Union Elementary Library
418 W. Martindale Rd
Union, Ohio 45322
The Union Elementary Library will be a busy place this school year. We serve approximately 500 students, 2-6 and 50 staff members. We have an inventory of 12,000 books, including a reference section and a yearly circulation count of 36,000 books. New books are consistently purchased to keep our library updated. We also provide a professional library for the staff. Students come to the library once a week for 30 minutes. During that time they check out books, have story time, learn their library skills, and take Accelerated Reader tests. Students are using computers to assist them in using their library and research skills. The Library is staffed with one Multi-Media Specialist, Mrs. Sharon Abner.
Mrs. Abner's Favorite Books
Miss Nelson Is Missing -
Love Is A Handful Of Honey -
The Hat -
The Mitten -
A Turkey For Thanksgiving - Eve Bunting
The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo
My Lucky Day - Keiko Kasza I Love You With All My Heart -
Guess How Much I Love You -
I Love You Stinky Face -
Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving -
Officer Buckle And Gloria -
The Trouble With Elephants -
Gooseberry Park -
The Old Woman Who Named Things -
Why Do You Love Me -
A Hat So Simple -
Three Terrible Trins -
Thanksgiving At The Tappletons -
Abel's Island -
Charlotte's Web -
Stuart Little -
I'm Gonna Like Me -
Jame Lee Curtis
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree -
Robert E. Barry
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse -
READING TO OR WITH CHILDREN TEACHES THEM THE VALUE OF LITERACY.
1. Look at beginning sounds.
The beginning letter sound should be said immediately with no
hesitation. Then move to the middle and ending sounds. Think of the
sounds associated with those letters. Say the sound slowly, really
stretching it out while pointing to the letter(s).
2. Try reading the words.
If the child still does not know the word, skip the word and read on
to the end of the sentence. Come back to the word. Sometimes words at
the end of the sentence are good clues.
3. Does it make sense?
The child's own experiences and language development will tell
him/her if the sentence makes sense. If it doesn't make sense, reread
the sentence. "The baby ate a crater." I mean..."The baby ate a
cracker." Talk to your child about the story before beginning to read.
4. Does it sound right?
Now that the child has sounded out the words and used sentence clues
to figure out words, does the word sound right? Is there such a word as
"glusses, or should the word be "glasses?"
5. Go back and read it again
The child should reread any sentence from the very beginning when an
error has occurred. Young children in grades K-3 should read any reading
selection at least two times. The second time will be much more fluent
and help with comprehension.
6. Look at the pictures.
Don't forget a very important key to reading success. Look at the
pictures in the book. The pictures help not only word identification but
comprehension as well. Pictures can tell a great deal about the story.
Talk to your child about the pictures before beginning to read the text.
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