According to teacher-librarian Angela Rosheim, “Just having students make will not automatically create deep learning — you need to have sound pedagogy to go along with it.” In this blog Angela shares how she integrates making into her curriculum, along with a fun lesson plan that combines research with design thinking.
In the wake of this year’s devastating hurricane season, books about Hurricane Katrina carry timely messages. These lesson plans will help children understand the impacts of such disasters while also teaching skills such as problem solving and researching.
Digital citizenship is a critical literacy for today’s students to master, and the library is a natural place to do it. With these online and print resources, you can create digital citizenship lessons that help students learn to act safely and responsibly, with courtesy and respect, in the digital world.
Solve the mystery about credible sources! Use the fresh ideas in this FREE Upstart activity guide to help students better evaluate sources and put them hot on the trail of A+ sources!
Picture books capture children’s attention while building essential literacy skills. Get started with book recommendations, resources and a library lesson plan from LibrarySparks.
Know-Want-Learn (K-W-L) activities help students read and understand text. In this Library Lesson, geared toward fourth graders, children learn how to evaluate online information and are taught how to assess the effectiveness, usefulness and accuracy of websites. The lessons become clear as students are challenged to prove or disprove a list of “facts” about U.S. Presidents.
Those books with scratches, bruises and boo-boos, they need some tender loving care. This lesson helps kids understand how to take better care of books. Activities give kids the opportunity to see wounded books and diagnose the problem. The doctor is in.
Come one, come all. Storytime at your library has never been more memorable. You not only gain a list of all-time kids’ favorite books, but also ways to infuse your library storytime with laughter, rhyming, music and fun.