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sophie

New Arrivals!

In this novel, the reader follows Sophie as she learns that her…
trouble

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JOHN WATERS: I should say right off that I am really qualified…
girl

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Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story…
hall

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Roses and old books... This is a dark and delightful Gothic…
lebron

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 This is an excerpt from "Return of the King" by Brian Windhorst…
sky

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Lighter. Leaner. Faster. Raesha will to do whatever it takes…
irresistible

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"An urgent and expert investigation into behavioral addiction,…
piecing

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About Piecing Me Together Jade believes she must get out of…
pit bull

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When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces…
empire

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Valerian and Laureline are exploring Syrte, capital planet of…
zoo

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There were 380,000 Jews in Warsaw on the eve of World War II.…
shoot

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ABOUT SHOOT LIKE A GIRL “A must-read about an American patriot…
kirkus

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The unlikely romance between America’s first treasury secretary…
Resource Links
  • Online Practice Driving Tests  Through a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, students at Jamestown High School can access free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests.
  • Databases through the Williamsburg Regional Library
    All WJCC students now have access to more than 50 databases available online through the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL).  No library card is needed.  When prompted to enter a library card barcode number at any of the databases, enter “wjcc” followed immediately by your school id number.  Example: wjcc10000111. If you do not know your school id it is listed on your StudentVue under Student Info. You may also get it from Library staff.
  • Office 365 login information.  Follow the link.  Your email address is your network login name (last name, first initial, STU and graduation year.  Example: browndstu19).  Your username is followed by @student.wjccschools.org.  Example: browndstu19@student.wjccschools.org.  Your password is your network password, either student id or the password you created.
  • College Prep Center: Online Practice PSAT, ACT, SAT & AP Tests and Tutorials (No library card needed to register)
  • EasyBib EDU  Click here if you already have a school EasyBib account. You will need to put in a new coupon code.  The coupon code for 2016-2017 is Jameshs764.  Your old work will still be available.If you are new to EasyBib register here EasyBib.  You will then upgrade your account using the 2016-2017 coupon code (Jameshs764).If you created an EasyBib account in middle school, you must create a new account using the instructions above.
  • In Text Citations MLA Using Easybib for paranthetical citations.

Copyright-Free Audio Resources:

Copyright-Free Image Resources (check each website for terms):

Poetry Resources
Pathfinders
Presentation Platform Options

Presntation Platforms Chart

WeVideo Code: If you already have a free version, use this code to upgrade to school subscrition: EHQICVG763QM

WeVideo Link: Use this link if you want to create an account linked to Jamestown’s https://www.wevideo.com/invite/?promo=EHQICVG763QM&join=-1634228664

We Video Instructions

Other Presentation Options:

StoryboardThat: Create an account.  School name: jamestownhs Access Key: jhseagles

Prezi: Create free public account.  Templates available or create your own. Add images, video, etc.  Share via link, download as pdf or prezi portable file.

Literature Resource Guides
Career Exploration Resources
Current Science Articles
Using Google Books

Google Books is a great way to find scholarly discussions of your topic.

Try this search box for “othello shakespeare” (without the quotation marks) + other words scholars might use to talk about your topic.

It’s not about reading whole books.

You can use it to find chapters or even shorter discussions of your topic inside books.

ELL and Spanish Language Resources in the Library

School Databases: JHS has a number of databases that have translate and text-to-speech features.  Once translated, the audio is available in that language.  Most of these databases allow you to download MP3 files.  No login is required at school.  If you are off-site, please see the Library page for Offsite Database access for login information.

World Book Online http://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/home World Book Online is a comprehensive encyclopedia. It includes a text to speech button with two speed settings. World Book Online includes encyclopedia articles, a dictionary, tables, Back in Time, Special Reports, websites, resource guides, Teaching with Documents, maps, images, sounds, videos & animations, and historical maps.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos http://www.worldbookonline.com/eeh/home Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos offers World Book’s content in Spanish. It includes a Spanish visual dictionary, bilingual features, resources for people, places, science, mathematics, world religions, plants & animals, history & government, the arts, and sports & recreation.

Culturegrams http://online.culturegrams.com/ Experience the world through extensive cultural information on more than 200 countries. Culturegrams features photo galleries, flags, cultural terms, slideshows, national anthems, videos, Average Person Infographic, interviews with native children and adults from countries around the world, recipes, biographies of famous people for each country, a currency converter, teaching activities, text-to-speech capability, and printable maps.

WRL Databaseshttp://www.wrl.org/find-it-online/databases/all All WJCC students have access to the many databases through the Williamsburg Regional Library.  They should login with the username wccc plus their student id instead of a library barcode number.  Most of these databases also have translate features.

Mango Languageshttps://connect.mangolanguages.com/dashboard Login with wjcc plus the student id number.  Students can create accounts and track progress or randomly.  Over 44 languages are available.  Special resources include movies that allow students to engage with dialogue, grammar, etc., as well as specialized modules, including texting in Spanish and Romance in French.

Spanish Language Books via the Library:  There are over 800 spanish language books available from other WJCC schools.  To find them, access the Online Catalog link use the search terms “spanish language” and under location, choose Williamsburg-James City County Schools.  You may request any book in the district, just see your librarians.

The following titles are available in the Jamestown Library.

