I've taught this skill in a variety of ways over the past five years, but this has been the most fun. First, I showed them a video my interns and I created of different hot spots in our LMC. I reviewed this with our students, stopping periodically to answer any questions. We also reviewed the end markers on the shelves- how they are maps to individual LMC sections. Then, using a graphic organizer, the kids, their teachers, our interns and I go on a scavenger hunt in the library to find different Dewey sections. The kids love learning where to find their favorite interests and I love helping!
I've also had a great time sharing fairy tales with first grade- we compared and contrasted Rubia and the Three Osos with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Fabuloso! Our kindergarten has really enjoyed Jerry Pinkney's wordless picture book the Lion and the Mouse (it won a Caldecott!) and then reading Aesop's fable. We also have enjoyed the following video of Jerry Pinkney discussing decisions he made in creating his book.
And hooray, today is Roald Dahl Day (author of Fantastic Mr. Fox, the Witches, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ...<3<3<3)! Check out this website to learn how you can celebrate the date with mischief and mayhem:)!