Hello Morley families and welcome! Come take a virtual look in our library and explore.
When Kindergarten to grade 2 students come to the library, they often choose from a selection of age-appropriate books displayed on tables. Grade 3 to grade 7 students are encouraged to choose a variety of books from different areas in the library.
There are six main types of books in the library:
- Leveled Books
- Picture Books
- Short Chapter Books
- Graphic Novels
Students: scroll down and show your families some of your favourite types of books. There are questions for you to answer as you look!
Leveled Books allow students to more easily pick books close to their reading level. They are great for beginner readers through to independent readers. Leveled books in book bags are borrowed by readers who benefit from a gradual progression from one level to the next.
If this is one of your favourite types of books: Why do you like them? Do you have any favourite characters? How do the pictures help you understand the story?
Picture books come in a wide range of reading levels and offer humour, fantasy, adventure and more! Many of our newer picture books help support our students’ social-emotional learning in areas of self-esteem, kindness, perseverance etc.
If this is one of your favourite types of books: why do you like them? Do you have a favourite author? Do you prefer stories that make you laugh or stories that take you on an adventure or stories that seem real?
Short Chapter Books
Short Chapter Books are great for students transitioning from picture books to novels. They are short novels with larger font and pictures to help students understand the text.
If this is one of your favourite types of books: why do you like them? Do you have a favourite series? Do you prefer chapter books with lots of pictures or just a few? What helps you understand new words in these books?
There are hundreds of different novels for independent readers. Genres include historical fiction, science-fiction, fantasy, adventure, mystery, humorous, realistic fiction and more. Some novels include pictures; however many are text-only.
If this is one of your favourite types of books: why do you like them? Do you have a favourite series or a favourite genre? Have you ever watched a movie based on a novel AND read the novel? Which did you prefer and why?
Graphic novels (aka comics) offer readers fun stories, biographies and illustrated versions of popular novels and classics. They are enjoyed by our beginner readers to our most advanced readers at Morley. They are especially helpful for our ELL students or any student who needs picture support to understand the story.
If this is one of your favourite types of books: why do you like them? Do you have a favourite series? How do aspects of the pictures (ex. facial expressions) really make the story come alive? Is there a story you’d like to see made into a graphic novel (maybe a story from a show or movie you’ve seen)?
Non-Fiction (Information) Books
We have thousands of information books in our library. Some of these books are used to support the curriculum in science, social studies and English. In addition, we have many high-interest books about sports, video-games, cooking etc.
If this is one of your favourite types of books: why do you like them? What do you like to learn about? Do you like to read information books from the first page to the last or do you read them another way? Do you use any special text features such as the Table of Contents, index or captions to help you find the information you’re interested in?
You are at the end of the library tour. Thanks for visiting and keep on READING!!!