Looking @ an Expanded View of “Library Orientation”

School Librarians can make every library visit powerful if we remember that EVERY subject-area’s “first” library visit of the school year is a “library orientation” for THEM! Here’s how I do unique orientation lessons with 6 different subjects. #libraryorientation #readingpromotion #fiction #ELA #contentareareading #socialstudies #deweydecimals #math #onlineresources #science #visualarts #worldlanguages #studentengagement Continue reading

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Looking @ Coordinating Collection, Curriculum, and Library Lessons

As school librarians, it’s our responsibility to develop a library collection that doesn’t rely on generic ‘balance,’ but one that supports our grade level curricula. More than that, we must also create Library Lessons that use those materials for meaningful classroom activities and worthwhile assessments. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #librarycollection #librarylessons #socialstudies #ELA Continue reading

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Looking @ 5 Tips for Buying Non-fiction Books

Buying non-fiction books for the school library isn’t quite as easy as choosing fiction. Here are my 5 tips for wise spending while getting quality titles to meet student and curricular needs. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #nonfictionbooks #collectiondevelopment Continue reading

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