September 28, 2016
5th 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 middle school’s 3,850-square-foot library facilities include a library classroom with computers, a quiet reading room, and a large central library space. 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.

  • Literature Appreciation:
  • Genre reading support and evaluation, OverDrive (ebooks)
  • Edible Books Festival
  • Censorship
  • Research:
  • Online Catalog and call numbers, parts of a book, book, library categories, citations, index and table of contents usage, website parts identification, navigation, and evaluation
  • Media Literacy:
  • Overdrive (ebooks), digital dictionaries, thesaurai, Google Presentation support, infographic, website parts identification
  • Digital Citizenship:
  • Email etiquette
  • Approach to Learning:
  • Book talks/tasting, Banned Books Week Display, new book displays and book talks, almanac worksheet and game show, book scavenger hunt, Edible Books Festival
  • Lecture and slideshow on website parts, navigate museum websites, compare dog websites for reliability, slideshow and talk in support of 5th Grade Native American slideshow, infographic slideshow and talk in support of science infographic