My students' library class was eliminated last year, so I developed these Library Look Up pages to coordinate with our class novels. The students completed these during our reading class time while we were wrapping up a novel study.
Students identify book genre traits, compare the genre traits to the class novel or any book you are reading in class, then find a book of the same genre in the library. Students complete a few simple tasks after locating the new book like reading the jacket summary and finding the call number and publisher.
There are extension activities for the Dewey Decimal system and bibliographies.
It is a great activity to use throughout the school year. It can be adapted to any genre or style of book you teach. It also generates free reading book ideas for kids!
This packet includes:
Common Core Standards (4th grade)
Book Genre Compare/Contrast Learning Sheets (6 genres)
Library Look Up Activity Learning Sheets (12 book styles)
Dewey Decimal Mini Research Activity
Bibliography Learning Sheet (2 versions MLA format)
information technology, bibliography, book genres, library skills