Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
Bestseller featured in the TpT Newsletter!! This set of 4 editable printable scavenger hunts with lesson plans is designed for use with World Book Online (TM), but can be used with other online or print resources. One scavenger hunt can be used
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.5, W.4.9, W.5.9
$5.50
141 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
This set of 16 editable task cards will spark your students’ creativity and get them thinking about making and problem-solving. Using everyday materials, electricity, and/or coding, students can solve a problem that is important to them and
Subjects:
Other (Science), Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
129 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
A set of 6 ready-made lesson plan templates designed expressly for K-5 elementary school librarians, teacher-librarians, and/or elementary school library media specialists.These documents are NOT complete lesson plans on a given topic/subject! They
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Professional Documents
$5.00
62 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
This unit will teach students how to navigate the library and use an online catalog (or OPAC) in an engaging, fun way! It is designed for librarians or library media specialists, though other educators may find it useful to teach about U.S. public
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Activboard Activities
$8.50
65 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Try a fresh, new way to introduce the library to new students and review library procedures for returning students. You'll love this easy-prep, pirate-themed orientation life-size board game! Groups of students play by moving around the library
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4, SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1
$5.00
61 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Ready to try something different and brave in your library? Want your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative? Starting a STEM or inquiry initiative at your school, and wondering how
Subjects:
Science, Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Science Centers, Google Apps
$16.00
$14.40
41 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Want your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative? Start a makerspace! A makerspace (also called a maker space, hackerspace or fab lab) is where students can create, think, problem-solve
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
$5.00
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.79 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Try a fresh, new way to introduce the library to new students and review library procedures for returning students. You'll love this easy-prep, outer space-themed orientation life-size board game! Groups of students play by moving around the
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4, SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.SL.1
$5.00
35 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Do your students LOVE candy? Read "The Candymakers" by Wendy Mass and teach students to research and design advertisements with this unique inquiry-based novel study!This printable product is designed for each student to have a novel study packet
Subjects:
Literature, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.6.7, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9, W.6.7, W.6.8...
$13.50
33 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Track and manage student learning at library centers with these PRINTABLE tracking booklets and learning badges for students to earn as they practice and/or master an information literacy skill! During each library class, students earn a "stamp" in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.7, W.3.8, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.7, W.5.8
$8.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
This set of 4 editable, printable scavenger hunts has questions that are displayed when a QR code is scanned. The scavenger hunts and lesson plans are designed for use with World Book Online (TM), but can be used with other digital or print
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.5, W.4.9, W.5.9
$5.50
28 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
This bundle includes 13 ready-made lesson plan templates designed expressly for K-12 school librarians, teacher-librarians, and/or elementary school library media specialists teaching students across all grade levels. Click on the links below to
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Professional Documents
$11.00
$9.90
16 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
Inspire your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative! Start a makerspace in your classroom, library, or science lab!This ENORMOUS bundle is over 300 pages of makerspace lessons, centers,
Subjects:
Science, Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Science Centers
$84.50
$76.05
22 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
Ready to try something different in your library, computer lab, or classroom? Want to encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative? Start a makerspace!!This zip file includes
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.4.4, RI.5.4
$4.00
28 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
At these 2 library centers or writing centers, students will write reviews of a book they have read, or an app they have used, and support their opinion with reasons. Students could also publish their book reviews through an online library catalog
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1b, W.5.6
$5.50
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (13.88 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Ready to try something different in your library, computer lab, or classroom? Want to encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun? Create a makerspace!!This zip file includes the printables and
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
CCSS:
SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1
$4.00
20 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (12.99 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This is not a normal nursery rhyme project! These 7 printable nursery rhymes include both the nursery rhyme pages and electronic circuit pages with instructions for teachers and students to make each page interactive using copper tape, LED lights,
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$6.00
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (18.20 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Inspire your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative! Start a makerspace!This GIANT bundle is over 200 pages of makerspace lessons, centers, projects, task cards, materials lists, and
Subjects:
Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
$53.00
$47.70
14 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
This center is designed for school library use, but can be used just as easily in a science classroom, computer lab, or family consumer science class. Encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun
Subjects:
Science, Family Consumer Sciences, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RST.6-8.3, RST.6-8.4
$5.00
10 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (20.51 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Students learn to problem solve with robots and practice coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is one way for students to practice resilience and creativity. There are many different robots that are designed for elementary
Subjects:
Library Skills, Robotics, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.7, RI.5.7, CCRA.R.7
$5.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (17.99 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 12th year as an elementary teacher-librarian, six of which I was the library department co-chair. I also spent 5 years as a technology workshop instructor.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe teacher-librarians and library spaces should inspire and empower students to create, as well as read, research, and think critically. In 2013, I started using library centers for grades 3-5 as I teach on a semi-fixed library schedule. Currently, I use a blend of mini lessons and constructivism with time for students to work in class and have some choices in their learning. When sharing a book with a class or small group, however, I use questioning heavily as I try to guide students to figure out the answer themselves. Critical thinking skills are an absolutely necessary part of my teaching, and my students have to bring their brains (and listening ears) to library class!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

PA School Librarian Association (PSLA) Outstanding Library District Award, 2016; Presenter at the PA School Librarian Association and PA Library Association conferences; Commonwealth Libraries LSTA K-12 laptop grant recipient, 2009-10

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Elementary Education from Messiah College, Grantham, PA; M.L.I.S. in Library Science from University of Pittsburgh, PA; Online Teaching Endorsement from Millersville University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Pennsylvania with my awesome husband and daughter.

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