Fact-finding doesn’t have to be boring! Harness kids’ innate curiosity with fun library research activities tied to the curriculum.
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.
Picture books capture children’s attention while building essential literacy skills. Get started with book recommendations, resources and a library lesson plan from LibrarySparks.
Start a conversation about bullying while teaching students crucial literacy skills. Get 10 children’s book recommendations and a free library lesson plan to introduce young readers to the concept of bullying.
What’s a genre? Kind of hard to describe, huh? That’s why the 7 genre dudes are here along with various activities that will help kids understand these dudes are in every book. This lesson is complete with character cutouts, talking points and covert ways to give kids a tangible way to understand and have fun with genre definitions.
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.
An adventure awaits … this lesson plan works for a single grade or across grades to gain a fantastic understanding of the Dewey Decimal System and engage in friendly games to test their newfound skills.