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 the prejudice and discrimination faced by people who made a difference in our world.

 

Literature Unit – Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Nominees

Students continued to read the nominees for this years’ Picture Book Award. After listening and discussion each of the 20 nominees, students voted for their favorite. The winner is, The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt.

 

Summer Reading Suggestions

I have compiled four lists of new titles and award winners for a range of grade levels. The titles on each list include a variety of genres and have been selected to appeal to a wide range of reading abilities and interests. All four lists can be found on my website. http://kstrand.thevilla.org/

 

The Seattle Public Library at www.spl.org and King County Library at www.kcls.org offer summer reading programs to keep kids involved with books. Visit their websites or a branch to learn details of the programs.

 


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 the fiction and non-fiction sections of the library. They compared the attributes of short chapter books and picture books.

 

Literature Appreciation

Using nominees for the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award, students have listened to and discussed literature representing differing views, cultures, perspectives and issues. They have compared characters, setting and the plot of the story of various genres including realistic fiction, mystery, and fantasy. Students also identified attributes of non-fiction and biographies.

 

Literature Appreciation – Same, Same, But Different

Students listened to and discussed a range of stories about common traits shared by all people as well as stereotypes. We looked at traits of courageous and diverse role models. Using information from the stories, students summarized their findings and answered key questions about cultures and changing expectations.