I tried a lot of models for lesson planning, but they all had flaws when planning Library Lessons. So I created my own! Use my Library Lesson Planner for your own Library Lessons, and I guarantee your lessons will improve, and your principal and teachers will finally regard you as a true teaching professional!
The Library Lesson Planner is based on the Action Template in the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action (p. 116) and incorporates the best of other models (ex. UbD, 4MAT). The opening section gives an overview of the lesson, and can be used as the initial quick collaboration form with teachers to record their expectations for a library visit.
The formal planning begins with Subject Content Standards (CCSS, NGSS, C3SS, ELD, ISTE) followed by pertinent National School Library Standards. These determine Long-Term Understandings that generate Key Questions, which develop Library Lesson Objectives—what “Students will know” by the end of the lesson—that focus on Concepts/Vocabulary to emphasize during the lesson. Each field builds upon the previous one and refines the Library Lesson to keep the purpose of the library visit clearly in mind throughout the planning process.
Next is a detailed Assessment Evidence section, followed by the Instruction & Learning Plan section with Learning target, Direct instruction, Modeling/guided practice, Independent Practice, and Sharing/reflecting, and finally ending with a section for Reflection & Evaluation to record after-lesson observations that will make it even better the next year.