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Fourth Grade

February will be a busy month in the library!  First, we'll be getting ready for our Scholastic DINO-MITE Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp, and Read!  We'll read some books by Lisa Funari Willever who will visit PMES on March 1, 2019 and learn all about Dr. Seuss, the man who was the inspiration behind NEA's "Read Across America"! Check out your child's Google Classroom page this month for log in information for the "Keyboarding Without Tears" program.  Students may work on this at home.  They may also use their accounts at home as well.  
In January, fourth graders will work in teams to complete a Plagiarism Breakout Box lesson.  They'll also begin learning about all of the books in the reference section of our library and compare these books to online resources.  Students will learn about the concept of authority in digital resources.  They'll receive instruction about the 4th grade "TrueFlix project" that they'll be working on in the coming months.  Students will learn about the big 6 research method, note taking without plagiarism (using NoteStar) and how to properly cite sources using EasyBib.  
In December we will learn about the winter holidays and listen to a selection of tales from notable authors.  We'll also complete a Web Quest to remind us how non-fiction books are organized according to the Dewey Decimal System. 
November is Native American Heritage Month!  We'll listen to selections from author Joseph Bruchac.  We'll create our own pictograph "pourquoi" or "why" stories using storytelling cubes.
In October we will review or learn:
How to access "Keyboarding Without Tears".  We will continue our use of the program.
How to access our google classroom library skills page.
How to use
How to search for books using Destiny Quest
Characteristics of scary stories