- K-3 / Picking the right book
- Introduction to the library
- 30 minutes total
- CC.2.R.F.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
CC.2.R.F.4.a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
CC.2.R.F.4.c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
- Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth
- The goal of this lesson for grades K-3 is to learn how to pick the right book.
- The objective for the K-3 is to have students picking books that are just right.
- Guided practice
- Whole class
Ask students how they know they a book is just right. Is it easy or hard picking out books?
- Read Goldilocks and The Three Bears retold by Jan Brett. Let students suggest and use some hand motions to illustrate too hot, too cold, and just right. Use the Goldilocks and The Three Bears Think Aloud.
- Show the 5 Finger Rule video.
- Assemble multiple browsing tubs of books of assorted genres, length, and difficulty.
- Have students browse the tubs and choose two books.
- After choosing two books, students will sit down and practice the 5 finger rule.
- Once students have tested their two books, the class will discuss their findings. What is too hard, too easy, or just right?
Instruction/Check for Understanding:
- Observe students in practicing the 5 finger rule and discussion of their findings. What is too hard, too easy, or just right?
- Let students explore the library.
- Tell students to do the 5 finger test every time they want to check out a book.
Preview for Next Week:
- Students will be introduced to the Dewey decimal system & the top 10 categories