Learn the Library! Goals of the Library Media Center StAIR: Demonstrate knowledge of the arrangement of the media center Identify specific parts of a book and the information included in each part
InformationYour task is to identify the four different areas of our media center and explain what is found in each area.You will identify the following five parts of a book: spine, cover, author, illustrator and title.
Gunnisonville LibraryThe Library at Gunnisonville Elementary School is arranged in four sections*: Easy (Picture Books) Fiction Fiction (Chapter Books) Non-fiction (Information Books) Biography *most have a reference section too; ours is in a different room
Examples of books from each section Picture book Chapter book Non-fiction Biography(Information)
Parts of a bookEach book in the library has many parts. You will learn five parts and words today: spine cover author illustrator title
The spine of a book The spine of a book is the part that you see when the book is on the shelf, and other books are along side your book. The spine of a book helps hold your book together and keep it strong just like the spine in your body does!
What part of the book isthe spine? The spine is on the front of the book There isn‟t usually a spine in picture books The spine is the part that shows when the book is on the shelf The spine can be where ever the librarian wants it to be
Oops! Read this again and then answer the question Thespine of a book is the part that you see when the book is on the shelf, and other books are along side your book. Click here to Try again!
The cover of a book Thecover is the pages outside of a book. There is usually a s Front Cover front cover, a p i back cover, and n the part in e between them called the spine.
Here‟s the cover of somepicture books that are verypopular
What part is the cover? The cover is inside the book The cover is the outside of the book The cover is in the back of the book The cover is the wrapping on the book at the store
OOPS!Read this again . . . Thecover is the outside of a book. s There is usually a p Cover i front cover, a n (front) back cover, and e the part in between them called the spine.
Hurray! That‟s it!! You answered correctly. Good job!
Table of contents This is an example of a table of contents in a book.
Other pages you know . . . The Table of Contents is at the beginning of a book If there is an index, it is at the back of the book A glossary is at the back of the book too, and tells you what words in the book mean.
This is an index from a book. Itis a lot like a table of contents Theindex tells you what pages you find each topic or subject on
GlossaryA glossary givesthedefinitions ofThe words usedin the book
Who is the author? Theauthor is the person whowrites the story. The author writes the words of a story. Sometimes the author draws the pictures too – then you say the person is the author and illustrator. The author always writes the words.
The author writes the wordsof the storyMarc Brown is the author of this Arthur book. He wrote the words of the stories.
What does the author do?•The author is the person who reads the story in the library•The author draws signs on billboards around town•The author writes the words of the story•The author draws the pictures, but doesn’t write any words Click on your choice to answer
AWESOME!You know the authorwrites the words ofthe story. Good job!
Good try . . . read this . . . Theauthor is the person that writes the story. (The person that draws the pictures is called the Illustrator.) Theperson that writes the words of the story is the author. Click here to try answering
The Illustrator draws the pictures the person that draws the pictures inThe illustrator is in a book. a story book. Sometimes there are pictures on every page, and they tell a big part of the story.The person that draws them is the illustrator.
The Illustrator draws thepictures This book is illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi (He won an award for the drawings!)
What does the Illustratorthe book illustrator is the person that buys do? The The illustrator mails the book to people who order it. The illustrator writes the story. The illustrator draws the pictures in the story. Click on a choice to advance.
BRAVO! You know what an illustrator does. Way to go!
Oops! Read this again - The illustrator is the person that draws the pictures in a story book. Sometimes there are pictures on every page, and they tell a big part of the story. Sometimes there are just a few pictures. The person that draws them is the illustrator. Click here to answer
The title is the name of thestory. The title is usually on the front cover of the book and on the spine. The title is on a page called The Title Page right before the beginning of the story. Authors usually choose the title for their book, since they write the words!
