Ross Elementary Library

All students at Ross visit the library with their class once per week for a lesson focused on literature or digital citizenship and book checkout. Students learn how to checkout their own books, search for books, conduct research and participate in Maker activities. Our K-5 students will also be participating in the Common Sense Digital Media curriculum and Junior Great Books. You can read more about these programs here.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digitalcitizenshipweek/home

https://www.greatbooks.org/junior-great-books-k-5/

https://www.dclibrary.org/godigital/all?subject=168&alpha=All#views-exposed-form-go-digital-resources-page-5

Families can search for titles available in the Ross Library and also check out our collection of ebooks. Here is how to access our collection:

  1. Go to dcps.follettdestiny.com
  2. Select “Elementary Schools”
  3. Select “Ross ES”
  4. Click “Catalog”
  5. Enter the title you are searching
  6. Use your student ID and birthdate to access ebooks
PK4 Learning Activities
  • Sit and listen to a story
  • Retell a story
  • Identify the cover, title page and back cover of a book
  • Talk about favorite characters and authors
K1 Learning Activities
  • Retell familiar stories including key details
  • Identify characters, setting and major events in a story
  • Identify and rhyming words
  • Describe relationships between illustrations and text
  • Actively engage in group reading activities
  • Know and use various text features
  • Ask and answer questions to help clarify meaning
  • Identify basic similarities and differences between two separate texts on the same topic
2nd Grade Learning Activities
  • Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and howto demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters
  • Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
3rd Grade Learning Activities
  • Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
  • Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
  • Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
  • Take brief notes from digital and text sources.
4th Grade Learning Activities
  • Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose when writing or speaking about a text.
  • Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
5th Grade Learning Activities
  • Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges, summarize the text.
  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
  • Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Lisa Juriga

Lisa Juriga

Librarian

lisa.juriga@k12.dc.gov