Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
Your students can learn firsthand about metamorphosis and the different life cycle stages of insects by observing ladybugs at this research center!  While they are recording their observations of ladybugs in an enclosed terrarium, students will also
Subjects:
Biology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.7
$6.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Track and manage student learning at library centers with learning badges for students to earn as they practice and/or master information fluency skills! When a library center or project is completed, then students receive a 2-inch badge sticker
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Clip Art
$6.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Jump-start your library centers with this GIGANTIC bundle of ALL the library centers created by Mrs. J in the Library, including both printable & digital library centers. Plus, you get FREE updates for life!Please view the individual product
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$113.50
$102.15
2 ratings
4.0
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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 designed for use with Google Classroom and/or Google Drive! This digital novel
Subjects:
Literature, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RI.5.7, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9
$15.00
1 rating
4.0
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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 BUNDLE in both printable and digital formats.This novel study product is for "The
Subjects:
Literature, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.7.1, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9, W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.9...
$28.50
$19.95
1 rating
3.6
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
Track and manage student learning at library centers with learning badges for students to earn as they practice and/or master information fluency skills! When students finish a library center or project, they earn a 2-inch BOLD color badge or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Clip Art
$6.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Your students can learn firsthand about metamorphosis and the different life cycle stages of insects by observing ladybugs at this research center! While they are recording their observations of ladybugs in an enclosed terrarium, students will also
Subjects:
Biology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.7
$8.00
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By Mrs J in the Library
Introduce and read up to 15 books from the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award nominations in this reading response activity booklet and lesson plan for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students.  Now UPDATED for the 2018-19 school
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
FREE
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
This lesson plan is for the genre study I teach on graphic novels that lasts 4 or 5 forty-minute library class periods. One library class includes reading the book, book exchange, and the students doing the response activity. The lesson plan is
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
14 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association runs a book contest each year called the PA Young Readers’ Choice Awards Program. There are four categories: K-3, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-8, and Young Adult, and there are approximately 15 books in each
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
An essential part of any pre-kindergarten or kindergarten curriculum includes learning the parts of a book, the roles of authors and illustrators, and the difference between fiction and nonfiction. These essential skills are the foundation of any
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Specialty), Library Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Workbooks, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.5, RI.K.6
FREE
29 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
This FREE library center for kindergarten through 5th grades is perfect for starting centers in your elementary school library or classroom. Independent Reading Library Center Contents:♦ Center signs with "I will" statements in EDITABLE Microsoft
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.K.4, RF.1.4, RF.1.4a, RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4, RF.5.4a...
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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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