In addition to learning to care for library books, second grade students are reminded of the importance of using placesavers when looking for books. Students are expected to follow appropriate school behavior while in the media center.
Second grade students are learning the difference between fiction and non-fiction books and their location on the shelves. The biography section is introduced. Students develop favorite authors and illustrators. Students are introduced to the reference section, including dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias.
Second grade students are developing skills to become better readers and are introduced to beginning chapter books. We discuss selecting books based on the "five finger" rule, as well as just right read books. We practice the five-finger rule when students have earned their way to the 3rd and 4th grade side. Beginning the second marking period, students hear the story of the Shelf Elf, which monitors their behaviors in the library. Students are expected to use indoor voices, use placesavers, use walking feet, and line up quietly. After a class has successfully earned 10 "checks", they may go to the 3rd and 4th grade side to choose 1 book.
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