We Love Reading!
At Pacific Christian Academy, teachers foster a love for reading with our library housing over 7,200 books.
Increasing Literacy and Fostering Our Students' Appreciation for Reading
Our elementary library houses age-appropriate fiction covering classic, popular, and Christian literature. We have numerous non-fiction works in biography, history, world culture, and the sciences. Over the years, we have added new books to our elementary library, representing the diversity of our students as one family of God. These books enable our students to understand and appreciate the many cultures represented at PCA. Students enjoy our selections in science and technology.
One of our primary goals to instill a Biblical world view and a knowledge of Christ's teachings from what we read. We take note of characters, behavior, content, and illustrations. Does the text improve our godly reasoning in some way? Does the story provide avenues to apply the truths of the Bible to what we are reading or learning about? Our students are taught to always consider what God says in relation to what they are reading.
Accelerated Reader (A.R.)
Accelerated Reader is a WORLD-WIDE computer-based program that PCA uses to monitor reading practice and progress. It helps teachers guide students to books that are on each student's individual reading level. Students take short quizzes after reading books to check their comprehension, so teachers can assess if they have understood and can recall detail.
Each student, kindergarten (starting mid-year) through 6th-grade levels, will have an individualized yearly reading goal set with guidance from the classroom teacher. As students read books and take quizzes, they are able to earn points to meet their goal. When they earn points and meet their goals, they are given various rewards throughout the year.
Getting Started with AR Important Information
PCA AR INFO LINKS
Parent and Community Volunteers Welcome!
With an application and background check, you might be a mascot, a mentor, a library clerical assistant, a bookshelf elf, and more. You can read to a little child, coach a child who needs to learn the English language, or support children in finding good books! Just contact Mrs. Nelson and apply today. It's a great place to earn your volunteer requirements if you have some to earn.
On Our Eagle Honor, We Try Our Personal Best for Jesus in the PCA Library!
Our Library is Thrilling!
We have research contests, authors' birthday contests, dress-up contests, tricky question contests, vocabulary contests and more!
Student Mentor Model
We have a student mentor model! Our upper grade students love interacting with the littles!