Create a Differentiated School Library 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. Read how I created a set of 3 Read-Aloud Orientation lessons with fun and relevant hands-on follow-up activities that meets their needs. #NoSweatLibrary Continue reading

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Create Customized School Library Orientations for Each Grade Level

A School Library Orientation establishes our relationship with students for the entire school year, so School Librarians can create customized orientations for each grade level in our school. Here’s how I customize my first visits with returning students to rejuvenate their interest in the library. #NoSweatLibrary Continue reading

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Middle School Students & School Library Lessons

Middle school students are a challenge. When School Librarians understand this stage of physical and mental development, we can create scaffolded, grade-appropriate lessons that are engaging and content-rich, with activities that provide active practice. #NoSweatLibrary Continue reading

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