Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
Teach students about character development by reading 10 picture books by Mo Willems to your kindergarten or 1st grade elementary library classes with this editable and easy-to-prep unit. The unit includes a printable reading response booklet and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
$4.00
94 ratings
3.8
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By Mrs J in the Library
Teach students about the folktales and/or fables genres, and introduce 6 picture books to your elementary library classes with this easy-to-prep unit. It includes a printable reading response booklet and a lesson plan for library classes on a fixed
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
48 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Teach students about nonfiction picture books by reading 6 literary nonfiction books to your 1st or 2nd grade elementary library classes with this editable and easy-to-prep unit. It includes a printable reading response booklet and a lesson plan for
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.8, SL.1.2
$4.00
17 ratings
3.9
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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
Teach students how to read a comic or other visual media by reading aloud 5 graphic novels (or comic books) to your 1st or 2nd grade elementary library classes with this editable and easy-to-prep unit. It includes a printable reading response
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.7
$4.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Help your students find and use high-quality information sources when researching trivia questions at this editable, differentiated Question of the Week library center. Product Contents:✏️ Question of the Week Library Center printable sign with "I
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4, RF.5.4a, W.3.8, W.4.8...
$4.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
At this library center, students will observe birds at a window birdfeeder (if you have a window), or on a web camera live feed such as the Cornell Lab Bird Cams. Using library resources (either print or online), students will formulate 1-2
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
$4.50
8 ratings
4.0
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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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