La Salle Academy Virtual Library

MISSION STATEMENT

Through the online remote access to the Virtual Library, La Salle Academy provides reference and research databases, and websites, to the high school academic community. These resources, delivered in a technologically rich and nurturing environment, promulgate a love of life-long learning, and the advancement of knowledge, for the common good.

DATA BASE

http://www.jstor.org/

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary resources.

* Please contact your respective English Teacher for Login and Password!

CITATION RESOURCE

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material.

MATH RESOURCES

http://mathbits.com/

Mathbits is a site devoted to offering fun, yet challenging, lessons and activities in high school (and college level) mathematics and computer programming for students and teachers.

https://emathinstruction.com/

Emathinstruction offers courses, workbooks, and software downloads to support the students in math learning.

http://www.purplemath.com/

Purple Math offers math lessons which emphasize the practicalities of math, dependable techniques, and common student mistakes.

https://www.khanacademy.org

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

RELIGION RESOURCES

https://www.lasallian.info/

Lasallian.info offers information on the Mission, Vocation, and Founder Saint John Baptist de La Salles.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html

This site offers resources from the Holy See.

www.catholic.org/

Catholic.org offers Catholic news and information.

https://www.catholic.com/

Catholic.com offers information on contemporary issues related to the Catholic Church.

http://www.usccb.org/

This is the official site of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

SCIENCE RESOURCE

http://www.nysedregents.org/livingenvironment/

This site offers past Living Environment Regents Exams from January 2010.

Regents Exam Resources

http://nysedregents.org/

NYSEDRegents.org offers Office of State Assessment past Regents exams.

 

Summer Reading Lists & Resources

Students may purchase books, rent books from their public library, or download e-books from www.gutenberg.org.

Grade 9 Mandatory Summer Reading

  1. Contender by Robert Lipsyte
  2. House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  3. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Letter to parents and students
Reading Guide/Questions
Book Report Template
La Salle Reads-Grade 9

Grade 10 Mandatory Summer Reading

  1. Bless Me Ultima by Anaya, Rudolfo
  2. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  3. A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines
  4. Separate Peace by John Knowles

Letter to parents and students
Reading Guide/Questions
Book Report Template
La Salle Reads-Grade 10

Grade 11 Mandatory Summer Reading

  1. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  2. The Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez
  3. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
  4. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Letters to parents and students
Reading Guide/Questions
Book Report Template
La Salle Reads-Grade 11 

Grade 12 Mandatory Summer Reading

  1. Black Boy by Richard Wright
  2. Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  4. Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

Letter to parents and students
Reading Guide/Questions
Book Report Template
La Salle Reads-Grade 12