Camden-Rockport Middle School

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Grade 6


Library skills at Camden-Rockport Middle School are taught by the librarian in conjunction with the various subject areas as well in focused 5th and 6th grade library skills classes.

Throughout grades 5-8, the library is available to students for fiction and nonfiction reading on a wide variety of reading levels. Each month, approximately 1000 books circulate. The collection is wide-ranging in order to meet the needs of the different ages, maturity, reading levels, and interests of the students as well as to support, the curriculum.

Library skills are expanded in Grade 6, through Social Studies with extensive use of indices, glossaries, atlases, biographical dictionaries, and digital resources. Students hone their skills during original, hands on units on Westward Expansion, Boom or Bust (the 1920s and 1930s), and World War II. In 6th grade Science, students use the library to research, take notes on, and cite sources on individual action research projects.

The 22 session 6th grade library skills class compliments the sixth-grade project based learning units and the social studies curriculum as well as allowing students to read for pleasure. 



Essential Question: In what ways may events in historical fiction connect to history?

Learning Goals

Developing: I can connect vocabulary and concepts from what I learn in social studies to my reading. 

Target: I can analyze how authors use, change, or leave out historical facts to develop their own fictional stories. 

Advanced: I can compare and contrast a fictional potrayal of a time, place, or character to a historical account of the same time, place or character.