2011-2012 Elementary Library Lessons
Lesson Content
Session
IA
Session
1B
Library
Orientation:
Rules, Procedures,
Checkout
procedures, Shelf
Marker use
Manners in the
Library
AASL
C.4.1
C.4.4
1.2.2
1.4.1
4.1.2
C.4.1
C.4.4
1.4.1
4.1.2
Grade
K-2
K5
Books
Library Lion by
Michelle Knudson
Manners in the
Library by Carrie
Finn
and Mind Your
Manners B.B. Wolf
by Judy Sierra
Skills
benchmarks
review library rules,
procedures and
etiquette
Students will
describe and list
various good
manners to have in
the library.
Activity
Group discussion on
what is expected
behavior in the library
and how to care for
books
CL
Structures
Activity Sheet
and/or Materials
Needed
K5-Whole
group
discussion
2nd – hands on
demonstration
of how to use a
shelf marker,
trashed
shelves
Trashed shelves ppt
Missing Letter wkst
Dot to Dot ABCs
Whole group
at teams
Good Manners, Bad
Manners Game
Schools
Taught
at
MV
CH
2nd
SH
1st
Good Manners, Bad
Manners Game Board
(dice, board, clips,
cards)
MV
CH
1, K5
SH
K5
Session
I
Choose the Right
Book
C.4.3
1.1.2
4.4.1
1.1.4
1.1.5
2-3
Goldie Socks and
the Three Libearians
by Jackie Hopkins
(CH, MV, SH, E Hop)
file folder activity
with clues
choose a book on
own reading level
using 5 finger test
Library Trivia with
prizes: Review Rules
hands on
whole group
one student
per letter, all
students make
guesses thru
discussion
Demonstrate using a
shelf marker review
Trashed shelves ppt
MV
3rd, 4th,
CH
3, 4, 5
SH
3, 4, 5
Lesson Content
Session I
Session
2A
Session
2B
Library Language
review
Fiction Nonfiction
books
Alpha Order
Spine addresses
review
Fiction / Nonfiction
AASL
C.4.1
C.4.4
1.1.2
1.1.1
1.2.1
1.2.4
2.1.2
1.1.1
1.2.1
1.2.4
2.1.2
Grade
4-5
K-1
1
Books
Skills
benchmarks
Library Language
ppt
Boy Who Was
Raised by
Librarians (no
book, MFPL)
Review parts of a
book, spine, cover,
author, illustrator,
title, table of
contents, index,
glossary, nonfiction,
biography,
informational,
reference books
Armadillo:
Armadilly Chili,
Amazing
Armadillos,
Armadillo Trail
Pigeons: Don’t Let
Pigeon Drive the
Bus, True Book
Birds, Bring on the
Birds by Susan
Stockdale
Discovery Ed video
Clips:
Fiction_vs_Nonficti
on
Various F/NF
books: Tacky the
Penguin ,
penguins, Pete the
Penguin, Tacky in
Trouble, etc. Don’t
Let the Pigeon
drive the Bus,
Birds, Owning a
Pet Bird
Identify what makes
a book fiction and
nonfiction; pick
parts of the book,
real facts, drawings
vs photos, headings,
storylines, toc,
index, etc.
Activity
CL
Structures
Activity Sheet
and/or Materials
Needed
MV
4, 5
Ppt: guessing with clues as a
whole group
Library Trivia with prizes: Review
Rules – File Folder Just Right
Book Activity/Review
Schools
Taught
at
Whole group
view ppt,
make guesses
ABC practice sheets or – Clothespin line up
CH
5th, 4th,
3rd,
SH
4, 5
With a stack of books, have kids
determine if they are F or NF
Whole group
Pile of F / NF
books
ABC Clothespin line up
(?)
Book preview of F/NF
book display
Graphic Organizer to
sort books
fiction/nonfiction (from
Librarysparks.com)
MV
CH
SH
1st (S2)
Notes: Olivia and pig books –
or – Tacky in Trouble (MV, CH,
SH ) (penguin –CH, MV,SH,and
elephant ) Harry the Dirty Dog
(SH
MV - 1
Identify what makes
a book fiction and
nonfiction; pick
parts of the book,
real facts, drawings
vs photos, headings,
storylines, toc,
index, etc.
CH - 1
Discuss meanings of F and NF.
Watch short video clip.
Identify which books are F and
NF and state the clues that were
used to identify them.
F/Nf wkst: assess learning
Whole grp
discussion,
individual
assess
SH – 1, K
F or NF wkst (level 2
from DE resources)
Lesson Content
Session
2
Session
2
Session
2
Session
2
Choosing a Search
Site
4th grade
State Research
Choosing a
Search Site
(variation)
All References
Overview
Library Doors –
Parts of a Book
AASL
1.1.8
1.1.5
1.1.4
2.1.4
2.1.5
2.2.1
3.2.3
1.1.8
1.1.5
1.1.4
2.1.4
2.1.5
2.2.1
3.2.3
B.4.2
B.4.4
1.1.1
1.1.4
2.1.3
1.1.2
1.3.1
1.4.3
1.4.4
2.1.4
Grade
4
5
4
Books
Cybersmart lesson:
Choosing a Search
Site
http://cybersmartc
urriculum.org/rese
archinfo/lessons/4
5/choosing_a_sear
ch_site/
Cybersmart lesson:
Choosing a Search
Site
http://cybersmartc
urriculum.org/rese
archinfo/lessons/4
5/choosing_a_sear
ch_site/
Introduction
Lesson and Activity
Skills
benchmarks
Activity
CL
Structures
Compare and contrast
search sites: engines
or directories –
Discuss methods of
searching print and
online
Book: TOC, index
Online: WB,
Searchasaurus,
50states.com
Students explore the features of

