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Lesson Activities to Use in the Elementary School Library

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The following activities can be used to plan curriculum-connected library lessons.  These activities are free from the publisher and will help you plan lessons that support teachers in the classroom.

The lesson guides are a part of a new section of Library Teacher Tools Toolbox called Books for Teaching, which features educator’s/activity guides from authors and publishers of wonderful children’s books.  These guides will help you create engaging lessons for your students, all while fostering an appreciation for literature.

Most of the guides list common core standards and many include printable activity sheets.

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Library Orientation for First Time Library Visits

August 15th, 2014

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The beginning of the school year also means welcoming your newest little visitors to the library. PreK and Kindergarten students will not only be tasked with becoming familiar with their classroom environment, but also, for many, it will be their first visit to the library. Library orientation is very important for all students, new and returning, because it sets the stage for the entire school year.  However, a few additional planning steps are necessary for little ones and involves having tools in place to calm fears, introduce yourself and the library, create a welcoming environment, and have students view the library as an exciting; wonderful learning space that they will love.

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