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Homework Help

AADL is here to help with a variety of services and products offered online or in our library branches! Check out these resources that you can use to get through your next essay, social studies project, or math assignment.

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Circle K Drop-In Homework Help (link to Circle K events on Calendar)

K-12 students can get one-on-one help from college students throughout the school year.

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Brainfuse: Help Now! Live Homework Help

Online tutors are available from 2-11pm every day to assist students, grades 3 through adult, in math, English, science, social studies, GED prep, and more! Just login to your aadl.org account to get started.

Research Databases

Research Databases

(table with links using databases listed on http://aadl.org/research/browse/kids)

Kids doing research projects can find updated information from articles and encyclopedias. Just login to your aadl.org account to get started.

  *To use any of our research databases or to use Brainfuse Homework Help you have to have an AADL username and password. If you don't already have an aadl.org username, just click register on the login page. Make sure to put in your library card number!
 

Ann Arbor Public School Reading Levels

The AADL catalog can help you find books for the appropriate instructional level your child is in at AAPS. Just do a search in our catalog for "AAPS Level" and the appropriate letter or follow the links below to get a list of AADL's holdings in each of the different instructional levels.

AAPS Level A AAPS Level B AAPS Level C AAPS Level D AAPS Level E AAPS Level F AAPS Level G AAPS Level H AAPS Level I AAPS Level J AAPS Level K AAPS Level L AAPS Level M AAPS Level N AAPS Level O AAPS Level P AAPS Level Q AAPS Level R AAPS Level S AAPS Level T AAPS Level U AAPS Level V AAPS Level W AAPS Level X AAPS Level Y AAPS Level Z
  Lexile Reading Levels As Michigan schools adopt Common Core State Standards, more information about a child's reading level may be given to caregivers in Lexile levels. Follow the links below to get a list of AADL’s holdings according to Lexile ranges.
Lexile 100-199 Lexile 200-299 Lexile 300-399 Lexile 400-499 Lexile 500-599 Lexile 600-699 Lexile 700-799 Lexile 800-899 Lexile 900-999 Lexile 1000-1099 Lexile 1100-1199 Lexile 1200-1299 Lexile 1300-1399 Lexile 1400-1499 Lexile 1500-1599 Lexile 1600-1699 Lexile 1700-1799 Lexile 1800-1899

HiLo Books

If you know someone who is overwhelmed by reading, AADL can help. A HiLo book refers to a text that has been written on a lower grade reading level, but with subject matter that would appeal to older students. Interest levels are labeled by age. Just search our catalog with HiLo_level and the appropriate numbered grade reading level (2,3,4,5,6), or follow the links below to get a full list of AADL's holdings in each of the different reading levels.

HiLo: Adults - Reading 4th to 6th grade levels HiLo: Adults - Reading 2nd to 4th grade levels HiLo: High School Students - Reading 4th to 6th grade levels HiLo: High School Students - Reading 2nd to 4th grade levels HiLo: Middle School Students - Reading 2nd to 4th grade levels
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Brainfuse: Live Tutoring & Homework Help

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:42am by Beth Manuel

Homework giving you a headache? You may want to log on to Brainfuse. Their Live Homework Help is available from 2:00 PM-11:00 PM everyday (except Federal Holidays) & the interactive Study Suite is accessible anytime with your aadl account log in information. For more information about all the amazing facets of Brainfuse read these FAQs. Using Brainfuse can make learning fun for parents & kids! College students and adult learners can benefit from it, too! Give it a try!

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Homework Help Returns

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:12pm by shurand

School is back in session and the worksheets, projects, and papers return. As students settle back in to their routines it's good to brush up on some of the resources AADL has to help make after school work educational and, dare we say, fun.

In addition to online databases, reading lists, and access to online tutoring, AADL partners with students from Circle K at the University of Michigan to provide in-person Homework Help. On most Mondays (4 - 8pm), Wednesdays (4 - 8 pm), and Sundays (3 - 5 pm) students can meet in the Downtown Branch's Youth Story Corner to study alongside their peers and receive help from Circle K volunteers.

