Fifth Grade

Literature Unit – What makes the genre unique? Students analyzed and compared the structure of stories from various genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, and science fiction. They used evidence from the text to support their conclusions about genres.   They were introduced to titles in each genre and had an opportunity to read […]

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Fourth Grade – Second Semester

Literature Appreciation – Author Study – What is the relationship between Chris Van Allsburg and Harris Burdick? Students continue the study of the books by Chris Van Allsburg. They identified common traits and themes in his writing and the style of his illustrations. Using the book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, students explored the mystery […]

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Third Grade – Second Semester

Information Literacy – What are healthy screen habits? Students continued their research on healthy screen habits by gathering information from various sources, summarizing their findings and working collaboratively to create a poster that communicated their findings. These posters were displayed in the fourth floor hallway.   Literature Unit – What makes a tall tale unique? […]

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Second Grade – Second Semester

Literature Appreciation – How do people show tolerance and respect for differences? Students continued their study of diversity with race, ethnicity and gender. They listened to and discussed how the characters in the selected stories showed tolerance, acceptance and respect for people with similarities and differences in roles, responsibilities, abilities and identities. We also identified […]

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First Grade – Second Semester

Literature Appreciation – How do characters in stories set examples for behavior? Students defined and gave personal examples of traits and behaviors such as: cooperation, self-control, compassion, forgiveness, courage, patience, perseverance, tolerance, and responsibility. They listened to stories that emphasized these traits and shared examples of how characters in the stories used and reacted in […]

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Kindergarten – Second Semester

Research Unit – What do we know and need to know? After sharing information about chameleons, the class developed additional questions about the topic. We read nonfiction books about the topic, compared the information, and used text from the books to correct our previous understandings and answer the additional research questions.   Literature Unit – […]

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2019 First Semester – Fifth Grade

The goal of the Villa Library Program is to develop in students an enjoyment of reading, an appreciation of learning and to ensure that students can apply the skills, strategies and processes to be effective users and producers of information and ideas.   Library Responsibilities Students have reviewed the various sections of the library and […]

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2019 First Semester – Fourth Grade

The goal of the Villa Library Program is to develop in students an enjoyment of reading, an appreciation of learning and to ensure that students can apply the skills, strategies and processes to be effective users and producers of information and ideas.   Library Responsibilities Students have reviewed the various sections of the library and […]

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2019 First Semester – Third Grade

The goal of the Villa Library Program is to develop in students an enjoyment of reading, an appreciation of learning and to ensure that students can apply the skills, strategies and processes to be effective users and producers of information and ideas.   Library Responsibilities Students reviewed the use and location of resources in the […]

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2019 First Semester – Second Grade

  The goal of the Villa Library Program is to develop in students an enjoyment of reading, an appreciation of learning and to ensure that students can apply the skills, strategies and processes to be effective users and producers of information and ideas.   Library Responsibilities Students reviewed the use and location of resources in […]

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