LIBRARY CURRICULUM MAP for the year 2012-2013
SEPT: LIBRARY PROCEDURES; BOOK CARE & CHOOSING JUST the RIGHT BOOK; LIBRARY ORGANIZATION; FICTION
OCT: NON-FICTION; PARTS OF A BOOK; ABC ORDER; HALLOWEEN; ELECTION 2012!
NOV: FAIRY TALES & FANTASY; DEWEY DECIMAL; STORY ELEMENTS; GIVING THANKS
DEC: BIOGRAPHIES; AUTOBIOGRAPHIES; ADVENTURE; HAPPY HOLIDAYS
JAN: REFERENCES; RESOURCES; COMPUTER SAFETY; ARTIC ANIMALS
FEB: MYSTERIES; MAKING PREDICTIONS; MEDIA LITERACY; VALENTINES DAY
MAR: FOLKTALES & FABLES; DR. SEUSS; READ ACROSS AMERICA; ST. PATRICKS DAY
APR: POETRY; BOOK AWARDS; AUTHORS; ILLUSTRATORS; COPYRIGHT/PLAGIARISM
HOPING FOR AN AUTHOR VISIT (RICK WALTON???)
MAY: 5 DE MAYO; NAT. CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK; HISPANIC CULTURE & AUTHORS
WE ALSO HAVE 3 BOOK FAIRS EACH YEAR...so I'll have to fit those in.
I'LL BE POSTING A MONTHLY LIST OF READ A-LOUDS FOR EACH MONTH AND TOPIC NEXT WEEK and more to come!
This is a basic and (flexible) curriculum map for grades K-6. Extensions on the subjects above, learning THE BIG 6, an understanding of the school's on-line library catalog, as well as a simple research project will be done in grades 3-6 toward the end of the year.
I only have the students for 30 minutes each week, so all subjects will be covered very briefly, as my goal is to get children TO READ, not to teach them ABOUT reading. I also want to read a picture book to the younger grades each week, another reason to keep subjects above short and fun.
These topics could be used by anyone, including teachers, homeschool(ing) parents/teachers, and librarians.
RECOMMENDED WEB SITES FOR KIDS:
Internet Public Library - For Kids http://ipl.org/div/kidspace
KidsClick! - http://kidsclick.org/
Fact Monster - http://www.factmonster.com/
THURSDAY'S STORYTIME THEMES: THE OCEAN