Looking Back @ Creating a Meaningful Library Orientation

The purpose of any library lesson is to support what is happening in the classroom, and for a library orientation it’s especially important to set the tone for the entire school year. Here’s my rationale for what I do…and DON’T do…for my first visit with new-to-the-school students. #NoSweatLibrary #library orientation #ELA #reading fiction #middleschool #studentengagement #readingpromotion Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Reading Logs & the School Librarian

Student Reading Logs can be horribly discouraging for students or they can be valuable enhancements to any reading program for English Language Arts or other content areas. A perceptive School Librarian can see the interconnections between content reading and develop tools that will make a School Library Reading Program preferred by teachers and enjoyed by students. Continue reading

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