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A focus on Library

Mary, our librarian

Library Skills and Curriculum

Children are introduced to accepted procedures in the library such as: taking proper care of books; checking books in and out of the library; recognizing fiction and non-fiction sections of the library; making guided and non-guided book choice selections.

Fiction choices
Non-fiction choices

Children are learning to read and encouraged to make level and interest appropriate book selections for class and home reading. Children are introduced to books by their author, illustrator, or by topic. Mary often begins the lesson with read aloud time.*  Children are encouraged to locate fiction chapter books, using call numbers for non-fiction selection, and recognizing the ten section of The Library.

It's fun reading in the loft!

Library use is encouraged during recess time, before and after school hours, cultivating a desire to learn to read for enjoyment and information.

* Children consistently and across the board enjoy read aloud time. Mary uses a variety of “voices” to help engage the students' attention to the story. Stories typically feature a particular picture book and the author, with attention to style of writing, content, and “message” the author may be trying to convey. As the stories unfold, there is a discussion about character development, place, time, and setting.

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