4-LibrarySeptember 28, 2016
4th Grade — Library & Digital Literacy
The elementary school library provides a rich environment for fostering a love of books and reading. Weekly classes include book talks, read-aloud stories, learning activities, and introductions to authors and various genres. Students learn how to navigate the library’s electronic catalog, access online resources, and find books that suit both their interests and research needs.
The library’s mission is to enrich the school’s educational programs, to provide for the interests and needs of students, and to develop and nurture a love of reading.
- Continued exposure to a variety of genres
- Book talks and discussions of characters, storyline and outcomes, building interest in information about authors and illustrators
- Fort Ross reports, biography reports
- Learning to use our electronic card catalog and databases (World Book, Power Knowledge, etc.)
- Dewey Decimal system, locating books, and library organization
- Exposure to various media forms including periodicals, books, animated books, DVDs, websites, and databases
- Acceptable use policy compliance, works cited
Approach to Learning
- Hands-on reenactments (such as visiting Fort Ross and Tent Town), game shows, catalog searching, Dewey scavenger hunt