Hello My Name Is...

Rebecca Meade


A poem begins in delight, and ends in wisdom
-Robert Frost

Reading aloud and talking about pictures and words in age appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development and parent-child relationships.  Reading proficiency early in elementary grades is the most significant predictor of high school graduation and career success(The American Academy of Pediatrics) Therefore, parents please take time to read with your child/children.
Make it fun!!
Reading to your children is powerful because children think their parents are the most important people in the world.

  Grade Level Focus

Parts of a book/story, story sequence, elements and predictions 
Listen to a variety of literary forms and use speaking vocabulary.
Make predictions and retell the story.

K.1 , K.2 Listen to a variety of literary forms, use speaking vocabulary ask about words not understood 
K.3 Identify maps & globes as sources of information
K.5 Name the parts of a book
K.8 Distinguish between real & make believe, define what the author does, illustrator & illustrations, identify story elements (character, setting..), make predictions, retell story using the beginning, middle and end


 1.1 Make predictions from the cover, title page and other parts of the book
      Tell and retell the story/events in a logical order
1.2 Identify Biographies/Autobiographies
1.3 Recognize importance of the alphabet in the library
      Distinguish between Fiction & NonFiction
1.4 Identify/Use maps, Dictionary

 2.4, 2.9, 2.11 Identify sources of information(encyclopedias, maps, globes, newspapers and periodicals) Identify parts of a book (Call number, table of contents, glossary, index and copyright) Arrangement of materials in the library (fiction/nonfiction)
2.7 Select books related to personal interest
2.8 Identify significance of the Caldecott Award
2.10 Demonstrate responsibility of the following: circulation procedures, care of books and equipment

 3.2 Identify characteristics of biography / autobiography / folktales
3.4 Select & read books related to personal interest
3.5 Recognize unique characteristics of various reference tools (atlas, thesaurus, encyclopedia, almanac, newspapers and periodicals)
      Compare and contrast settings, characters & events
3.7 Demonstrate awareness of the Dewey Decimal System

4.1 Communicate enjoyment and communication of literary experiences
4.4 Locate materials using the Dewey Decimal System
      Select appropriate materials related to personal interest
      Read and identify various genres of literature (historical fiction, realistic fiction, science fiction, poetry, folktales and nonfiction)
4.7 Distinguish between fact / fiction
4.9 Identify and use electronic card catalog

 5.3(CT) Develop appropriate strategies to locate information in specialized sources (thesaurus, atlas, dictionary, almanac, encyclopedia..)
5.5(E) Select and use a variety of materials for informational and recreational purposes
    Describe development of the plot, characterization and setting
5.8 Demonstrate understanding of the concepts & implications of plagiarism /copyright
      Read and recognize various award winners (Newberry, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King Medals an VA Choice Readers)