Library Lesson: Reading Fiction Books - 6g Essential Literacy Unit 1
What educators are saying
Excite 6th grade students to read a variety of Fiction books with this 3-visit Library Lesson unit focused on Reading Literacy and aligned to National School Library Standards & ELA Common Core. Lessons are short enough to allow time for students to browse & choose books, and for sustained, silent reading.
This unit can be used 2 different ways: with fixed/scheduled library classes or as a flex-schedule collaborative unit supporting the ELA study of narrative literature.
- How do folktales relate to Fiction Subjects? A brief historical glimpse at folktale books for children and how types of folktales lengthened to become the fiction Subjects/genres we know today. The lesson and the book analysis worksheet inspire students to expand their choice of fiction stories.
- How can I find the “best” books to read? A brief historical glimpse at Newbery's first book for youth and a look at national & cultural book awards, and state awards & book lists, with a short review of your online book search tool. Includes a Reading Record handout for students to keep track of books read.
- How can I help others find a good book to read? Guides students to use the 5 elements of fiction to create a 30-second Quick-Talk they can share with others as they browse for books. An excellent primer for doing booktalks in the Library or the ELA classroom.
This product package contains:
- Complete lesson plan with standards, understandings, objectives, assessment, Instructional guide, and space for reflection
- 3 animated slide presentations (13,13,15) [files as PPTX & ODP for Google slides]
- 3 sets of PDF presentation Notes
- PDFs of worksheet, Reading Record handout in 2 styles, and IT IS FOR ME checklist to help students choose a book (short how-to .mp4 video included)
- BONUS: Set of 6 templates for Multicultural spine labels (printable on Demco Item #WM14217700 3/4”x1” Spine Label Processing Sheets)
You'll love using this School Library Lesson Unit that encourages students to read a wider variety of fiction books. Make this unit even more effective by reading my blog post "Best Way School Librarians Can Increase Student Reading Achievement."