Looking @ 5 Essential Literacies for Students: Part 2 – Content Literacy

In our modern world students need to understand and be proficient in 5 Essential Literacies, and School Librarians need to integrate at least one Library Literacy component into every class visit. In Part 2 we look at Library Lessons that help build the Content/Disciplinary Literacy that students need to be successful with current and future coursework. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Library Orientation: Location, Location, Location!

A Library Orientation establishes our year-long relationship with students (and teachers), so we need an engaging lesson. The typical presentation of 2-3 dozen slides, covering all aspects of library organization and rules, is NOT it! That just puts kids to sleep with details … Continue reading

Looking Back @ Supporting Reading in Social Studies

As librarians we do whatever is necessary to promote reading by organizing our collection for students to find just what they want (as in organizing fiction by Subjects). A fellow librarian, Kathy Cunningham from Blalack Middle School in Carrollton TX, gave me … Continue reading