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Library Lessons - January

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

Kindergarten: Students will learn about the characteristics of a fiction book and how to identify a fiction book. They will also learn the characteristics of a nonfiction book and how to identify them. Students will be introduced to the nonfiction eBooks in BookFlix and begin to learn how to navigate digital text. Students will bring home the information they will need to access this database at home.

1st Grade: Students will explore wordless picture books where the details in the illustrations tell the story. Students will also spend some time exploring the wide variety of ABC books. Practice with alphabetical order will prepare our students as they learn about the arrangement of fiction in the library. Students will also review the characteristics of fiction and how to identify fiction books.

2nd Grade: Students will complete their unit on how fiction books are arranged on library shelves with some fun activities. Students will spend two weeks on an author study of  New Hampshire's most famous children's author, Tomie dePaola. 

3nd Grade: Students will be learning about a new genre: realistic fiction. They will have a presentation about the characteristics of realistic fiction and will learn about some of the books we have in this genre. Now that students have learned how to find both fiction and nonfiction books in our library, they will begin to use our library catalog, Destiny. After several weeks of practice our 3rd graders should be able to independently find books of their choice.

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 GradeStudents will be learning about a new genre: science fiction. They will have a presentation about the characteristics of science fiction and will learn about some of the books we have in this genre. Students will learn to identify and use primary and secondary sources. Students will learn about and explore our online encyclopedia, Britannica.

5th GradeStudents will be learning about a new genre: science fiction. They will have a presentation about the characteristics of science fiction and will learn about some of the books we have in this genre. Students will learn to identify and use primary and secondary sources. Students will then learn how to evaluate websites. Ask your student about the 5 W's of website evaluation.