Literacy Skill: Narrative Skills and Comprehension
Narrative skills are using expressive language, including describing things, putting events in order and retelling stories. These skills are important because they will help children understand what they are hearing and reading once they begin to read. An example of a narrative skill is the ability to tell what happens in a book either by listening to the text or “reading the pictures or visual art .” Telling and sequencing events about a zoo or store trip strengthens this skill.
Nowadays it does seem as a children’s librarian that there is a growing trend to use picture books as bibliotherapy, especially when it comes to discipline. Daniel Zalewski, a features editor, at the New Yorker discusses this at length in his essay “The Defiant Ones,” in the October 19, 2009 issue. Zalewski reviews a fine sampling of titles (DCPL owns) that reflect the current parenting zeitgeist in an age where
Looking for something to read after Junie B. Jones? Take a look at this list compiled by Rhona Campbell.These are in order from easiest to most difficult to read… 2nd-4th grade level:Barrows, Annie. Ivy & Bean books
Harper, Cherise. Just Grace books
Lowry, Lois. Gooney Bird Greene books
Mazer, Anne. Sister Magic series
Chevy Chase Library is proud to announce its March film series "'Epic Epics." We will be screening three award-winning epic films: March 5: Titanic (1997) 193 minutesMarch 19:Lawrence of Arabia(1962) 221 minutes
Polish composer Frederic Chopin was born on Feb. 22, 1810, making this month the 200th anniversary of his birth. Fans of Chopin's music may be pleased to visit our display of books about the life and music of Chopin, which will remain on display until they are all checked out!
The DC Library now offers the first two books in the popular "Quirk Classic" series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Both books are "mash-ups" that add supernatural elements (namely zombies and sea monsters) to Austen's original text (and they blend together surprisingly well).
On Saturday February 20th the Chevy Chase Library was pleased to host the City Year Volunteers. What is City Year?"City Year unites young people of all backgrounds
for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities
to change the world." - from City Year's Homepage
On Saturday the library celebrated Mardi Gras with floats (bookcarts), arts & crafts, bead tossing and refreshments!Here are a couple of happy parton's celbrating Mardi Gras in the library on Saturday!