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3rd Grade

Third Grade Curriculum
  • Reinforcing learned library behavior from kindergarten through second grade: quiet voices, proper shelf marker usage, walking at all times in the library, reading quietly at the tables, waiting patiently in line at the circulation desk.
  • Participating in state reading initiative the Texas Bluebonnet Award competition: each year 20 nominees are selected to be read throughout the state of Texas and voted on by students in grades 3-6.
  • Understanding that the fiction section of the media center is arranged in alphabetical order.
  • Understanding that the nonfiction section of the media center is arranged by numerical order.
  • Understanding how to locate a title in the biography section of the library.
  • Reinforce how to use the OPAC taught in second grade.
  • Reinforce expectations when using technology equipment for instructional purposes.
  • Using various databases to answer questions and how to access these databases from home.
  • Beginner research skills: how to use an almanac and atlas in both print and electronic media. 
  • Listening to fluent readers for enjoyment.
  • Locating titles for informational needs and classroom projects.
  • Learning about different authors' and illustrators' styles.