4th grade Program

Fourth grade students visit the Library, together with their homeroom teacher, once per week as set forth in their timetable.

Students have an opportunity to read and borrow books that interest them, as well as prepare projects that correlate to PYP thematic units.  In 4th grade, students continue to develop Information Literacy skills – that is, the ability to search, identify, evaluate and use the information they need.  They acquire additional practice in the use of materials and how those materials are organized in the Library, as well as in bibliographic searches in order to tackle research projects.

Specifically, the skills that are developed through exercises are:
*Understanding the philosophy of how Library materials are organized by the Dewey Decimal System and locating materials
*The use of encyclopedias to locate information
*Bibliographies and citing sources
*Preparation and presentation of projects
*Evaluation of presentation based on a questionnaire

Additionally, students participate in Love of Reading Programs: The Library recommends 3 books which students must read during their summer holidays, in an effort to raise their awareness of books and reading.

 

Besides recreational reading, book borrowing, and having literary texts read to them by librarians, children are afforded opportunities to attend presentations of special interest and to meet and talk with book authors and illustrators.