The title (name) of this book isThe Spider and the Fly(this is a picture of the front cover)
What is a title? The title is the name of the story The title is the name of the person who wrote the story The title doesn‟t show up on the cover or the spine of the book The title is the wrapping at the store Click on choice to answer
You have learned fivebook parts and wordsabout books! The spine The cover The author The illustrator The title
Congratulations!This is the end of part one.Give yourself a pat on the back anda “round” of library applause!Take a break and tell your classmates andteacher what you learned today, then you will be ready to start section two. Start part 2
Oops! Read again to learnabout the title: The title is the name of the story Thetitle is on a page called The Title Page right before the beginning of the story. The title is usually on the front cover of the book and on the spine. Click here to answer this question
Now it‟s time to talk about theparts of your library! The library in your school is arranged in four sections: Easy (Picture Books) Fiction Fiction (Chapter Books) Non-fiction (Information Books) Biography
Picture Book SectionThe first section is called Picture Books. This section is fiction.
Picture Books Picture books use illustrations (pictures) to tell lots of the story. The illustrations in picture books sometimes tell different parts of the story than the words do. Illustrations are very, very important in picture books. Sometimes they are even more important than the words! Picture books are „made-up‟ stories from the authors‟ imagination.
Picture book example This is a made-up story with lots of pictures. The pictures are a very important part of the story.
•Be sure to choose the BEST answer! ~ What is a picture book? A picture book has illustrations in it. A picture book tells part of the story with pictures. Sometimes the illustrations aren‟t important in a story. All of the answers are right. None of the answers are right. Click the choice that is the BEST answer
Please read this and tryagain . . . Picture books use illustrations (pictures) to tell lots of the story. Illustrations are very, very important in picture books. Sometimes they are even more important than the words! Picture books are „made-up‟ stories from the authors‟ imagination. Click for question
You know it! All three of the first answers are correct – that means the forth choice is the BEST one. Very, very good!
Chapter Book Section Another section is called Chapter Books. This section is fiction.
Chapter Books Chapter Books usually have more words than picture books, and fewer pictures. In chapter books, the words are more important for the story than the pictures are. Chapter books usually have more words on each page than picture books do, and the story is long. Chapter books are „made-up‟ stories (fiction).
What is a chapter book?Pick the best answer by clicking on it. Chapter books are real stories, not „made-up‟ stories. Chapter books usually don’t have more words than picture books. Chapter books have mostly words. Chapter books are never hardback
WOW!Bravo!Good jobYou are brilliant!Way to go!
Non-fiction (Information)SectionThe third section is Non- Fiction Books (also called Information Books)
Non-Fiction / Information Books Non-Fiction (Information) books are stories that tell about things that are real. Non-Fiction books have real places and real things in them. Non-Fiction can be about people, about places, about things – they can be history, or geography, crafts, sports, weather, science fair projects, even dinosaurs . . .
Read this to practice Non-Fiction (Information) books are stories that tell about things that are real. Non-Fiction can be about people, about places, about things – they can be history, or geography, crafts, sports, weather, science fair projects, even dinosaurs . . . Click to answer
What is the best answer for non-fiction?Non-fiction is pretend, or made- up (make-believe)Real information is found in non- fictionNon-Fiction can be about people, about places, or about things Click the best answer choice
Biography Section Thefourth section is called Biographies. Biographies are a kind of non-fiction.
Biographies Biographies are about real people. Biographies tell about the life of a person that lived in the past or even one that lives now. Biographies are true, and they are about real people, not made-up characters.
Biography exampleThisis a biography about a real person. (Michael Jordon)
What is a Biography?A book about a real person‟s life. Something made-up and imaginary. It tells definitions or words but doesn‟t tell about people. Click on the best answer above
You answered correctly. Now you may go on to the next slide.Click here to go to the next slide
You have learned about: The arrangement of the library and the books in each section: picture books (fiction), chapter books (fiction), non- fiction, and biographies Title, Spine, Cover, and Author, and Illustrator
Keep up the good work! When you come to the library next time, you‟ll know where to look for each type of book. You‟ll be able to find the books you want too, by knowing where to look!