Horace W. Porter





  • Introduce great literature
  • What an author does, and what an illustrator does
  • Author introductions Tomie dePaola and Eric Carle
  • Learn library routines, choosing and checking out books
  • More in-depth look at authors Michael Hall and Jon Klassen


First Grade


  • Library Rules
  • Basic Parts of a book
  • Fairy Tales
  • Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Venn Diagram
  • Caldecott Books
  • Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction
  • Tooth unit: Fiction and Non-Fiction books about teeth



Second Grade


  • Alphabet Books
  • Biography Books
  • Caldecott Books
  • Introduced to J (beginning chapter) books
  • More Fairy Tales (Goldilocks and the Three Bears and comparable fractured fairy tales)
  • Ananzi




Third Grade


  • Parts of a book, including Title Page
  • Biography Books: Students will fill out a web diagram
  • Morse Code, and other special codes, Unit (based on book Radio Rescue)
  • Different Genres
  • Poetry
  • Authors' Tools: Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Idioms, similies.



 Fourth Grade


  • Nutmeg Books
  • Call numbers
  • Dewey Decimal System
  • Library Map- how the library is organized
  • Book review writing