St. Gregory Catholic School, Phoenix, AZ
Welcome to the St. Gregory Catholic School Library!
Interested in finding a book in the St. Gregory School Library? Our Destiny Online Card Catalog gives you access to our entire collection of over 11,000 books. Search by keyword, title, author, subject and more! You may also place books on hold by logging into your library account. You will be notified when your hold is available for pickup. Happy searching!
Book Expert Online is a searchable database that provides information about books with Reading Counts! quizzes. Search by title, author, grade level, Lexile measure and other criteria to find information about books in the program. This is the best way to find out the lexile and point value of books before you read them.
Reading Counts is an independent reading program used to encourage students to grow as readers. The program is tailored to each student allowing teachers to help all students to stretch and strengthen their reading muscles. Students will be asked to read within a Lexile range based on their Reading Inventory. Each book is lexiled and assigned a point value based on length and difficulty of the text. When a student successfully passes the quiz, they earn the points for the book.
Reading Inventory is an assessment used to determine a student's independent reading level, reported in a Lexile measure. In order to track growth, plan for instruction and adjust each student's Reading Counts goal, we administer it to students in grades 2 - 8 three times each year. Teachers will communicate with students how and when to take this assessment.
How to take the Reading Inventory
This Google Slides presentation is a resource explaining everything you need to know about the Reading Inventory. Students may watch the slideshow to familiarize themselves with the process and as a reference for how to login, however, please do not take the Reading Inventory until instructed to do so by your Literature teacher.
How to take a Reading Counts Quiz
This Google Slides presentation is a resource explaining how to take a Reading Counts Quiz. It will cover how to login, the quiz process, how to logout and important reminders. When you are ready to take a Reading Counts Quiz, you may click on the link above.
Meet your librarian...
Hello! My name is Mrs. Sullivan and I have the absolute pleasure of being the librarian at St. Gregory Catholic School. Welcome to our library! While my job may look a bit different this year with the impact of Covid19, I essentially have the the same goals as always...to connect you to good books and ignite within you a love of reading!
I graduated from the University of Dallas with a BA in Psychology and a Concentration in Business. I then continued on to get my post-baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education. I started my career teaching 2nd and then 5th grade. After staying home to raise my babies, I was excited to return to the education profession. Moving into the role of librarian was a perfect fit for me since I am an avid reader and reading was always one of my favorite subjects to teach. This is my 14th year as the St. Gregory librarian. I look forward to working with you to unlock your love of reading!