Ask Kids

FactMonster

Awesome Library

kidsClick

Quintura Kids
Compare and contrast
search sites: engines
or directories
BrainPop video: Online
Resources with activity and quiz
pages
Students explore the features of

Ask Kids

FactMonster

Awesome Library

kidsClick
 Quintura Kids
Small groups
4-5 kids,
share
computer
stations
Worksheets handouts and
reminder cards
Small group Reference
Blast Off
Game
Introduce and
understand use of
different reference
materials
Small groups
4-5 kids,
share
computer
stations
Activity Sheet
and/or Materials
Needed
Schools
Taught
at
Wkst handouts:
http://cybersmartcurric
ulum.org/assets/files/a
ctivitysheets/45/Choosing_A_Search_
Site.pdf
MV
Website search features
for each search engine,
Recommended state
research sites handout.
Wkst handouts:
http://cybersmartcurric
ulum.org/assets/files/a
ctivitysheets/45/Choosing_A_Search_
Site.pdf
CHSH- 4
MV- 5
CH- 5
Website search features
for each search engine,
Recommended state
research sites handout.
SH-
-Using Ref wkst
-Destination Library
overhead master
-Reminder cards
-Wkst handout
MV 4
CH - 4
SH 4
1-2
Library Doors by
Toni Buzzeo
[25-30 other E
books with dust
cover, copyright pg
and title pg]
Practice to identify
parts of a book
after a model with
ppt. Students locate
parts in their
randomly assigned
book sample.
Ppt – Library Doors/Book Parts
Practice identifying parts
Wkst – identify book parts
Whole group
then individ
work
-Parts of a Book (skills
book A&B)
-ppt
-Library Doors book and
curriculum pkt.
MV- 2
CH - 2
SH - 2
Lesson Content
AASL
Grade
Books
Skills
benchmarks
Activity
CL
Structures
Activity Sheet
and/or Materials
Needed
Schools
Taught
at
MV (sick)
Session
2
Ref Unit_Dictionary
Intermediate
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.2.1
3.2.3
3
Ppt My Dictionary
Definitions
To understand the
purpose of
dictionaries as well
as to use them to
enhance
comprehension of a
story by learning
and extending
vocabulary.
Ask students to identify what
type of reference book is used
to look up the definition or
pronunciation of a word.
Introduce story.
L.Candler Guide Word Activity
(fireplace –s)
unused Extend the lesson:
Using the dictionary wksts –orDiscEd: Be a Word Detective! (lvl
3-5), Surf’s Up! (lvl 3-5),
Ppt with guide word
practice challenge
Whole group
then groups
of 2-3 for
guide word
activity
[Quia guide word game
http://www.quia.com/rr/45806.
html (use whiteboards and dry
erase)]
Session
3
Session
3
Beginning
Destiny OPAC:
Title, Author and
subject searches
Author Spotlight –
Denise Fleming
(pulp painting)
1.1.2
1.1.4
1.1.8
2.1.3
2.1.4
1.1.2
2.3.1
4.1.1
4.2.1
2
K-1
Destiny
demonstration
2-3 Picture search
All or any of
Denise Fleming’s
books
Demonstrate and
practice title,
author and subject
searches. Explain
keyword and series
searches. Practice
locating books
Look at an author’s
group of work,
understand that
there are various
forms of media that
illustrators use,
Fleming’s is a
unique process,
appreciate her
stories
CH - 3
SH -3
unused[Multiple copies
of various dictionaries
Computer stations w
online
http://dictionary.refere
nce.com/
Previews wkst pkt –]
MV
Wkst – more practice identifying
search types
[early finishers - Word sorts to
identify types of searches]
Read a book or tow , discuss her
work as an author and illustrator
www.denisefleming.com
