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Simmons Elementary LibGuide: Grade 4

Newbery Winners

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Nominees

                              Title (Author)

Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines (Aronson)
Finding Langston (Cline-Ransome)

Blended (Draper)

Dragons in a Bag (Elliott)

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise (Gemeinhart)

Best Friends (Hale)

The Doughnut Fix (Jaowitz)

Because of the Rabbit (Lord)

Not if I Can Help It (Mackler)

The Season of Styx Malone (Magoon)

All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and our Problem with Stuff (McCarthy)

Click (Miller)

Wedgie & Gizmo (Selfors)

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly was Invented (Stone)

Front Desk (Yang)

Fourth Grade in the Library

     The students in fourth grade learn about the research process in library classes through projects that connect with the social studies curriculum.  They learn how to identify keywords, navigate online Encyclopedias and databases, and cite resources.  The students also learn about poetry in connection with various areas of the fourth grade curriculum in library classes.  Please take a look at the fourth grade library curriculum outlined in further detail below.

Literature Skills

Students will:


·            Expand recognition and identification of different genres of literature. 

·            Listen to and read poetry.

·            Identify elements of poetry.

·            Select appropriate books of poetry based on personal interests and curriculum needs.

·            Increase their knowledge base of a variety of authors.


Research & Information Literacy Skills

Students will:


·            Demonstrate ability to use print and on-line sources for research.     

·            Use keyword and series search skills.                           

·            Demonstrate understanding of cyber safety in research

·            Demonstrate ability to follow AUP

·            Cite sources used in research.

·            Demonstrate an understanding of the research process.

·            Demonstrate initial understanding of copyright and plagiarism.

·            Locate and use materials in reference section and on-line reference folder.

·            Use encyclopedias and on-line resources emphasizing use of sub topics, keywords, guidewords, and indices.


Contact Mrs. Vagnoni

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Tina Vagnoni
Simmons Elementary
411 Babylon Rd
Horsham, PA 19044
(215) 420-5736

Worksheets for Fourth Grade