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Hallowell Elementary School Library: Grade 3


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Third Grade in the Library

Third grade students will come to understand that there is an organzational system (Dewey Decimal System) that organizes library collections.  Students will be introduced with the research process focusing on reading for the purpose of extracting facts from texts. Students also will read various genres including biography. 

Literature Skills

Students will:

  • Recognize different types of genre.
  • Identify key components of various forms of biographical writing.
  • Select suitable biography to read independently

Research & Information Literacy Skills

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ten main classes of the Dewey Decimal System utilizing this knowledge to locate materials including fiction, nonfiction and other materials.
  • Locate materials using search strategies in OPAC-Destiny.
  • Explain the arrangement of books in different sections of the library.
  • Differentiate between fact, fiction and opinion.
  • Utilize introductory research skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of parts of a book: cover, spine, title page, author, illustrator, call numbers, publisher, place of publication, copyright date, dedication page, table of contents, index, and glossary.