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ERIC Number: ED174262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Library Skills for Primary Grades.
Smith, Jane Bandy
A field-tested instructional program that successfully taught library location and retrieval skills to second and third graders is described in this report; materials and teaching strategies used in the program are included. The main instructional materials are student worksheets that have a dinosaur theme and numerous primary-type drawings. Activities such as dot-to-dot, matching, and drawing are used to teach the following objectives: (1) procedure for book check-out; (2) recognition that the Dewey Decimal symbols designate nonfiction books; (3) recognition that letter combinations designate fiction books; (4) recognition that subject cards have a capitalized top line; (5) location of the call number on a catalog card; (6) location of the corresponding call number on a book; and (7) recognition that subjects are arranged in sections in a library. Evaluation of this teaching program was a hands-on activity with students working in pairs to identify a book through a subject catalog card and to locate it on the shelf. Scheduling of this program is adaptable to varying time frames: daily, weekly, or bi-weekly. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A