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Library - Kindergarten

The mission of the library program is to promote literacy, foster a love of reading, support the school’s curriculum, and create a place where inquisitive young minds feel welcome to explore. Kindergartners have a weekly library class, which includes storytelling, read-aloud, and time to choose and borrow books.

Units of Study
  • Listening skills
  • Care of books
  • Use of the library
  • Organization of the library
  • Parts of a book
  • Roles of author and illustrator
  • Literary elements (setting, characters, plot, idea)
  • Introduce different types of texts (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, other genres)
  • Differentiate fiction versus non-fiction
  • Visual literacy (wordless books, picture walks, make inferences based on illustrations)
Approaches to Learning
  • Storytelling
  • Read-Aloud
  • Listening skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Text-to-self, text-to-world, and text-to-text connections
  • Exposure to diverse experiences and perspectives through literature
  • Exposure to different genres of literature
  • Hands on-exploration of the library
  • Author visits