For this activity, 2nd grade students practiced choosing good-fit books using the I-PICK strategy and the 5-finger rule.
Kids don’t really need to know the why behind all those Dewey numbers. They just need to know how to use them.
Rachel Watkins, mama to two Chase Street Tree Frogs and bookseller extraordinaire at Avid Bookshop, visited all three of our second grade classes to teach them how to write a special kind of book review called a shelf talker–you know, those cute little cards hanging up at the bookstore that tell you the employees’ favorites.
Well, now we’ve got shelf talkers stuck all over our shelves at school, too, so if you visit our library, you’ll have plenty of excellent recommendations from our second graders to help you choose the perfect book!
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