Each class visits the library weekly for 30 minutes. In addition to checking out books, this time is used for instruction of library and research skills as well as studying authors and illustrators.
- Students in grades K-2 at Romona learn about parts of a book, alphabetical order, book care, fiction vs. nonfiction, the Dewey Decimal System, reference resources, practice note-taking skills, and how to use the library. In addition, students are exposed to various books by popular authors/illustrators and award-winning books.
- Students in grades 3-4 at Romona review how to use the online library catalog, find books on the shelves, practice note-taking skills, write citations, use online encyclopedias, learn about various genres, and Internet safety skills. Additionally, students are exposed to important authors who write books for students their age.
- Technology is incorporated into lessons through the use of SMART Board lessons, iPad apps, educational websites, and relevant videos.
Click on the links below to learn more about volunteering and the birthday book club:
Romona R.O.C.K.S. - recommended lists of books and resources for the Romona R.O.C.K.S character traits (created by: Chris Chang, practicum student Fall 2014)
Wilmette Public Library Book Lists - reading list of best current and classic books
Children's Book Guide - reading ideas and lists of best current and classic books
Common Sense Media - reviewed books and apps for kids
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Tips - Links are from Common Sense Media
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site - collection of reviewed books by grade level
11 Free Reading Websites - List compiled by Really Good Stuff