Our first visit introduced students to speedbooking, which is an activity designed to expose students to a wide variety of books. Students spent a small amount of time visiting individual books and kept a record of the books that they may be interested in reading later. Students also recorded the call numbers of the books so that they could visit the nonfiction section and find books on similar subjects.
|An interesting nonfiction book about bones!|
|Mrs. Rice's students participate in nonfiction speedbooking.|
|Students browse the nonfiction area while in search of the perfect book.|
Mrs. Rice's students worked in small groups to explore nonfiction books about different dog breeds. The students successfully located information using the table of contents, glossary, and index. As an added bonus, we learned many interesting facts about dogs!
|A group learns about Bloodhounds.|
|Students shared the responsibility of using the text features to locate information.|