NEW this term, Homework Help is also available at Traverwood! Starting this week, Circle K tutors will be available most Thursdays from 4 - 6 pm in the Traverwood Branch program room.

Participants are always encouraged to check the schedule to confirm when Homework Help is being offered.

Best of luck to everyone with your studies this year!

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Let's Talk About MeL, Baby!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 9:33am by Beth Manuel

We frequently refer patrons to the MeLCat when we don't have a book on our shelves that they are looking for; but I never knew about this awesome portal for educators till now. Developed and maintained by educators for educators, parents, and students, it is a one-stop collection of assessments, lesson plans, online interactive sessions, and videos, all aligned to the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and the Michigan standards. Interested? Visit M.O.R.E. by clicking on the Teachers tab at MeL.org and register for a free account to be able to use all the tools available in the portal.

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Brainfuse: Live Tutoring & Homework Help

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:59pm by Beth Manuel

Have you forgotten everything you learned in school already? Don't despair! You can log on to Brainfuse. Their live Homework Help is available from 2:00PM-11:00PM every day, even in summer! The interactive Study Suite is accessible anytime with your AADL account log in information. For more details about the amazing facets of Brainfuse read these FAQs. Using Brainfuse can make learning fun for parents & kids! College students and adult learners can benefit from it, too! Give it a try and you can re-learn the stuff you thought you forgot.

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Learning Express Library

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 9:57am by Beth Manuel

Did you know that you can access dozens of practice tests and 150 e-books by going to the LearningExpress Library from our Research Pages? Just click on the Research Tab and then the click on the link that says "Test Prep". LearningExpress Library is the sole item with that heading. You will need an additional log in to access this database to take practice tests. Once you get there, you'll see all sorts of test preparation resources from the GMAT, the LSAT, the PCAT and the GRE. There's even some basic math skill building, which can be useful for everyone, every day! Can I get an "Awesome" on that? Because it really is awesome!! Tell your friends!

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Wednesday, May 29th Tutoring from 6:00-8:00 pm Only

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 1:40pm by schoenbaechlere

Circle K Tutoring will be available on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm only. Due to a last minute conflict, no tutors will be available from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Regular weekday tutoring sessions from 4:00 to 8:00 pm will resume on Monday, June 3rd. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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No Circle K Homework Help sessions between April 22 and May 8

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 11:41am by schoenbaechlere

Due to U of M exams and the break between semesters, there will be a break in sessions for about 2 weeks.

Homework Help will go on temporary hiatus after the Monday, April 22nd session. It will then restart on Wednesday, May 8th and last through Wednesday, June 12th. There will be no session on Monday, May 27th, as the Library will be closed for Memorial Day.

As a reminder, Circle K Homework Help sessions take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:00-8:00 pm, and on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 pm. All sessions are held in the Downtown Youth Story Corner.

AADL also provides access to Brainfuse, an online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2:00 -11:00 pm every day!

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Wednesday, April 3rd Tutoring from 4:00-6:00 pm Only

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 1:02pm by schoenbaechlere

Circle K Tutoring will be available on Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 pm only. Due to a last minute conflict, no tutors will be available from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Regular tutoring sessions from 4:00 to 8:00 pm will resume on Monday, April 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Brainfuse: Live Tutoring & Homework Help

Wed, 03/06/2013 - 12:05pm by Beth Manuel

Homework giving you a headache? You may want to log on to Brainfuse. Their Live Homework Help is available from 2:00 PM-11:00 PM everyday (except Federal Holidays) & the interactive Study Suite is accessible anytime with your aadl account log in information. For more information about all the amazing facets of Brainfuse read these FAQs. Using Brainfuse can make learning fun for parents & kids! College students and adult learners can benefit from it, too! Give it a try!