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WHAT REALLY GOES ON IN THE G.E.S. LIBRARY?

April 01, 2017

So what really does go on in library classes at Goessel Elementary School?  A LOT OF THINGS!  The library program is more than just reading books to students, although that happens a lot with the early grades.  The library curriculum is designed to provide each grade level with information skills that will be useful long after leaving G.E.S.  The curriculum also includes support lessons for college and career readiness standards being taught in the classroom.  Oh yeah, we also have lots of fun!

 

KINDERGARTEN

Weekly accelerated reader tests taken as a class

How to take care of books and the library shelves

Becoming familiar with the different sections of the library

Nursery rhymes (Students learn and illustrate six nursery rhymes and then do a presentation for the 5th graders)

Rhyming words

Mo Willems books (Mr. Pauls loves elephant and piggie!)

Point-of-view

Alphabetical order

Following directions activities

Making predictions

Reading spine labels

 

FIRST GRADE

Alliteration (tongue twisters)

Problem solving

Compare and contrast

Synonyms and antonyms

Context clues

Alphabetical order

Setting

Student presentations of favorite books

Compound words

Story telling

 

SECOND GRADE

Illustrator unit (Lane Smith, Michael Weisner, Janet Stevens)

Compare and contrast

Parts of a book (Title page, table of contents, index, and glossary)

Poetry unit (Each student writes and illustrates an original poem)

Write a story unit

 

THIRD GRADE

Biographies

Alphabetical order to the third letter

Locating books on the shelves using the library automated program

Tomorrow’s Alphabet project

Mystery/detective unit

Retelling stories

 

FOURTH GRADE

13 Words project

Giving good directions

Author’s purpose

Cause and effect

Evaluating websites

Locating books in the nonfiction section

 

FIFTH GRADE

Graphic novel unit (Students create a four-panel graphic novel)

Onomatopoeia

Cause and effect

Book portfolios (Each student creates a book portfolio on the book of his/her choosing and presents it to the class)

 

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