Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian

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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for a systematic approach to help your elementary aged students learn to use the Library Catalog? Teach search and location skills to your Kindergarten – 5th grade students with these differentiated lessons and activities. Use this
Subjects:
Library Skills, Reading, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$15.00
196
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These lists of popular book series in order at your fingertips will help your students find good books that will keep them reading! Print and digital versions will meet the needs of any school library or classroom. These Book Series Lists will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills, Reading
Grades:
8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Bibliographies, Printables
$15.75
143
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make your library the center of your school with a Book Tasting event! Expose students to new titles that just came in or help them look at books they may have overlooked in the past. These Book Tasting activities will engage your students -
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
124
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Teach important media literacy concepts as your students learn about advertising techniques. 4th and 5th grade students will learn 5 basic advertising techniques as they analyze television commercials. Your students will have fun as they critically
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.2
$8.00
51
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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 K or 1st grade classroom. Your students will practice basic research and note taking skills. This research project is the
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
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...
$4.75
85
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Build excitement for a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in your school community or classroom with this fun bulletin board. Set the stage with directional signs of settings from the story. Included in this resource:low-prep letters
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
44
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Sometimes all it takes is a good book series to get students hooked on reading! Help your students find a chapter book series they connect with and they won’t stop until they’ve read them all! These chapter book series lists and bookmarks will make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bibliographies, Printables
$24.75
$19.80
12
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for a story to inspire your students to adopt a growth mindset and encourage some STEM activities? Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beatty, is a great read aloud picture book to inspire and encourage your students! In this engaging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
RL.K.3, RL.K.6, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.7
$4.50
47
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to celebrate Literacy Week with your older elementary students? This exciting trivia game in 3 rounds will have your students cooperating on teams to answer questions about some of some of the most well
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$7.00
79
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for lessons to help teach and reinforce library catalog search and location skills with your elementary students all year long? This ultimate bundle includes all of the Library Catalog Practice units listed in my store. Save 20% by
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$65.50
$52.40
16
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Too Much Glue! by Jason Lefebvre and Zac Retz is a crazy story about a creative kid who just can’t get enough glue! Your students will practice retelling the story with beginning, middle, & end and learn about onomatopoeia and the genre of
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.6, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.3, RL.3.7
$4.50
33
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Help your students practice their location and access skills with this fun library skills unit. You will reinforce library catalog search and location skills with your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Fall subjects make this a fresh and engaging
Subjects:
Library Skills, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.50
24
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These yoga activities will help your young students develop mind and body awareness, practice mindfulness, and get some wiggles out! Yoga Storytime will help your students become actively engaged in a positive and calm manner. Use the yoga pose
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Physical Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
39
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These animal research projects will help your students develop their research, writing, and technology skills beginning in Kindergarten and progressing through 5th grade. Help your students progress in their mastery of research skills in elementary
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities
$18.75
$15.00
32
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
There are so many benefits to having student library workers! This Library Jobs Kit contains everything you need to get set up and organized. Having library workers is a great way to connect with students AND get a little help in your library!
Subjects:
Library Skills, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Fun Stuff, Other
$4.00
72
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Help your students practice their location and access skills with this fun library skills bundle. You will reinforce catalog search and location skills with your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.This bundle contains everything in the seasonal
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$20.50
$16.40
19
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Spread the love of reading throughout your school community or classroom with this low prep WE LOVE TO READ bulletin board and activity kit. Students and teachers will share their love of books in a variety of ways as you set the stage for an
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.50
26
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Get ready for back-to-school in your library with these time saving resources! Everything from my 3 most popular library back to school kits is included in this money-saving bundle. Let me help you get ready for back to school time in your
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$15.50
$12.40
36
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Get your students hooked on a new chapter book series! These reading bookmarks contain lists of popular chapter book series in order to help your students find great books that will keep them reading! Print on colorful card stock or paper and hand
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills, Reading
Grades:
8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bibliographies, Printables
$9.00
15
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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:
Library Skills, Informational Text, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
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...
$7.00
36
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I recently retired from my full time career as an elementary school librarian. Now I work part time as the librarian at 3 small country schools in my county. Before I became a librarian, I was a first grade teacher for 9 years and taught grades 3, 4, & 5 before that, for a grand total of over 33 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. And of course, I want to help you make your library the center of your school!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

▪️ National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, 2011
▪️ Educator of the Year, Helena Public Schools, May 2019
▪️ Teachers Pay Teachers Spotlight Seller, May 2020

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

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When I'm not teaching or learning, I love spending time with my family outside.

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