Library Skills Teacher Resources
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Understanding Library Skills: The Dewey Decimal System
Cyber Dewey? Dewey Made Fun? Do the Dewey Game? After a librarian-led tour of the school library and an explanation of the Dewey Decimal System, class members use the Internet to access MAGNOLIA, a site with resources devoted to library skills and the Dewey Decimal System.
7th English Language Arts
Library Skills Review
Middle schoolers review library skills by rotating through teacher-created learning stations covering various topics. They discuss plagiarism, work on Almanac practice as a team, complete practice using indexes, and an abstracts handout with OPAC worksheets.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Learning Library Skills during Technology Transitions
Making the transition to a higher-tech school library or computer lab? This plan suggests 5th graders undertake a scavenger hunt and make a PowerPoint to educate younger schoolmates about how to use information resources in an increasingly tech-outiftted facility.
5th English Language Arts
Words 'R' Us
Word relationships, connotation, and denotation are the focus of an activity to teach the use of a thesaurus. Scholars seek out vocabulary words to replace common starter words; they use the new vocabulary words to write three grammatically correct sentences that demonstrate the different connotations of each.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to impress on your writers the importance of citing sources, then this resource is a must.
8th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Students become familiarized with the layout of the library utilizing a map unit in the classroom. They role play as explorers and their territory is the library within the scenario. Each student relates library skills to classroom lessons to help surface relevance to their studies.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Sea Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My, Research Can Be Fun
Students make a book about different animals (made as a team). Students take pictures of animals at the zoo. Students research and write papers about an animal. Students work together to make a book about all of these animals.
3rd - 5th Science
Research Projects-The Seven Regions of India
Third graders use library skills to research topics assigned to them. synthesize information about India into a oral presentation and written report. They communicate their findings to the class using oral language skills and visual aids.
3rd Social Studies & History
We Shall Overcome
Students examine how historical events have helped to shape society, the roles played by singers and protest songs in the movement for civil rights, and the role American citizens played in shaping their society. Students make posters and PowerPoint presentations, create time lines, participate in debates, write a newspaper article, and compose a creative writing in this project.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Sea Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My, Research Can Be Fun
Digital pictures from a field trip to the zoo launch a research unit for 3rd through 6th graders. Over 6 weeks, your young researchers develop skills at locating information from various resources -- with keyword searches, in magazines and books.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Cameras and Careers
Applying photography basics they learn for this project, first graders take pictures of an adult at work focusing on the tools used, the work site, and job responsibilities. After making a career book that includes photos and descriptions, photographer/writers present their work to the class.
1st - 4th 21st Century Skills
ELA and Technology: Making Connections
Connect your middle or high school classes with a second grade class in this cooperative learning activity. The older students help younger learners to formulate a summary type book report, working in pairs. They type the report and create a PowerPoint presentation showing their work.
2nd - 10th English Language Arts
The Countries of Latin America
Fifth graders study the geography, culture, government and economy of Latin American countries. They work in groups to fill out a profile describing their Latin American country. They listen to a reading of Latin American folktales and relate it to their country.
5th Social Studies & History
Let's Write Our Own Mystery, Lesson on Inserting Pictures
Go through the process of taking a digital picture and then inserting it into a MS Word document. Learners are shown how to use a digital camera, how to download the pictures to a file, and how to insert a picture into a word document using the digital projector and a PC.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Investigating Eric Carle
Primary graders master library skills as they explore the work of beloved author and artist Eric Carle. Rotating through four centers, children learn about the author while navigating a website, browsing books on display, listening to audio versions of Carle stories, and checking out books.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Dealing with Dewey
Fourth graders identify books based on the Dewey Decimal System. In this library skills instructional activity designed to be used after introducing the Dewey Decimal System, 4th graders play a game collecting books from each category of the Dewey Decimal system while using a digital card catalog to identify the location of each book.
4th 21st Century Skills
The Native American Indian Women Quest
Students research background information on the role of Native American women. They then participate in a four station center which enables the students to view pictures, investigate new vocabulary, and research Native American recipies.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History