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Simmons Elementary LibGuide: Grade 5

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)

Fifth Grade in the Library

     The students in fifth grade continue to develop research skills during library classes.  They continue to gain practice with using print and online resources to complete research in connection with the science and social studies curriculum.  The students also expand their understanding of advanced search strategies, citing resources, etc. through research projects completed in library classes.  The boys and girls in fifth grade also enjoy exploring historical fiction and Newbery Award winning titles in the library.  Please take a look at the fifth grade library curriculum outlined in further detail below.

Literature Skills

Students will:


·            Increase recognition and identification of different genres of literature.

·            Identify and describe key components of historical fiction.

·            Select appropriate historical fiction resources based on personal interests and curriculum needs.

·            Define and recognize Newbery and other award winning literature.

·            Extend their knowledge base of a variety of authors.


Research & Information Literacy Skills

Students will:


·            Expand the use of print and on-line resources.     

·            Use Boolean and keyword search strategies to locate materials and information.

·            Demonstrate safe, responsible, and appropriate use of Internet resources.

·            Cite sources used in research with the use of citation help technologies.

·            Demonstrate understanding of and follow established procedures regarding copyright, plagiarism, and AUP.    

·            Demonstrate expanded understanding of the research process.

·            Create informational projects utilizing a variety of resources.


Contact Mrs. Vagnoni

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

Worksheets for Fifth Grade