and essays have appeared in the anthologies Summer Days and Summer Nights, Shards and Ashes, and Three Sides of a Heart. The Divergent Series was developed into three major motion pictures.

    Veronica grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University. She now lives in Chicago proper with her husband and dog and writes full-time.


  • Twitter challenge

    Tweet out your favorite lit pics ALL week #justreadit.

    Monday - Sports Day… wear your sports jerseys and make sure you've got a book book for DEAR time (Drop Everything And READ). The LC is actually closed as we are traveling to elementary school to spread the literacy LOVETEACHERS... after-school teacher preview of our community BOOK FAIR sponsored by Quail Ridge!  Book Fair will re-open at 5:30 to parents/community/students before our Academic Recognition Night.

    Back up reading materials for Monday!  

    Tuesday - Beach Bum with a Book dress in beach wear (no bathing suits, please) and  - Check out our BOOK FAIR and participate in Tap out of Tech Tuesday check in your phone in our NEW cell phone charging locker and grab a book and a snack at the LC beach! DEAD POETS SOCIETY in the Room of Requirement at lunch!! bit.ly/deadpoetskhs 

    Back up reading materials for Tuesday! 

    Wednesday - Thing 1 and Thing 2 Day… dress like TWINS, come to the LC to get participate in some LIT buzzfeed quizzes and the BOOK FAIR is openDEAD POETS SOCIETY in the Room of Requirement at lunch!! bit.ly/deadpoetskhs 

    Back up reading for Wednesday!

    Thursday - A Night at the Oscars… dress up OR dress at your favorite book-to-movie character public library card drive at C lunch in the LC  - BOOK FAIR open - AND come to the Poetry SLAM during 4th period at 1:15 - see us for passes if your teacher's class is not able to come!!DEAD POETS SOCIETY in the Room of Requirement at lunch!! bit.ly/deadpoetskhs 

    Back up reading for Thursday!

    Friday - Knightdale READS Day spirirt wear OR support the LGBTQ community Day of Silence - celebrate and READ. 

    Back up reading for Friday!

    "The book is always better than the movie" #justreadit. 


  • EVERYDAY... Make sure you've got reading material - something fun, anything you want!  We will read for 10 minutes of Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time each class, all week.

    Come check out a book from the LC any time you want..  

    You don't need lunch passes during Literacy Week.