This week sixth graders worked on locating key words in questions before googling them to find the answers. They were given a sheet with a list of 20 questions (random but interesting questions) and first they highlighted the key words with a yellow highlighter pen (they loved the highlighters!). Then they began their search. Focusing on the key words makes such a difference in getting the most accurate hits and pares down the number of hits as well.
Also in the Library this week…
Kindergarten–The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend is just that–perfect. The size of the book, the engaging illlustrations, the hilarious dialog, and the touching little message make this an ideal read aloud book for this age group. They loved it!
First-Third Grade–we are finishing up our California Young Reader Medal nominees this week and voting. Stay tuned for the winner for our school. In May we will get the results for the entire state.
Fourth Grade–Fourth graders worked on their Non-Fiction Text Feature Hunt. We do this over two weeks and students find non-fiction books, locate the text features and write about how each features helps them get information from a non-fiction book.
Fifth Grade–no library this week. They were at CIMI.