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Library Lessons - March

Here's What Students are Learning in the Library in March

 Kindergarten: When students return to school after their winter vacation, we will begin our unit on traditional literature with nursery rhymes. Students learn about rhythm and rich language in many different rhymes. This is a very interactive unit and one of our student's favorites.

1st Grade: Students will review nonfiction and the characteristics of a nonfiction book. They will then be introduced to the nonfiction eBooks in BookFlix and begin to learn how to navigate digital text. Students will complete their unit on nonfiction digital text by learning about PebbleGo, a database of information geared to young children.  Students will bring home the information they need to access both of these databases at home.

2nd Grade: Students will spend the month of March learning about the parts of a book and learning how a book is made. They will focus on the roles of the author, editor, illustrator and publisher.

3nd Grade: When students return from their winter vacation, they will be learning about a new genre: historical fiction. They will have a presentation about the characteristics of historical fiction and will learn about some of the books we have in this genre. Students will be introduced to CultureGrams, one of our library databases, that provides information about the United States and countries of the world. They will also have an opportunity to explore this database independently. 

4-5: Students will continue to read Great Stone Face Award nominees. They can read any or all of the books and vote for their favorite in April. Click here for more information about this book award.

4th Grade: When students return from their winter vacation, they will be learning about a new genre: historical fiction. They will have a presentation about the characteristics of historical fiction and will learn about some of the books we have in this genre. Students will then spend several weeks learning how to evaluate websites. They will learn some tips to help them identify reliable websites.

5th Grade:  When students return from their winter vacation, they will be learning about a new genre: historical fiction. They will have a presentation about the characteristics of historical fiction and will learn about some of the books we have in this genre. Students will also spend several weeks writing book recommendations for books they feel every 5th grader should read. These recommendations will be shared with next year's 5th grades.