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 @ Customized 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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