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 @ ELA, the Workshop Model, and Classroom Libraries

The School Library can’t just be about reading books. School Librarians need to rigorously contribute to student learning by fully integrating Library Lessons with all subject curricula. Otherwise, we can’t lament a lack of appreciation for the library when curriculum changes affect our circulation. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #ELA #classroomlibraries #readerwriterworkshop 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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