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Understanding Common Core State Standards. Feeling Over-shelved? 11 Easy Ways to Speed Up Shelving Time. Anyway, there's an episode of Seinfeld where George asks Newman why postal workers "go postal. " And Newman starts freaking out, shouting about how the mail never stops; it just keeps coming and coming and coming...! If you haven't seen it (or you just want to enjoy it again), here's the clip. I see shelving library books the same way Newman sees the daily mail. The books keep dropping into the book return. Boom, kerplunk, thud! Of course, this is a good thing. How many times have you gone to shelve one book and ended up spending 20 minutes fixing the Dewey order? So today, I have some tips. My very first library was a brand-new elementary school. I see that Demco is still selling the wooden carts, so there must be schools that are using them.

If you have only the solid wood carts, I urge you to think about investing in a steel cart. Whatever shelving cart you are stuck with, you will get much more done if you use your carts to sort the books before you go to shelve them. Fun Ideas for Library Orientation. Ahh, the first day of school!

Fun Ideas for Library Orientation

Call me crazy, but I've always loved it! I will see my first classes in the library this Wednesday. We have a book fair coming Thursday, so we will be frantically setting up. The Library Genre-fication Project. "Where are your scary books?

The Library Genre-fication Project

" "Do you have any books like Twilight? " "Where are all the mythology books? " After nine years as a school librarian, I have been witness to many, many students rushing into the library asking these questions. Bearing library passes with precious few minutes before they must return to class, middle school students often do not have time to mull around or search the catalog to figure out what books to get. They may not have a specific author or title in mind, but almost every student who comes in knows what type of book (genre) he or she wants. For nonfiction books, the Dewey Decimal system accounts for genre naturally. 796 is sports. 398 is traditional literature. 940 is European history. Flexible Scheduling for the Library – Mackin TYSL. One of the things I get asked about the most as a presenter and speaker is to talk to librarians about flexible scheduling.

Flexible Scheduling for the Library – Mackin TYSL

Or in some cases, to avoid talking about it because “it just isn’t possible at (insert campus name or district name).” Scope & Sequence: Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. This curriculum is no longer being updated. Our new lessons are easier to use and more relevant for students today. Get Trained. National School Library Standards. Information Literacy. National Library Week Activities. In Celebration of Book Week and School Library Media Month, Education World presents dozens of book-themed activities, lessons, and projects, from our archive!

National Library Week Activities

Included: How to write better book reports, stage a "Literature Day," compose Harry Potter haiku, plus additional classroom activities for teaching about fairy tales, folk tales, biographies, and more! SLM2018 Resources. Sample Newletter. SBBB overview1. Tech Tools for Teacher Librarians.

Book Fairs

Library Lesson Plans - Library Teacher Tools Toolbox. SPLC Civil Rights Activity Book web. Maryland Association of School Librarians. Guidelines for Participation The purpose of the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Program is to promote life-long reading habits by encouraging students to read and enjoy quality contemporary literature that broadens understanding of the human experience.

Maryland Association of School Librarians

The books selected as nominees for the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award have positive reviews from respected journals and have been read by members of the committees. However, it is recommended that each school and/or each school system apply its own selection policy and determine whether or not every book is appropriate for the recommended age level, as well as the intended use. Guidelines: Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award c/o Patricia Goff, 700 Franklin Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157. Elementary Library Organization - Elementary Librarian. How do you organize your shelves?

Elementary Library Organization - Elementary Librarian

I did a major overhaul of my library this summer (I'm not finished), and I had a hard time deciding exactly what to do. This past school year was my first at this school and I inherited a mess, quite frankly. The collection hadn't been properly weeded in my lifetime, if I were guessing. The Easy collection had so many books crammed on the shelves that the students couldn't even look for a book. How I Use Library Stations - Elementary Librarian. The Power of Collaboration - Elementary Librarian. We hear a lot about collaboration in the school library.

The Power of Collaboration - Elementary Librarian

Collaboration really is the key to creating a dynamic library program at your school. Home. Storyline Online. Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores. Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A study released Tuesday by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians shows that the more emphasis is put on school libraries--and the learning that takes place there--the better scores students receive on standardized tests.

Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores

University of South Carolina Professor Dr. Karen Gavigan outlined the studies five areas of importance at a press conference Tuesday morning. "The presence of librarians and library support staff, instructional collaboration between librarians and teachers, traditional and digital collections, library expenditures, and access to computers," she explained.

The study found that the schools which had these five components had better performance on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards. One of third-grader Tavetria Amponsah's favorite things to do is to go to the library and read. School Librarian Debbie Cooper says the learning that takes place there is guided by collaboration between her and the teachers, but driven by the students. Why are school libraries essential?

Makerspace and Coding

Research. SLMS and Reading. For Teacher Librarians - Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians. 17 Best images about Teacher/Librarian Collaboration Lessons on Pinterest. 21st Century Book Talks & Trailers. 5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos. The traditional book report that asks students to critique the books that they read is a staple of many classrooms.

5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos

If you would like to add a new element to book reports try having students add visual and audio components to book reports by having students create book trailers. Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. A great place to find examples of book trailers is Book Trailers for Readers. If you would like to have your students try to create book trailers, here are five free video tools that are well-suited to that purpose.

