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Library - 2nd Grade

The mission of the library program is to promote literacy, foster a love of reading, support the school’s curriculum, and create a place where inquisitive young minds feel welcome to explore. Second graders have a weekly library class, which includes storytelling, read-aloud, learning activities, and time to choose and borrow books.

Units of Study
  • Review and expand on K-1 skills
  • Understand difference between fact and opinion
  • Learn and practice posing questions - the start of the research process
  • Learn and practice searching for answers to questions
  • Introduce concept of evaluating resources
  • Create new version of a fairytale
  • Differentiate different types of text (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, other genres)
  • Connect literature to culture/country of origin with reference to maps, photographs, companion texts
  • Visual literacy (compare and contrast different illustrations of the same story or concept)
  • Poetry, Stories in rhyme
Approaches to Learning
  • Storytelling
  • Read-Aloud
  • Listening skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Text-to-self, text-to-world, and text-to-text connections
  • Exposure to diverse experiences and perspectives through literature
  • Exposure to different genres of literature
  • Hands-on exploration of the library
  • Hands-on learning activities
  • Encourage reading aloud to one another
  • Author visits