Lesson Plans December 16th – January 17th, 2014 Kindergarten: Information Literacy Objective: TSW examine the differences/similarities between fiction and nonfiction and apply this knowledge to differentiate between the two. Incorporated Design Qualities: Content and Substance, Organization of Knowledge, Affiliation, Authenticity Big Question: How are fiction and nonfiction the same? How are fiction and nonfiction different? Activities: Introduce the words “fiction” and “nonfiction.” Discuss the definition of each. Read the books Bark, George and Dachshunds. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between fiction and nonfiction books. (Cover, title page, table of contents, glossary, index, real photographs vs. drawn or painted photographs, real facts vs. a made up story) Briefly discuss the tools that nonfiction books have to help the reader, and point out that fiction books do not have these tools. Check out. First Grade: Information Literacy Objective: TSW learn how nonfiction is put into smart groups. Students will practice categorizing books based on content. Incorporated Design Qualities: Content and Substance, Organization of Knowledge, Novelty and Variety, Affiliation, Authenticity Big Question: Why do I need to know how nonfiction is organized? Activities: Remind students of our discussions about fiction and nonfiction. Tell them that today we will look at nonfiction and how it is organized. Share with students the problems that libraries were having about organizing books, and what Melville Dewey did for us. Show students some nonfiction books, and see if they can categorize them by content as a large group. Break students into small groups and give each group a set of books. See if they can categorize the books independently in their small groups. Discuss how the smart groups help us find books in nonfiction. Check out. Second Grade: Information Literacy Objective: TSW learn how to use knowledge about how fiction call numbers are created to navigate easy fiction to locate titles. Incorporated Design Qualities: Content and Substance, Organization of Knowledge, Affiliation, Novelty and Variety, Authenticity Big Question: Why do we need to know how books are organized in the library? Activities: Explain to students that they will continue to learn how books are organized in the library. Today we are focusing on locating fiction and easy fiction. Show students map of library and discuss how call numbers run in fiction and easy fiction. Show students library map. Help students get oriented, by showing them places on the map, and having them point to those locations in the “real” library. Show students the shelf map, and discuss how to “read” the shelf – left to right, and from top to bottom of a section before moving to the next section on the right. Discuss the beauty of reading signs. Share the 3 steps of locating books in easy fiction: o Create the call number with your partner – 2 pieces: E for Easy Fiction, and the 1st 3 letters of the author’s last name. o Locate where the easy fiction call number would fall on the map, and discuss where this location is in “real life.” o As a partner team, read the shelf to locate the fiction or easy fiction title. Group students in pairs and give them an easy fiction title and author. Have them create the call number, and then locate the book on the shelf. Students will then wait patiently by the shelf, raise their hands, and have their title checked. Check out.