WOODLAND HILLS LIBRARY
Mrs. Poppens' December Newsletter
What's Happening in the Library!
First and Second Grade
Second graders are on their first leg of learning how to use the online catalog to find books of interest and of need. The first leg is knowing how alphabetize. Their first activity was working with a partner to alphabetize a list of Thanksgiving words.
Starting this month, 3rd graders are working on the skill of using the online catalog. With a partner, students are practicing looking for and writing down the correct information from an entry in the Destiny program. Next steps will be using the information found on the catalog and finding it in the correct area and shelf. This is the pattern I teach them to use for finding books:
A - Area (can be FIC, E, GN/Joke/ Number or BSKT)
S - Shelf - most are in ABC order
T - Title
The next cycle we posted their questions and are reading an article that will cover their questions. Moving forward, we will learn about copyright, fair use, and public domain. While we learn about these topics, we will be practicing paraphrasing, summarizing, and citing sources.
Next up is looking at reliable resources especially in the reference section of the library.