Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian

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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This beginning animal research project is ideal for use in library skills classes in kindergarten and first grade or in the kindergarten or first grade classroom. This research project is the first part of a scaffolded research unit and the basis
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.7, RI.K.9, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9...
$3.00
53 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This animal research project is ideal for use in library skills classes in second and third grade or in the 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. Guide your elementary students as they develop research and technology skills! Students will create bookmarks or
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.3, RI.2.7, RI.2.9, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.3.9, RI.3.10...
$5.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Animal Research for 4th and 5th Grades Guide your elementary students as they develop research and technology skills! This unit is part of a scaffolded approach to teaching research skills in elementary school, a continuation of skills taught in my
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.4, RI.4.7, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, W.4.2...
$4.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Help your students progress in their mastery of research skills in elementary school! These animal research units are a scaffolded approach to teaching research skills in elementary school. Each grade builds upon skills learned in previous years.
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities
$12.00
$9.60
19 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These mini research projects for December are just what you need to stay flexible during the holidays while still providing a valuable learning experience for your students. These mini research projects follow the Super 3 Research Process and can
Subjects:
Library Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.5, RI.K.6, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.2.1, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.3.1...
$6.00
$4.80
12 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
In the News Help your 4th and 5th graders strengthen their literacy and math skills while using a print and online newspaper. Your students will explore different news formats and compare and contrast the print and online version of a newspaper.
Subjects:
Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.4, 5.NBT.B.7, 4.NF.C.7, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.4.10, RI.5.2, RI.5.7, RI.5.10
$2.00
5 ratings
3.6
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you hoping to get some library skills practice in during the busy-ness of Spring? This unit will help you reinforce catalog search and location skills with your 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students in the Spring months! This unit
Subjects:
Specialty, Library Skills, Spring
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.75
3 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (3.91 MB)
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you hoping to get some library skills practice in while guiding your students in research skills as well? This unit will help you reinforce catalog search and location skills with your students while they are learning about space and the solar
Subjects:
Specialty, Science, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These Hanukkah mini research projects follow the Super 3 Research Process. Students will practice some technology skills as well, by creating a fun Word Cloud using a free online tool.Let me help you stay flexible and keep in the holiday spirit
Subjects:
Library Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Research, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.5, RI.K.6, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.2.1, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.3.1...
$3.00
1 rating
3.5
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Your 4th & 5th grade students will research the holiday of Kwanzaa online, take notes on an outline and create a project with a free online technology tool. Let me help you stay flexible and keep in the holiday spirit during those crazy weeks
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.5.1
$3.00
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make the most of the Winter Olympics or the Winter Sports season with this low prep bulletin board and mini-research kit! You will get a versatile, easy to assemble bulletin board display to help your students learn about the symbols and sports of
Subjects:
Library Skills, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.47 MB)
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for meaningful lessons with an element of fun for your elementary library classes in December? This BUNDLE has 4 different holiday themed activities that reinforce research skills, catalog search and location skills, and story
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$13.50
$10.80
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Create colorful and engaging displays in your school library or classroom and provide fun activities for your students during the winter months with this bundle of bulletin boards and activities for the winter months. Save 20% on this bundle of
Subjects:
Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$16.50
$13.20
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you hoping to get some library skills practice in during the busy-ness of Summer? This unit will help you reinforce catalog search and location skills with your 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students in the Summer months! This unit
Subjects:
Specialty, Library Skills, Summer
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.75
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an elementary school librarian since 2005. I was a first grade teacher for 9 years and taught grades 3, 4, & 5 before that, for a grand total of over 29 years of elementary teaching experience.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal: provide relevant, engaging, active learning experiences for students. Above all I hope to promote a love of reading and confidence in information seeking! I am passionate about creating opportunities for my students to connect with others outside of our school library.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, 2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Carroll College; Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology from Lesley University; Library Endorsement K-12 from the University of Montana, Western

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not teaching or learning, I love spending time with my family outside or participating in family "Hootenannies" with my musician children.

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