Looking Back @ Differentiated Orientation for ELL Newcomers

Newcomer English Language Learners need a library orientation using very specific differentiation strategies based on WIDA-ELD Standards and Can-Do Descriptors. I created a set of 3 Read-Aloud Orientation lessons with fun and relevant hands-on follow-up activities that meets their needs. #schoollibrary #middleschool #libraryorientation #ELL #ESL #readalouds Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Customizing Orientations for Each Grade Level

A library orientation sets the tone for the entire school year, and there are definite advantages for creating customized orientations for each grade level. Here’s how I customize my first visits with returning students to rejuvenate their interest in the library. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #middleschool #library orientation #ELA #reading fiction #handsonlearning Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Creating a Meaningful Library Orientation

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

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