Looking Back @ Customizing Orientations for Each Grade Level

A library orientation sets the tone for the entire school year. Here’s how I customize my first visit with returning students at each grade level to rejuvenate their interest in the library. #NoSweatLibrary #library orientation #ELA #reading fiction #middleschool #readingpromotion Continue reading

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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 @ 2 Library Lessons for Your Weeded Fiction Books

Every year I weed a hundred or so low-circulation books from my Fiction area, but I’m never really sure they deserve to be discarded. Even books that have deteriorated or are damaged scream “Save me!” Does the School Librarian in you cringe at the idea of throwing away books? Then here’s 2 Library Lessons that involve students in meaningful and authentic activities while giving new life to those “trash” books. Continue reading

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