Animoto makes it possible to quickly create a video using still images, music, video clips, and text. Stupeflix is a service that allows user to quickly and easily create video montages using their favorite images and audio clips. Resources for Creating Book Trailers. Creating Book Trailers A trailer for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.

Resources for Creating Book Trailers

Morris Lessmore by William Joyce. The trailer was created by Jarod Lambert and his son Charles (age 6). The Research Process. Collaboration. Copyright and Plagiarism. Slw3 2008. PBS LearningMedia. Future Ready Librarians - Library flyer download. Future Ready Librarians - Framework. When high quality teaching is infused with the dynamic use of technology, personalized student learning becomes possible.

The Future Ready District Pledge is designed to set out a roadmap to achieve that success and to commit districts to move as quickly as possible towards a shared vision of preparing students for success in college, career, and citizenship. This roadmap can only be accomplished through a systemic approach to change, as outlined in the Future Ready Framework.

With personalized student learning at the center, a district must align each of the seven (7) key categories, called "Gears", in order to ensure a successful digital conversion. The outside rings of the framework emphasize the need for collaborative leadership and the cycle of transformation where districts vision, plan, implement, and assess continually. Free Printables and Online Games - Elementary Librarian. Worth more than I paid! "I am so glad I found the Elementary Librarian lesson plans! Elementary Librarian's Adopt-A-Shelf Program - Elementary Librarian. Adopt-A-Shelf is something I’ve been considering for my library for some time now. A few weeks ago, several librarians were discussing it on my state’s listserv, so I thought I would start it in my library for the upcoming school year.

I’ve been working hard on all the materials so you don’t have to! I’ve created a Powerpoint presentation for students and special awards to keep them motivated! The best part? It’s totally FREE! InserviceScript for E.L.C.O.T.: Experiential Learning Centers of Tomorrow. #1 Educational Site for Pre-K through 5.

Library word scramble. Dewey Body Buddy Girl. Toutes les tailles. 'I’m Going to Reassure Them That They Are Safe': Talking to Students After the Election. Stories are flooding social media from parents whose children are afraid of what the 2016 presidential election results might mean. One boy with Autism was crying because he saw Trump mocking a disabled person. A teenager who is gay is afraid of what he will do to the LGBT community. 7 Tech Tips for Your Next Read-Aloud. Reading aloud to children is an essential part of the school day. Experiencing stories as a whole class or in a small group can help students learn essential reading skills. Lesson Plans and Educator Resources - The United States Mint. View all Lesson Plans Change Mixer Grades K–5 Math, Physical Education Students will use their abilities to recognize coins and their values in this game that focuses on locomotor skills (skip, slide, gallop, run, jump).

Three Ways To Use Picture Books with Older Kids. 6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have. Active Learning Spaces. Favorite Halloween Read Alouds - Elementary Librarian. Teacher Resources. The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Go to the blog. 8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics. The school year is winding down, which means that teens (young people of any age, really) can finally give the classics a rest and dive instead into the young adult novels that really reflect what it’s like to grow up today.

Not so fast, though: Lots of YA books, for all their fantastical plot elements and contemporary detail (in at least one of these novels, witches and iPods are never far apart), address some of the same themes the classics do, including race, female sexuality, mental illness, and obviously enough, love. In honor of the classics, YA, and the joy of reading of both together, we’ve rounded up eight of the most-taught books in America and paired them with contemporary reads that tread the same, timeless territory. New York Public Library's 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know. Description: Around 2005 the NYPL created this popular list - it includes many classic stories from the 30s to the 2000'sThis list is publicly viewableLast updated: June 5, 2013, 10:47 pm Showing 20 of 93 items ( 15 currently available - Show Me )Sort by: List/Print View.

The Teacher's Corner - Librarians. Research Databases for Schools. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Back to School Read Alouds - Elementary Librarian. Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans. 27 Classroom Poster Sets: Free and Fantastic. Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. How important are libraries in elementary schools? by WBEZ's Afternoon Shift. The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids. Alberta School Library Council’s Blog.

Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks. Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H! Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do. A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have. 102 of the Most Inspiring Storytelling Quotes of All Time - Type A Communications. Top Project Based Learning Ideas and Lesson Plans You Will Find On the Web. For Teacher Librarians - Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians. Finding pathfinders on Pinterest. Cataloging Library Collections. Dr. Seuss. Video and Media. Biographies. Author/Illustrator Websites. Book Trailers. The Other 21st Century Skills. A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about. Library as Incubator Project.

Upper Elementary Snapshots: Organizing Student Usernames and Passwords. The Teacher's Daybook by Jim Burke. TED Talks. Bctla/pub/documents/Points of Inquiry/PrimaryCollabPlanning.pdf. Internet Library for Librarians. Talk It Up! Discussion Guides. 25 more alternatives. Weeding guide. LIBRARY LINGO Jeopardy Template. Help a Child Write a Book Review. Updated Common Core State Standards Checklists. Creating a Timeline using Google Drawing. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level. Teaching Strategies For Improving Student Internet And Keyword Research. EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles. Free To Use and Share: Resources To Help Teach Kids (and Adults!) About Copyright and Creative Commons.