We talk about how, in the real world, people need to learn skills, practice them, and then take a test. If they pass their tests, then they will earn their license. That is exactly what we are going to do!! Then, we get right to work. I believe in the power of discovery, so I send students off to investigate and to complete "Rookie Cases."
Throughout the unit, my second graders investigate both the upstairs and downstairs of call number, the alphabetical order of the fiction sections, and the Dewey Decimal system in the nonfiction section. By the time that the kiddos take their tests, they are well-versed in library organization. They pass those tests with flying colors!!
TpT Store. If you download the FREE preview of the product, you will have ALL of my unit notes, examples, and explanations. Yup. For FREE. You could easily adapt the concept for your own library. Give it a go!! Your kids will love you for it.
Happy Hunting Friends!!