Exploring Neighborhoods in the Library
Third graders explore the Dewey Decimal System. For this library media lesson, 3rd graders read the book The Shelf Elf Helps Out and explore the various "neighborhoods" in a library by creating a bookmark for each library section.
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How Do We All Live Together?
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson plan that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community...
K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Locating Information Quickly in a Variety of Resources
Here is a lesson which may be best suited for a library science teacher, or one that can be done by a regular teacher when in the library. In it, learners explore the best ways to use print and electronic resources to find information...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Choosing a Book That Interests Me: Seeking the Superhero Reader in Me
Selecting a "power book" and engaging in a structured class discussion are the learning targets for this fourth lesson in a larger unit. It is designed as a beginning of the year unit for establishing norms and routines in the classroom....
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Where Did You Hear That?
Where did you hear that? is the driving question of a instructional activity designed to shed light on the reliable, and unreliable, news sources covering an election. Through grand conversation and media exploration, scholars examine...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learning to Use the Library OPAC
Students are introduced to the "Online Public Access Catalog" (OPAC) system of library management. In this introductory unit, students are shown three ways to search for a book, video, etc on the OPAC. Following a teacher demonstration,...
3rd - 12th 21st Century Skills