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This bundle for K-5 library students includes 40 printable activities that can be found in seven of the other products available in my store! Your library students can practice important skills throughout the school year with these seasonal activities!
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There are activities to reinforce library skills such as library behavior and etiquette, book care, ABC order, arranging fiction books, author/illustrator, parts of a book, using a dictionary, call numbers, and much more. The packet also includes seasonal crafts and coloring activities.
Back to School and Fall-Themed Activities
1. Back-to-School Preschool / kindergarten poem - This poem is perfect to send home with your youngest class on their first day of library class. Students can color the picture while you check out their first-ever library book, and the poem/picture can then be a keepsake for parents that reminds them about the importance of reading with their children.
2. Back-to-School Mr. Wiggle Says - This is a simple activity for after reading Mr. Wiggle's Book by Paula Craig and Carol Thompson. It has a space to draw Mr. Wiggle and a space to write down something he would say about taking care of our books.
3. Back-to-School Library Bookmarks - This is a page of four cute bookmarks with a library theme. These are perfect for students to color while you check out their first books of the year and will work for any lower elementary grade.
4. First Day of Library "What the Library Looks Like" activity - This worksheet allows students to draw the "right way" and "wrong way" to act during different situations in the library, including entering the library, listening to directions given by the librarian, looking for books, and working in groups. My students always enjoy this activity, especially drawing the "wrong way." I have used it with 5th through 8th graders, but it could work for younger students as well.
5. First Day of Library Survey - This survey includes several questions, mostly reading related, so you can get to know your students on the first day of library. I always learn something about each student, and I always get ideas for books to order based on the feedback I get from this survey.
6. "Book Care Jack-O'-Lantern Coloring Page" - Students will complete a color-by-number style activity in which proper book care procedures are colored yellow and incorrect book care procedures are colored orange.
7. "Be an Illustrator" - Students are reminded of the definition of "illustrator" and then have an opportunity to illustrate the text of a short story.
8. "Using a Title Page" - This worksheet includes an example of a title page, and then asks the students to answer some simple questions using the information provided on the sample title page.This can be used to introduce what title page is, and it also helps you to reinforce library vocabulary such as illustration, illustrator, author, and publisher.
9. "Fall ABC Order Practice" - Students write 10 fall-themed words in ABC Order.
10. "Halloween ABC Order Practice" - Students cut out five Halloween-themed words, alphabetize them, and glue them in the correct order.
11. "Don't Be Scary in the Library" - Five jack-o'-lanterns each state a choice that they made during library class, and students are asked to circle the jack-o-lanterns that made good choices.
12. "Fall in Love with Reading" - A cute fall-themed coloring page -- perfect for fast finishers or for young students to color after listening to a fun fall story.
13. Parts of a Book Vocabulary/Matching Activity: This includes one page that lists parts of a book vocabulary words and their definitions. On the matching activity page, students match 9 parts of a book vocabulary words with their definitions.
14. Parts of a Book "What am I?" task cards (w/recording sheet): Eight task cards are included - the cards describe parts of a book and ask students to identify them. I used these for a Scoot game in my school library by hanging two sets of these cards around the library and asking students to find the cards and record the correct vocabulary word described on each card.
15. Make-Your-Own Bookshelf: This worksheet includes several blank book spines, and students are asked to make a fiction bookshelf by adding authors' last names, titles, and call numbers for each book and making sure they are in alphabetical order by the author's last name.
16. Sort the Spooky Stories: This worksheet lists the titles and authors of several pretend fiction books and asks students to write them on blank book spines, making sure they are in alphabetical order by the author's last name.
17. Fix the Works Cited Page!: This worksheet includes a Works Cited page (made up of imaginary books) that is formatted incorrectly. Students are asked to redo the Works Cited page using MLA format.
18. Thankful for Reading Activity - Students color and construct a cute turkey for a Thanksgiving craft.
19. Veterans Day ABC Order Practice - Students cut out the five branches of the U.S. Military, alphabetize them, and glue them in the correct order.
20. Veterans Day Bookmarks - Students can color this page of four black and white bookmarks.
1. "Warm for Winter" ABC Order practice - Students write ten articles of warm winter clothing in alphabetical order.
2. Fiction or Nonfiction Cut & Paste - Students cut out books and arrange them in a chart to show which ones are fiction and which ones are nonfiction.
3. Find the Guide Words - Students use a dictionary to look up winter-related words and then write down the guide words that were on the top of the page where each word was found.
4. Parts of a Book Snowmen Cut & Paste - Students match up the words "Glossary," "Index," and "Table of Contents" with their definitions and then glue the matched up sets on a picture of snowmen.
5. Be an Author - Students write a sentence or two to go along with an illustration.
6. Be an Illustrator - Students illustrate a short story with a winter theme.
7. Nonfiction = True Facts (version 1) - This can be used as a follow-up activity when you read a nonfiction book about arctic animals to your students. After listening to you read the informational text, students will write a fact about an arctic animal and draw an illustration.
8. Nonfiction = True Facts (version 2) - As an alternative to the last activity, this page asks students to write any fact about winter and draw an illustration.
9. ABC Order Author Sort - Students put the names of eight authors in ABC order.
10. February ABC Order Practice - Students write 10 words that relate to February in ABC order.
1. Springtime Dictionary Practice - Explains what guide words are and asks students to use the guide words in a dictionary to find spring-related words
2. Library Poetry - Includes the first few lines of a narrative poem about a school library and asks students to write the ending for the poem; also includes space for students to write an acrostic poem about the school library. Perfect for National Poetry Month in April or a fun activity for June
3. Spring Cleaning in the Library - Lists titles and authors for some fiction books and requires students to arrange them in the correct order on a bookshelf
4. It's Raining Fiction and Nonfiction! - Students color code raindrops by identifying whether they contain call numbers for nonfiction books or fiction books (two versions of the same worksheet are included; one for libraries that use "F" for fiction and one for libraries that use "FIC" for fiction)
5. Call Number Garden - Students color code flowers by identifying whether they contain call numbers for easy reader books, fiction books, or nonfiction books (two versions of the same worksheet are included; one for libraries that use "F" for fiction and one for libraries that use "FIC" for fiction)
6. Springtime ABC Order Practice - Students write ten spring-themed words in alphabetical order
7. Peter Rabbit ABC Order Practice - Students alphabetize ten words from Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit
8. Spring-Themed Bookmarks to Color - Coloring page with four spring / Easter themed bookmarks
9. A Vacation Adventure - Asks students to imagine they will be traveling to a different continent during their spring break or summer vacation and requires them to use an atlas to find facts about three countries on that continent
10. Call Number Craft - Students can color, cut, and assemble a flower, matching nonfiction main classes to their categories
11. Color by Nonfiction Subject - Your youngest students can color code book covers according to the spring-related subject they are about - plants, butterflies, or baseball
Over 60 pages that you can use in your media center throughout the year!
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