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Elementary School

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

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)

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

Writing and Illustrating Stories (Potato Pants, The Kindergartner's Picnic, and circle stories)

Point-of-view

Alphabetical order

Following directions activities

Making predictions

Reading spine labels

Vocabulary challenges

Beginning letter sounds

 

FIRST GRADE

Alliteration (tongue twisters)

Problem solving

Compare and contrast

Synonyms and antonyms

Context clues

Alphabetical order

Setting

Student presentations of favorite books

Story telling

Vocabulary Challenges

 

SECOND GRADE

Illustrator unit (Lane Smith, David Wiesner, Janet Stevens)

Compare and contrast

"Wumbers" project

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

Vocabulary challenges

Ralph S. Mouse 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

Writing summaries

Vocabulary challenges

Self check-out

 

FOURTH GRADE

13 Words project

Author’s purpose

Cause and effect

Locating books in the nonfiction section

Vocabulary challenges

Alliteration

Descriptive writing

Editing student writing

 

FIFTH GRADE

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

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

Vocabulary challenges

Cause and effect

"Write around" stories

"Choose your own adventere" unit