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1 Literature Appreciation for Independent Learning “Reading is a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.”

2 Overview of Presentation Overview of Library Media Curriculum Strands Grade Level Objectives for Literature Appreciation Strand Collaboration with Classroom Teacher Tools and Resources Tips for Parents

3 Library Media Curriculum Students locate, access, evaluate, and synthesize information effectively. Research and Information Fluency Students communicate and innovate using digital and visual media. Communication and Innovation Students use technologies for productivity, problem-solving and learning across all content areas. Technology Operations Students practice responsible, safe and ethical use of information resources and technology. Digital Citizenship Students read widely for personal growth, independent learning and enjoyment. Literature Appreciation

4 Essential Question: How can reading become a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment? What does it mean to be a life-long reader?

5 K – 5 Grade Level Objectives for Library Media Develop appreciation and self-motivation as a reader. Determine and select materials appropriate to personal abilities and interests. Understand and use the library as an information and pleasure reading source. Collaborate and share knowledge of information and literary sources

6 Lessons and Activities Select books to support classroom learning - using picture walks, words, “5 fingers” Participate in read-aloud, storytelling, and book talking. Book Advisory Use of Online Catalog (Destiny) to choose a book. Digital storytelling Book Reviews Genre and award-winning books Literacy promotions / displays

7 Collaboration with Classroom Teachers Book Exchange ◦ Grade 2-5 teacher comes to Book Exchange and helps students choose their books. Support Reading Curriculum  Assist in finding high interest books that supplement leveled collections.  Help students towards independence in selecting and locating books in the library.  Create booklists appropriate to curriculum needs. Reading for enjoyment / create lifelong readers

8 How do we accomplish this? Read-Alouds, Storytelling and Book Talks ◦ K-1 Storytelling ◦ 2-5 Book Talks Help students find a book that they can read and enjoy. Urge students to read books they might overlook.

9 How do we accomplish this? Independently search and locate books using the online catalog – Destiny. Since September 2010, Glenville students have taken out over 15,000 books from the Glenville School Library.

10 Destiny Online Catalog Destiny – Online Catalog Search by keyword, subject, author, title, series Search by reading program and levels (F&P levels incorporated during last two years) Search by format, i.e., eBooks.

11 Top 10 Titles and Series at Glenville School Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series) by Jeff Kinney. Sammy Keyes (Series) by Wendelin van Draanen Warriors (Series) by Erin Hunter Alexander Graham Bell by Ann Gaines Mercy Watson (Series) by Kate DiCamillo Michael Jordan: Basketball’s Soaring Star by Paul Deegan Purplicious by Victoria Kann Rainbow Magic (Series) by Daisy Meadows A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quartet Series) by Madeleine L'Engle Geronimo Stilton (Series) by “Geronimo Stilton”

12 More Destiny… Basic Library Search ◦ (title, author, keyword, subject) Power Search Title information Category/Visual Search WebPath Express Destiny Quest – includes latest arrivals, most popular books, ability to save lists Book Reviews

13 WebPath Express

14 DestinyQuest Advanced search by interest, reading level, genre, subject, etc. Create your own list by dragging-and-dropping Create a list of websites Information on new arrivals, resource lists, top ten and more.

15 Other Resources Greenwich Public Schools Virtual Library   World Book for Kids  World Book Student  Grade Level Resources on Virtual Library

16 Reading Promotion Ideas Celebrate National Reading/Library Events: ◦ Read Across America (March) – Also known as Dr. Seuss day. Read Across America (March) ◦ Get Caught Reading – May is “Get Caught Reading” Month. Get Caught Reading ◦ September is Library Card Sign-up MonthLibrary Card Sign-up Month ◦ Spring Challenge ◦ Drop Everything and Read.

17 Tips for Parents ◦ Read with your child ◦ Show interest in what they are checking out – have them tell you about the book. ◦ Use Destiny and the other resources available to select books, have your child look for them when they come to the library. ◦ Help your child use the other resources available for other reading materials or activities. ◦ Visit the public library and select books together. ◦ Help them get their books back on time so they can try more books.


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