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Big6 Process

This presentation familiarizes students in Grades 3-5 with the steps in the Big6 research process they will use to do their research projects.

Dewey Decimal System

This presentation introduces students to the Dewey Decimal System. This classification system is used by most school and public libraries to arrange and locate books on shelves.

Nonfiction Features

This presentation explores nonfiction features for grades 2&3.


This presentation provides an overview of the poetry genre, providing information on the elements, features, structure, and types of poems.

View Here for a selection of poems written by poets suggested in the Massachusetts Frameworks for Grades 3-5.

View Here for a list of poetry anthologies and suggested resources for teaching poetry.

Reference Resources

This presentation provides information on print and online basic reference resources (dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas and almanac).

Sharing Books with Young Children (for Willett community)

This presentation introduces parents to literacy concepts and advises them on how to share books with their young children.


Traditional Literature

This presentation introduces younger students to the features and characteristics of folk rhymes and folktales, which are types of traditional literature.