|Lessons for August will be ongoing with continuous modeling and practice|
Review - What is the Library and what are the rules/procedures?
Students will tour the library and learn that the library is the place to come for books to read and to find information about things (research). They will be introduced to rules and procedures and how they relate to our "Be your BEST" motto. They will see these expectations modeled and will practice them.
Use inside voices
Take care of materials
Show repect to others
Students will be given assigned seat to aid librarian in identifying students who are both present and absent (for safety and record-keeping purposes). Transition and modeling strategies will be used. Students will also learn a quiet/attention strategy, raise hand to speak, hand signal for bathroom emergency. Review library procedures with - Student Drawings of "Do's & Don'ts" and The good library user & the bad library user
How do we care for and check out books?
Students review knowledge of how to handle a book properly. Book handling will be modeled for them. Students will practice with books and book buddies.
Students will review use of shelf markers and check out procedures. Students will practice these behaviors as they check out books. Flexible checkout rules will be modeled and practiced. Animals should definitely not borrow library books. "The Incredibly Fantastic Story" by Carl Dellutri
Review - How do we listen to stories?
Students will participate in a transition song/chant to prepare them for storytime that will become a routine when it is time to listen. Attention getters will also be used. Students will learn the procedures for listening in the story corner and be assigned a story corner seat for safety/record-keeping. Students will practice: legs crossed, on bottom, hands in lap/to self, in personal space, quiet listening, raising hand to speak, signal for audience participation, hand signal for bathroom emergency.
Review- How to Choose a Book
Model for students how to choose a book that interests them and that they will be able to read successfully using the BLIPA criteria and Five Finger Test. At this time also discuss Accelerated Reader recognition and STAR test level labels on library books.
The Five Finger Test BLIPA-Choosing a Good Book to Read
Possible Books/Stories Include:
Eppossumondas by Colleen Salley, "The Possum Crawls Tonight"song; Great Fuzz Frenzy and Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens, Shelf Elf or Marion series from Highsmith Library Supply, Gilbert Possum series
|Library songs, The 'Possum Crawls Tonight song|
Organization of the Library Part 1 - E and FIC
(multiple class sessions)
Students will review the main sections of the library and their organization. Students will be given several challenges. First alphabetical order review games such as sticks and stones and those found at ____
Next students will be challenged to sequence a stack of books in the correct order at their table.
Students will then be provided a book and asked to place a shelf marker in the spot that would be that book's home.
To effectively find information in a library, students must be able to use an OPAC. In this lesson they are introduced to searching for authors. It could be easily adapted to search a subject or a title.
Have your students imagine themselves as authors. Their books are so good that they have copies of them in the school library! In this lesson students will use library and alphabetizing skills to create a pretend book spine of a "book" that they have authored. Using a template page included in this lesson, each student will title their "book" and create the correct call number using the first three letters of their last name. For interest, students may check in the OPAC to see if anyone with their last name has authored a book in the LMC. Then students will locate the exact spot on the shelves where their "book" belongs; sliding it between the correct two books for the LMS to check. As a secondary project, the class "books" could be put in alphabetical order as a wall or bulletin board display.
This lesson is designed to be used with students who are first being introduced to the Dewey Decimal System of classification for non-fiction books. It should be used after students have an understanding of the difference between fiction and non-fiction
Online info with printable bookmarks for each Dewey section
Students will learn about the upcoming bookfair including rules/procedures for it. They will also participate in activities related to the Scholastic Book Fair theme including watching the K-2 video for the fair and reading about the books that are coming on the promotional flyer.
|Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman, nonfiction selections from the folk and ghost story section - relate to Dewey|
|KidsClick.org Dewey Browse; Upstart materials|
Students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures. They will learn how both types of folktales employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next.
|Explain the differences between myths, legends, fairy tales, and fables. Give some examples of each type of story and let students sort them by category|
|see the lesson plan at http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=240|
|Story Structure chart modeled after the one at Edsitement and Smartboard|
Students love mysteries and enjoy locating clues. However, they dread using the dictionary if it is presented as a tool with lots of complicated rules. This lesson grabs their attention with a search for a 'secret word' and simplifies the use of guide words by applying familiar alphabetizing rules.
Students will view a powerpoint about the Caldecott Awards and become familiar with several books which have won the award.
|Caldecott Award Books|
|Dixie Elementary School Library Website, ALA Caldecott Website|
|Mouse and the Motorcycle |
|Nonfiction Craft Lessons by Ralph Fletcher |
Alternate plan - Insect Parts and Pieces
|February||Geographic References |
Students will review geographic references and apply their use to learn about famous people.
Students will become familiar with the biography section of the library. They will also become familiar with several famous people in history. This activity may be included in a social studies unit about famous people of the past. The students will choose a topic, do research, take notes, and create a final document including scanned photographs, building confidence in their ability to achieve the learning requirements
|Snowflake Bentley, Yoko’s Paper Cranes|
|scanner, word software and laptops, Geospy|
Spring Book Fair
Jack Tales and Appalachian Heritage
|Jack and the Beanstalk by Steven Kellogg, Jack Tales from story collection; English, Scotts-Irish, and German folktales, Appalachian and Kentucky authors - George Ella Lyon, Jesse Stuart, Cynthia Rylant|
|Jesse Stuart Thinkquest - outstanding! |
consider ordering: http://www.literatureplace.com/bookfolios/bookfolio.asp?BookfolioID=86#Read-aloud%20Recommendation:
Poetry and Poets: George Ella Lyon
|To be determined...|
|May need to extend Appalachian Unit into April, |
National Poetry Month toolkit
|Reading Promotions and Finish anything we didn't get to do|