Heathcote School Library
    Miss Sorensen, School Librarian
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    Libraries Build Independent Learners Through Information Fluency and Inquiry

    The goal of the Scarsdale librarians is to encourage every student to develop a life-long love of literature and research. A collaborative approach between the librarian and the classroom teacher allows for authentic teaching of literature and information fluency skills and strategies. Students need to use the skills of inquiry to learn essential content and to construct new meaning. Instruction, designed around an inquiry framework, generates active learning and the formation of new understandings.

    The information fluency skills required for independent and lifelong learning follow a coherent developmentally appropriate continuum of instruction and practice throughout grades K-12. This enables all of our children to succeed in our ever-expanding information rich world.
    Second Grade
    Grade 2 students are developing the following skills:
    Identifying books at his/her reading level ("just right" books)
    ● Choosing a variety of fiction and non-­fiction
    ● Comparing characters and main ideas from different stories
    ● Showing respect for the ideas of others while participating in group discussions
    ● Generating questions during reading and research
    ● Following steps of the inquiry process modeled by teacher and/or librarian
    ● Using a variety of online and print resources with guidance
    ● Comparing new information with prior knowledge
    ● Recognizing the purpose of non-­fiction text features
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