Various Book activities –
depending on the books
available to read
Teachingbooks.net – Video clip –
http://www.teachingbooks.net/
spec_athr.cgi?pid=1071
how she makes her pulp
paintings
If time, have children read
various Fleming books in small
groups
Small group
2-3
Wksts: Title Author
Subject
SIRS wkbk pgs:
CH
SH- 2
MV- 1, K5
www.denisefleming.com
Whole group
Individual
activites
Various Book activities
– depending on the
books available to read
Buster crossword,
Buster figure cut out,
Tall Tall Grass match up
and drawing, Mama Cat
word search, etc.
CH- K5
SH- K5
Lesson Content
Session
3
Session
3
Genre_Biographies
(Collective and
Autobiography)
Destiny searches
– Advanced User
AASL
1.1.2
1.2.5
1.4.1
2.3.1
2.4.1
4.1.4
1.1.1
1.1.3
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3
Grade
3
4-5
Books
Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline
Briggs Martin, My
brother Loved
Snowflakes by
Mary Bahr, Ruby
Bridges by Robert
Coles, Through My
Eyes by Ruby
Bridges, The Boy
Who Invented the
TV . . .by Kathleen
Krull, the Fantastic
Jacques Cousteau
by , Nothing but
Trouble the story
of Althea Gibson
by Kathleen Krull?,
You Forgot Your
Skirt Amelia
Bloomer by ?Corey
SIRS – Subject Tree
topics
Skills
benchmarks
Understand what a
biography is, know
the difference
between,
biography,
autobiography, and
collective
biographies
Activity
Ppt: Let’s Learn About
Biographies
Introduce the definition of a
biography. (A biography is book
about a real person, alive or
dead, famous or unknown,
includes life events,; may not
include an entire life; an
autobiography is the life story
written by the person the book
is about. ) Discuss where they
are found and how they are filed
in the library.
CL
Structures
Activity Sheet
and/or Materials
Needed
Schools
Taught
at
MV-
CH -3
Whole group
discussion
and book
read,
individual
wkst
SH -3
Read through handout (Explore
the Library C/D p.15).
Show book examples of
collective, biography, and
autobiography. Read one of the
examples.
After discussing
types of Destiny
searches and what
each entails, lead
discussion in how to
narrow a topic
search by practicing
and choosing
subtopics that fall
under topics
MV- 5
Subject Category Word Sort
cards – blind sort
Subject Tree wksts 8, 14 & 15
(SIRS elem)
Small group
word sorts
Individual
work on
worksheets
Subject Category Word
Sort cards – blind sort
Subject Tree wksts 8,
14 & 15 (SIRS elem)
CH
4
SH
5
Lesson Content
Session
3
Ref Unit_Thesaurus
AASL
1.1.2
1.1.4
1.2.2
1.2.3
2.1.5
2.1.6
2.2.1
Grade
4
Books
Ppt Dictionary and
Thesaurus
differences
Skills
benchmarks
Understand when,
how and why we
use a thesaurus,
practice rewriting
nursery rhymes by
choosing alternate
synonyms – using
both online and
print resources
Activity
CL
Structures
What is a Thesaurus ppt
Rewrite Itsy Bitsy Spider as a
group
Rewrite a nursery rhyme using
new synonyms in small groups
http://www.highsmith.com/pdf/
librarysparks/2008/lsp_feb08_li
brary_lesson_worksheets.pdf
Done in
stations
Activity Sheet
and/or Materials
Needed
Schools
Taught
at
Nursery Rhyme
synonyms
http://www.highsmith.co
MV
m/pdf/librarysparks/2008/
lsp_feb08_library_lesson_
worksheets.pdf
CH- 4
The Thesaurus a
synonym’s Best Friend
SH
http://www.highsmith.co
m/pdf/librarysparks/2011/
lsp_jan12_fr_repros.pdf
Multiple copies of
thesaurus –or- online
version

