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Union Elementary

Welcome To 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 - Harry Allard
Love Is A Handful Of Honey - Giles Andreae
The Hat - Jan Brett
The Mitten - Jan Brett
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 - Noris Kern
Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney
I Love You Stinky Face - Lisa McCourt
Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving - Dav Pilkey
Officer Buckle And Gloria - Peggy Rathman
The Trouble With Elephants - Chris Riddell
Gooseberry Park - Cynthia Rylant
The Old Woman Who Named Things - Cynthia Rylant
Why Do You Love Me - Laura Schlessinger
A Hat So Simple - Jerry Smath
Three Terrible Trins - Dick-King Smith
Thanksgiving At The Tappletons - Eileen Spinelli
Abel's Island - William Steig
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
Stuart Little - E.B. White
I'm Gonna Like Me - Jame Lee Curtis
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree - Robert E. Barry
Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse - Kevin Henkes


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.

Jan Brett

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