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Duck, Duck, Dewey

Edna Louise Spear Elementary School librarian Selinda Moore with students and a basket of “Dewey ducks.”
Edna Louise Spear Elementary School librarian Selinda Moore with students and a basket of “Dewey ducks.”

Edna Louise Spear Elementary School librarian Selinda Moore is inspiring students to learn about the Dewey Decimal System through the interactive program Duck, Duck, Dewey. The program’s various activities are helping second- and third-graders better learn the library classification system using 10 differently themed “Dewey ducks,” one for each category of books. 

“One of my goals this year was to expose students to informational texts and works of nonfiction as suggested by the Common Core State Standards,” said Moore. “This program helps us to do just that. Through these activities, students are not only becoming familiar with the location in the library of texts that interest them, but also texts that will help them succeed in school and give them the background to be better readers in all content areas.”

Since the program’s inception at the school, there has been an increase in students checking out nonfiction titles. Classes will be working on a “Finding Winter in the Library” unit throughout the month of January.

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