Before we embark on Spring Break, students and staff at CES will get to have a fun filled day focused on Literacy! Students will get to experience activities like Read it and Eat It!, Read It and Seed It, and Bark It and Mark It. Some 4th graders will get to participate in Play It and Say It in a special 4th grade performance for CES.
In addition to an eventful morning, CES will proudly welcome acclaimed Vermont author Steve Swinburne. Swinburne will hold two afternoon sessions with CES students. We are excited to have him at CES! Mr. Swinburne is able to come to us by a generous CLiF grant. For more information about Swinburne, please visit his website at http://www.steveswinburne.com/.
To prepare our students in their academic endeavors, learning reference and research skills is a library curriculum focus. Students in 2nd through 4th grades have been building foundational skills in the areas of parts of reference books, dictionary and thesaurus skills, understanding an atlas, and research using encyclopedias These are skills that build upon one another as students progress in school. Students are first learning how to use the print version of these resources before learning the digital counterpart.
Essential Questions: How can I apply critical thinking skills (organization, analysis, synthesis, evaluation) to construct new understanding, draw conclusions and create new knowledge?
Focusing: Can I develop and refine questions? How do I read, view and listen for information from a variety of materials? How do I select and evaluate appropriate resources in a variety of formats?
Principles: Information literacy is a crucial skill in the 21st century. As students read and write to communicate, learning becomes relevant, interesting, and motivational and prepares students for life-long learning.
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