School Library Lessons
Elementary school library ideas and design tips. Library lesson plans and ideas to help readers find the books they want and learn to find and use resources.
Directed Drawing Book Review Tutorial
Looking for a school library bulletin board? This simple book review directed drawing is great for getting students engaged in talking about the books they read.
Nonfiction Library Labels
These nonfiction library labels have been such a time saver in my library. With the use of images and words all readers in my elementary school can find the books they want to read.
Dewey Decimal System Scavenger Hunt
Use this dewey decimal system scavenger hunt to help students learn the nonfiction section of the library. A great elementary library lesson to engage readers.
Elementary Library Reader Advisory
Great suggestions for helping elementary students find the books they want to read. From talking with students to creating an elementary school library design that draws readers to the sections that interest them, these ideas helped guide readers.
Build a Sentence Grammar Lesson
This grammar lesson is a great addition to your literacy centers. Help students learn the parts of a sentence and spark their creativity.
Winter Read Alouds
I love these winter-themed books. They are great for read alouds and to add to your classroom libraries. Need help finding them, ask your school librarian to help you prepare a basket of winter books for your library.
Classroom Book Club Guides
These novel notebooks were perfect for my classroom book clubs. An easy way to address each standard and allow students to work independently. These easily adapt to any novel you choose.
Dewey Decimal Posters
Help students find the books in your school library with these Dewey Decimal Posters. Each poster has the hundreds listed with the main category. Subcategories and images are added to help elementary age students find the books they want to read.
School Library Scavenger Hunt
This was such a fun way to assess student understanding of the school library. These Super Readers kept the kids on their toes and guided them through the sections of the library (everybody, fiction, series, nonfiction, biographies, online catalog, exit, circulation desk, and the reference sections.) Visit the page to get your readers started on this library scavenger hunt,
School Library Classroom Management
Great ideas for managing student behavior in the library. Elementary librarians walk a fine line between the teacher in charge of lessons and the person kids confide in to get the books they want. Try these easy to implement ideas to have students giving their best.
25 Ways to Build Your School's Reading Culture - We Are Teachers
25 Ways to Build Your School's Reading Culture. When we let students know that reading is worthwhile, it creates a chain reaction of learning. Here are 25 strategies for fostering a reading culture. #inspirational #books #reading
6 Ways to Rethink Your Library Space and Make It Amazing
6 Ways to Rethink Your Library Space and Make it Amazing | Over the course of five years, I've worked to renovated and redesign the library at Stewart Middle Magnet. Here, I share what I learn in six lessons that you can apply to your own library or classroom.
Guide learners in knowing what to expect in the school library. These classroom expectation posters help students understand what is expected as they read, respond, and share.
Research guide for Kids
Research can be overwhelming for many kids. These steps will take students over the bridge of idea to publishing and evaluating. These simple steps break the research process down into bite-sized steps learners can easily understand.