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SEM Elementary. Library Program . Kindergarten - Story Time. First Grade. Students learn how to check out books using the computer . Second Grade. Caldecott Medal Books Named for Randolph Caldecott, originator of picture books for children.

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sem elementary

SEM Elementary

Library Program

first grade
First Grade

Students learn how tocheck out books usingthe computer.

second grade
Second Grade

Caldecott Medal Books

  • Named for Randolph Caldecott, originator

of picture books for children.

  • Given each year for the most distinguished picture book.
caldecott medal books we read in class
Caldecott Medal Books we read in class
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Polar Express
  • Lon Po Po
  • Song and Dance Man
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria
  • Mirette on a High Wire
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears
third grade
Third Grade
  • Folktales From Around The World
elements of tales
Elements of tales
  • Fictional stories passed down through the generations
  • Many are animal stories that teach people a lesson. ie, Aesop’s Fables
  • Leading folklore scholars, brothers Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, collected stories for Grimm’s Fairy Tales
elements of tales cont d
Elements of tales, cont’d
  • They often include trolls, magicians, sorcerers, giants and witches
  • Many have the trickster as the hero
  • Hans Christian Anderson,

a Danish author, wrote

delightful classics such as

The Ugly Duckling and the

Emperor’s New Clothes.

fourth grade
Fourth Grade

American Tall Tall Heroes

  • Paul Bunyan
  • John Henry
  • Pecos Bill
  • Davy Crockett
  • Johnny Appleseed
more tall tale heroes
More Tall Tale Heroes
  • Rip Van Winkle
  • Febold Feboldson
  • Captain Stormalong

Tall tales usually deal with larger-than-life characters, superstitions and customs.

fifth grade
Popular Authors

Dr. Seuss

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Judy Bloom

Beverly Cleary

Marguerite Henry

Barbara Park

J.K. Rowling

H. A. Rey

And Illustrators

Fifth Grade
sixth grade
Sixth Grade

Kinds of Books

  • Mysteries
  • Realistic fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Epics and Legends
skills presented in each grade
Skills presented in each grade
  • Care of books
  • Parts of a book
  • Literature appreciation
  • Dewey decimal system
  • Automated card catalog
library skills con t
Library Skills, con’t.

Reference a. Encyclopedia

b. Reader’s Guide - online database for magazines c. Almanac

d. Atlas

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i hope you enjoyed our presentation
I hope you enjoyed our presentation!
  • We have a great time at the SEM School Media Center.
  • We delight in reading lots of different kinds of books.
  • The joy of reading is alive and well in our school!