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Accelerated Reader

 This site will allow students, teachers, and parents to search for AR books.  We now have ALL tests that AR offers.  We might not have the book in our library, but a student can ask us to purchase it.  It also lists award winners and favorites.

Resources For Aspire Test Prep
AL State Department of Education -Standard of the Week

Course of Study

Website for exemplar items

Homework Alabama


AVL - Alabama Virtual Library

Compass Learning
Compass Learning

2016 Parent Survey
2016 Parent Survey

Please select the link and complete the 2016 Parent Survey for Deshler Middle School.

Links for Students
Alabama Virtual Library

Kids Reads

Spotlights new books

Teen Reads
Spotlights new books

Poetry Alive

Biography Search

Find out about famous people's lives

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Free, High Quality Dictionary

Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed earnings expected job prospects what workers do on the job working conditions

What Should I Read Next?

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included.

Links for Teachers
Jim Trelease


Web Worksheet Wizard

Free books on tape

Curriculum ideas, research tools, web projects

Carol Hurst : Literature and book reviews
Literature and ideas for how to use it

Peggy Sharp
Sharp Ideas You Can Use

Storytelling Activities & Lesson Ideas

The Story Connection

Holiday Crosswords

Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss National Memorial


Authors & Illustrators
Gordon Korman

Lurlene McDaniel

Kathleen Krull

Beverly Cleary

Shel Silverstein

Lemony Snicket

Patrick Carman

Cathy Hopkins

Tom E. Sniegoski

Jennifer Allison

Roald Dahl

Loretta Ellsworth

Kimberly Willis Holt

Angie Sage

Leven Thumps (Obert Skye)

Jerry Spinelli

Candace Fleming

Louis L'Amour

J. K. Rowling

Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)

Stephenie Meyer

Jeff Kinney

Veronica Roth

Copyright Resources - Carol Simpson

Copyright Quiz

Public Domain Slider

The Public Domain slider is a tool to help determine the copyright status of a work that is first published in the United States.  Most of us know that any work published before 1923 is in the public domain, but the copyright status for copyrighted works after 1923 can be difficult to determine because of varying copyright registration requirements over the years and because the term of copyright has changed a number of times.  The good news is that there are many works in the public domain that have been published after 1923 because registration was not renewed and/or the copyright symbol – © – does not appear on the work.  If a work is in the public domain, you are free to use that work in any way that you choose – digitize it, re-publish it, post it on the web etc. – of course with appropriate attribution.

Section 108 Spinner

Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Code allows libraries & archives, under certain circumstances, to make reproductions of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder. This simple tool can help you determine whether or not a particular reproduction is covered by this exemption.

The Exceptions for Instructors eTool

The Exceptions for Instructors eTool guides users through the educational exceptions in U.S. copyright law, helping to explain and clarify rights and responsibilities for the performance and display of copyrighted content in traditional, distance and blended educational models.

Copyright Genie

The Copyright Genie can't grant copyright wishes, but it can take the magic out of copyright by:

  • Helping you find out if a work is covered by U.S. copyright
  • Calculating its terms of protection, and
  • Collecting and publishing the results (as a PDF) to save for your records or further vet with a copyright specialist.

Great Sites for Music
New York Philharmonic

Great Sites for Social Studies
Civil Rights
A great site that includes news footage, photographs, and lesson plans

America's Library

Great Sites for Science
especially great for storm research and learning about weather-related careers


The Science Spot Daily