Review - What is the Purpose/Layout of the Library and What are the Rules and 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). Age-appropriate transition and modeling strategies will be used. Students will also learn a quiet/attention strategy, raise hand to speak, hand signal for bathroom emergency.
Orientation - Using a map of the library floor plan, students will review the major sections of the library and what they can find/do there.
What are the responsibilities for book care and checking out books?
Students review knowledge of how to care for a book properly. Book handling will be modeled for them. Students will practice with books.
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. Bookmarks and library cards will be provided to students.
Review and extend to age appropriate behaviors different than those learned in early primary - What are the procedures and expectations for listening during shared reading/presentations?
Students will discuss procedures to be followed when it is time to listen. Attention getters will also be used. Students will learn the procedures for listening to read-alouds/presentations. Students will be assigned a story corner seat for safety/record-keeping. Students will practice respect for personal space, quiet listening, raising hand to speak, signal for audience participation, hand signal for bathroom emergency.
Review- How to Choose a Book
Possible Books/Stories Include:
The Talking Eggsby Robert San Souci, Full Belly Bowl by Jim Aylesworth,
|Library songs; Review the parts of a book; Parts of a Book Scavenger Hunt |
Laptop care and use, Internet Safety, info vs. ads, confidentiality
E, FIC, and B shelf order
Students will review alphabetical order: Alphabetical order hotlist
, Alphabetical Order
, ABC assessment
Students will be given a challenge task each library visit this month - first challenge is to work as a table team to organize a set of books in shelf order using their spine labels. Second challenge is to independently shelve one of the books in their stack and have the media specialist check it for accuracy. A Book by Me in the Library
Nonfiction Shelf Order
September Read Alouds
|Selected chapters from Fiction books|
|difference between fiction and non-fiction; Online info with printable bookmarks for each Dewey section; Can you Do the Dewey?; KidsClick Dewey|
Continue Dewey as needed
Curiosity is a great motivator. In this lesson, students are handed plastic eggs with a question in it. Seeing the plastic egg and wondering what is in them immediately attracts student's attention. Their attention is on the lesson so they know what to do with their egg and question. They cannot wait to see what question they have to answer. Also see Book Look Scavenger Hunts
AR search skills
Demonstrate and have students practice searching AR for books on their level and then moving to OPAC to get the location of the book. Show them how to use scrap slips of paper to note the call number and make sure baskets of these slips and golf pencils are out for their use at all times.
|Wolves in the Walls, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series|
|Book Look available from Upstart, A Book by Me in the Library (extend to creating a nonfiction book) |
Book Fair Chairperson's Toolkit
| ||Fiction and nonfiction review and research |
Students will be engaged with TBD teaser which will inspire them to inquire about inventions and machines. Students will then narrow a topic and begin to research it.
|Chopsticks, Forks, and other Tools for Eating by Lauber, So you Want to Be an Inventor?|
|KYVL and other resources on inventions and machines, How Things Work, The Way Things Work nonfiction book, Rube Goldberg, collections of objects to examine|
Students will learn strategies to avoid plagiarism taking notes on their invention/machine
Students will create a graphic organizer to summarize what they learned about their invention/machine
|Fiction and nonfiction selections - consider magazine articles for this month|
|Note-star, Big6 website, Noodletools, Summarization in any subject, Nonfiction Craft Lessons, A Treasure Hunt Reading for Information and Note-taking|
Author Focus - Beverly Cleary or E.L. Konigsberg
Students will become familiar with one of America's most beloved children's authors and her books.
Students will become aware of the Newbery Award and be introduced to several books which have one this award or honors for distinguished writing.
|excerpts from Beverly Cleary books and Newbery winners/honors |
|Dixie Elementary website; ppt. on Beverly Cleary; Digital projector|
After using a graphic organizer to collect prior knowledge of what a slave is. Students will listen to and discuss the story of one slave's escape to freedom. This lesson is designed as a springboard to a unit on slavery, the Underground Railroad and the struggle for African American civil rights.
African American Biographies and Geographic References
Students will become familiar with the biography section and research African American biographies. They will also review and apply use of geographic references for research.
|Henry's Freedom Box, Biography of Rosa Parks|
|Searching for the Truth, Famous People - Biography, Bio4Kids website, KYVL encyclopedias, biography section of library, Geospy|
Mexico Fiction and Nonfiction
Students will learn about the geography and culture of Mexico through folktales, fiction set in Mexico, and through nonfiction research.
|excerpt from Esperanza Rising, Legend of the Poinsettia, other Mexican folktales|
|KYVL, encyclopedias, dictionaries (including a Spanish dictionary), print and digital media|
Devices– rhyme, alliteration
Poetry purposes – descriptive, narrative
South American Rainforest Fiction and Nonfiction
A read-aloud of the book The Umbrella by Jan Brett will be used to engage students in an exploration of South American rainforests. Students will research about the South American Rainforest through a variety of media including fiction and nonfiction books and digital media including video.
|The Umbrella by Jan Brett, and resources on the S.A. rain forest and its animals|
|Poetry powerpoint, Note-star, Big6, Noodletools, Nonfiction Craft Lessons, Summarization in any subject |
|Finish S.A. Rainforest research. Come to closure on the year.|
| ||Possible Review Activities: |