Session
4
Whose Is It,
Anyway?
Copyright and
Plagiarism
4-5
Resources taken
and adapted from
cybersmart
curriculum.org and
Brain Pop
Define plagiarism
and its
consequences.
Explain how the
Internet makes
copying others’
work easy.
Identify conditions
that make it
acceptable.
Match vocab used
to definitions.
Ppt: Whose Is It
Anyway?
Includes: 2 video clips from
Brain Pop: Copyright (5:25), and
Plagiarism (5:05)

Ethics activity:
Manners Respecting
the Law (cybersmart
lesson page 1 & 2)
students are given
situations and asked if
it is ok to copy. Group
discussion.

Small group – vocab
card match game

Check answers
Whole group
to start,
think-pairshare
discussions,
and small
group card
activity
MV-
Vocab Card Match
CH-
SH-
Lesson Content
AASL
Grade
Books
Skills
benchmarks
Activity


None
Session
4
Session
4
Ref Unit_Atlas
(intermediate)
Ref Unit_Atlas
(primary)
4-5
2-3
Google Earth
application
Treasure Map by
Stuart Murphy
Mapping Penny’s
World by Loreen
Leedy
My Granny Went
to the Market a
Round –the- World
Counting Game by
Stella Blackstone
and Christopher
Corr
My Map Book by
Sara Fanelli
There’s a Map in
my Lap by
Follow That Map!
A First Look at
Mapping Skills by
Scott Ritchie
Ways to Find our
Way by Kay
Jackson
Match geography
terms.
Use cardinal
directions to locate
a state.
Understand planet,
continent, country,
region, state,
county, city, street.


Google Earth demo
Google Earth tour to
various landmarks.
Geography
Terminology Round
Table activity
What State Am I In?
game

Continent questions
exit sheet.


State Stumpers (H/W)
Coordinate Flower
(H/W)
CL
Structures
Activity Sheet
and/or Materials
Needed
Whole grp
demo, round
table, game
Individual:
Exit Sheet
Library Sparks (Nov.
2011) Geography in the
Library Tool Chest
lessons for term cards
Map Activities for
Young Learners wkbk
for game
Schools
Taught
at
MV-
CH-
SH-
MV-
CH
To understand that
a map is a drawing
of a place and to
understand the
cardinal directions
(north, south, east
west), the compass
rose and
coordinates are and
practice using each
of these.
Map Attack – Compass
Out at the Ranch Directions
Map Attack – Trace a Path
Ready Set Race Directions
Map Attack – coordinates (H/W)
Whole grp
demo,
compass,
Ranch
Directions
Individual:
trace a path,
and ready set



Out at the Ranch
cardinal direction
practice
ReadySetRace
coordinates (in
protectors used
with dry erase)
Map Attack Trace
Route (side b in
protectors)
Map Attack
Coordinates (as
homework)
SH-
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