First Graders learned about the importance of alphabetical order, especially in the Picture Book section. After viewing "Letters in the Library" through Tumblebooks on our Smart Board, we created a list of other ABC words we think belong in the library and we talked about how the books in the Picture Book section are organized (alpahbetically by author's last name). I created a grid called "Alphabooks" with boxes for each letter of the alphabet. After students checked out, they were to work on completing their own "Alphabooks" sheet to get to know some of the different authors and their books. We took a look at some spine labels under the document camera and filled in some boxes with examples. Students got the "big idea" of the lesson quickly and were competent in looking through the shelves for the different authors they love.