Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen is one of my favorite read alouds of all time. Outside of the New York Public Library are these massive lion statues. Have you ever thought what would happen if one of those lions actually walked into the library for story hour? Knudsen did! What happened when the lion walked in? You will have to get the book and find out. I feel the same way about libraries that Knudsen does. She says, "Anyone who loves libraries knows that they are special, magical places, where everyone is welcome and anything seems possible. I've made lots of wonderful friends in libraries, both inside the pages of books and among the people who work with them."
To go along with the book, I have created a packet of before, during, and after reading activities that are aligned to Common Core Standards in reading, listening and speaking, writing, and language.
Before reading: background information, predictions, and a purposeful listening question
During reading: question with accompanying graphic organizer to take notes
After reading: revisiting predictions and purposeful listening question, vocabulary lesson, writing extension activity