Last week, I went over the parts of a book with Kindergarten and first grade classes.
We read this book first.
Then we completed this worksheet to review the parts of a book.
I also taught a simple lesson to 2nd grade about how to use the visual search tool on Destiny to find Good Fit Books and then they completed this worksheet to practice filling out a Destiny Search slip. Next week I will introduce shelf order to second grade.
I reviewed call numbers with third grade and introduced ABC shelf order to them. Then they completed this worksheet. It was a good segway into our lessons for next week...dictionary skills.
I moved on to the non-fiction section with fourth and fifth grade because they were pretty proficient in using Destiny to find fiction books. I did my iPad Dewey scavenger hunt with them. You can read about what I did last year here.
This year, I jazzed up the clues a bit to make it a bit more visual appealing. I hope to have a pack ready to post on TpT very soon. I want to make sure it's generic enough to use in any Media Center, so I have to tweak what I made for my Media Center just a bit. I will be sure to let you know as soon as it's available.
So that's what I've been up to these past few weeks. Anything exciting going on in your Media Center this week? Are you participating in International Dot Day?