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Hallowell Elementary School Library: Grade 1


PA Young Reader's Choice Voting (K-2)

Book Reviews

A good way for students to think about what they've read is to write a book review.  If your child writes and appropriate review, I will post it here for other students to read.

First Grade in the Library

First grade continues to learn about library procedures, proper book care, and the parts of a book.  Students will begin to explore different genres, comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction books and the effect and power of illustration in children's literature. Students will gain an understanding about call numbers, and how to locate books by call number.

Literature Skills

Students will:

  • Expand skills for listening to stories.
  • Respond to different genres of literature.
  • Listen and respond to nominated Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice titles.
  • Develop an increased knowledge base of a variety of authors and illustrators.

Research & Information Literacy Skills

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an initial understanding of the organization of a library.
  • Identify parts of a book: bar code, publisher, copyright, and place of publication.
  • Explain proper care and handling of materials.
  • Exhibit knowledge of circulation procedures.
  • Demonstrate an increased library vocabulary.
  • Locate and select books for independent reading.
  • Explain the difference between fiction and non-fiction books.
  • Practice appropriate library manners – listening, speaking, sitting, walking, and respecting others.

FollettShelf eBooks

You can visit our eBook collection to check out books to read on your computer, iPad, and other devices. Click on the FollettShelf link below to browse our eShelves. You will need to enter your school user name and password to enter the catalog and begin browsing.