Jennifer Siderius
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A “shelfie” is a selfie of someone with his or her favorite book, bookshelf or library! In this lesson, capitalize on the selfie trend to capture students’ interest in the library media center! This lesson is a library media center orientation
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Did your lesson run short or do you find yourself waiting for students to be picked up? Don't let those minutes go to waste! Use them as instructional time with the Blurt It! review game. After preparing the materials, Blurt It! can be used to
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Test students' knowledge of library skills with this team challenge game! During the game, each student will have a chance to roll a dice. The number that they roll corresponds with a library skills task that they must complete, such as putting
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These call number puzzles are designed as a time filler or center activity for when students have completed their other library media center work! A quiet, simple learning activity, the puzzles are easy to implement and are inexpensive to make.
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Book Care Bingo is a library review game for preschool through 1st grade students. Students are given game cards that depict rules for taking care of library books. After placing the cards in a 3 x 3 grid of their own choosing, the class plays
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Get back to school and books with fun and games! These activities are designed as fun learning activities to engage students during the first week back to school. After reviewing library media center expectations, procedures, and introducing
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Review call numbers with students in an active, engaging way! In this library media skills game, students compete to be the first to select the correct answer. Armed with flyswatters, each team member glances at a call number and then races to
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This spring fun pack contains directions for three library media center games and activities to enjoy while the weather turns warm and students thoughts turn to the outdoors! Each activity contains opportunities for students to be actively engaged
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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Biography Buddies is a quick review lesson to reinforce students’ knowledge of biographies. After students have learned about the elements of a biography and listened to examples of quality biographies, this lesson can be used to give them an
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Use this coloring sheet to help your students review call numbers and in which part of the library media center they are found! This one-page coloring sheet requires students to read call numbers and color code them depending on what type they are
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These call number puzzles are designed as a time filler or center activity for when students have completed their other library media center work! This packet is a second pack of puzzles to complement the first set of puzzles. A quiet, simple
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Get students actively engaged through this movement activity! After reading a children's book about a turkey in disguise to avoid being Thanksgiving dinner, students work in cooperative groups to search for a hidden turkey in the library media
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Teach students to love the library media center with this unit that focuses on combining teddy bear literature with basic library media center skills! These orientation lessons are designed to be used together to scaffold skills for primary students
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Looking for fun and quick ways to review library skills and terminology with your students? Try the three games available in this game bundle! All three games engage students in reviews that are engaging and allow you to assess their knowledge of
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This library skills review game incorporates movement to keep students engaged while reviewing key vocabulary. By using a game that students are already familiar with (bowling), less time is needed to set up and explain the game. Instead, it is
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Looking for a way to engage students, especially boys, in assessment and review? Try playing a game of football to review library media center skills! In the game, students are divided into two teams. They compete on their teams to gain yardage
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Lights, camera, action! Market outstanding books, genres and the library media center with student created and produced video book commercials! After selecting a topic, students create a storyboard to show each frame of their commercial, including
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4th, 5th, 6th
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Book Hot Potato is a library media center game designed for use as a quick literature review. After reading a book to students or when you find yourself with a few extra minutes, use this game to promote discussion of a the book. The game is
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These call number puzzles are designed as a time filler or center activity for when students have completed their other library media center work! A quiet, simple learning activity, the puzzles are easy to implement and are inexpensive to make. They
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1st, 2nd
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These call number puzzles are designed as a time filler or center activity for when students have completed their other library media center work! This packet is the third pack of puzzles to complement the first two sets of puzzles. A quiet,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After graduating with my master's degree in library science, I worked as a high school media specialist in Ohio for three years. Though the work was fun and caused me to grow professionally, I realized that my true love was elementary education. So, I made the switch to become an elementary media specialist and haven't looked back! Since 2004, I have worked as a media specialist for students in grades preK-5 in Kentucky and Maryland.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that the library media center should be both a center of learning and fun for students. So, I strive to incorporate movement activities, review games and students' interests into the school curriculum and children's literature. To me, it is important to integrate library skills into the existing school curriculum to show students how to become lifelong learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

*presented at AASL 2007 Conference in Reno *author of the book Liven Up Your Library! (published by Upstart Books in 2009) *presented at AASL 2009 Conference in Charlotte *author of Three New "Rs" for Kids: Rest, Renew, Recharge (published in online edition of LibrarySparks in 2013) *nominated for Teacher of the Year for Frederick County Public Schools (2013) *presented at Common Ground 2013 Conference in Baltimore *Frederick County Public Schools 2014 Teacher of the Year Quarter Finalist

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

*iTunes U Course Manager training (2015) *National Board Certification in Library Media K-12 (certified in 2008) *Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University in 2001 *Bachelor of Science in Library Media from Murray State University in 2000

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love to incorporate games and movement into my lesson, units and activities in the library media center. By engaging students in this manner, I hope that they retain the learned information longer and have an increased motivation to enjoy reading!

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