Signing in fourteen languages : a multilingual dictionary of 2,500 American Sign Language words.
Call #: 419 PRO Proctor, Claude O.
Published 2000

Bendíceme, Última
Call #: 468 ANA Anaya, Rudolfo A.
Published 1994

Cassellʾs Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary = Diccionario español-inglés, inglés-español.
Call #: 468 CAS
Published 1978

Larousse concise dictionary : Spanish-English, English-Spanish
Call #: 468 LAR [editors/redacción, Antonio Fortin … [et al.]].
Published 2009

Practical Spanish grammar : a self-teaching guide
Call #: 468.2 PRA Prado, Marcial, 1933-
Series: Wiley self-teaching guides
Published 1997

De Chirico
Call #: 759.5 DE general editor, José María Faerna ; translated from the Spanish by Diane Cobos ; [editor, English-language edition, Sarah Burns].
Series: Great modern masters
Published 1995

Guerra de quinceañeras
Call #: F ALE Alegría, Malín.
Published 2013

Los juegos del hambre
[ Book ] Call #: F COL Collins, Suzanne.
Published 2012
Interest Level: Young Adult
Out

Correr o morir
[ Book ] Call #: F DAS Dashner, James, 1972-
Series: Maze runner.
Published 2010
Interest Level: Young Adult
Lost

Hush, hush
Call #: F FIT Fitzpatrick, Becca.
Published 2014

Identificación
[ Book ] Call #: F GRA Grant, Vicki.
Series: Orca soundings
Published 2009
Interest Level: Young Adult
In

El blanco
Call #: F HAR Harvey, Sarah N., 1950-
Published 2010

Trece sobres azules
Call #: F JOH Johnson, Maureen, 1973-
Published 2016

Matar un ruiseñor
Call #: F LEE Lee, Harper.
Published 2011

Diez
Call #: F MCN McNeil, Gretchen.
Published 2015

El ladrón del rayo
Call #: F RIO Riordan, Rick.
Series: Percy Jackson y los dioses del Olimpo ; libro 1o
Published 2010

Bajo el cielo eterno
Call #: F ROS Rossi, Veronica.
Published 2012

Asylum
Call #: F ROU Roux, Madeleine, 1985-
Published 2014

Desolación
[ Book ] Call #: F STE Stevenson, Robin, 1968-
Series: Orca soundings
Published 2012
Interest Level: Young Adult
In

En el bosque
Call #: F STE Stevenson, Robin, 1968-
Published 2012

Al límite
Call #: F WAL Walters, Eric, 1957-
Published 2010

The Oxford Spanish dictionary : Spanish-English/English-Spanish
Call #: R 463.21 OXF chief editors Beatriz Galimberti Jarman, Roy Russell ; senior editors Carol Styles, Stephanie Parker, Cristina Hülskamp = El diccionario Oxford : Espa
Published 1994

The Oxford-Duden pictorial Spanish and English dictionary.
Call #: R 468 OXF
Published 1995

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2017 College Common Read Titles

Seniors, grab a copy of your new alma mater’s Summer Read or Common Read book!  Many schools have announced their book pick for 2017.  An asterisk means we have a copy at Jamestown.

We will add to the list below as titles are chosen.

*Albion College: Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo` Crucet

*Appalachian State College: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

*Auburn University: The Circle by Dave Eggers

*Bucknell University: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

College of Charleston: The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman

Duke: The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard Blanco

East Carolina State University: Evicted: Poverty and Property in the American City by Matthew Desmond

*Elon: Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel by Jennine Capo Crucet

*Flagler College: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

*George Mason: Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel by Jennine Cap Crucet

*Goucher College: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

High Point University: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Wal-Mart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan

*Kent State University: Everyday Ambassador: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World by Kate Otto

*Longwood University: Every Day by David Levithan

*North Carolina State: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

*Ohio State University: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Penn State Main Campus: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario

Penn State Berks: A Girl Named Nina by Norma Tamayo

Princeton University: What is Populism? byJan-Werner Müller

*Providence College: Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

Rutgers University: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

*Stanford University: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi,  *The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, and *Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Smith College: The Book of Unknown Americans byCristina Henríquez

Susquehanna University: Perspectives on Conflict available at the school

Texas Christian University: Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of a Global Citizen, by Firoozeh Dumas

*Tulane: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

University of Central Florida: High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society by Dr. Carl Hart

*University of Delaware: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

*University of Denver: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

University of Florida: Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas

*UMass Amherst: The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates by Wes Moore

University of Maine Honors College: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

*University of Mary Washington: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

University of Michigan/Flint: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

University of Mississippi: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

University of New Orleans: Callings: The Purpose and Decision of Work by Dave Isay

University of Chapel Hil: How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi

University of North Carolina Charlotte: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

*University of North Carolina Greensboro: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

*University of Oregon: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

University of Tennessee: Station Eleven by Emily St. John-Mandel

*University of Vermont: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age by Matt Richtel

Vanderbilt Universit: Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South by Andrew Maraniss.

*VCU: Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

*Virginia Tech: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

*Washington State University: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

*Washington University St. Louis: Frakenstein by Mary Shelley

*West Virginia University: Hidden Figures: The American Dream Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

*Williams College: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Information Literacy

The Information Literacy Unit consists of several modules.

WeVideo Directions

WeVideo is an online video editor with advanced features including green screen capability, collaborative use and more. ***WeVideo works only on Chrome.  Do not use Internet Explorer, it does not support the program***

WeVideo Code: If you already have a free version, use this code to upgrade to school subscrition: EHQICVG763QM

WeVideo Link: Use this link if you want to create an account linked to Jamestown’s https://www.wevideo.com/invite/?promo=EHQICVG763QM&join=-1634228664

We Video Instructions

You can also download the app and record directly from your phone.

AP Lit Summer Reading Book Choices

Get familiar with a title before you choose to read it over the summer.  Click the links below for reviews, trailers, interviews and more.

reservation blues

never let me go

poisonwood bible

sophie's choice

underground

WRL Database Overviews and Lessons