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
$4.40
140 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Start the year right and review book care with these editable, easy-to-prep library orientation lessons for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students! This unit includes three (3) printable reading response booklets and lesson plans for library
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RI.K.5, W.1.8, W.2.8, SL.K.2, SL.1.2, SL.2.2
$8.00
$6.40
152 ratings
3.9
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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
$3.20
93 ratings
3.8
Digital Download ZIP (19.11 MB)
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
$2.40
48 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (4.96 MB)
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
$10.80
33 ratings
3.9
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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
$4.40
28 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (9.87 MB)
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
$7.92
16 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
This HUGE bundle includes every reading response activity booklet and lesson plan unit in my store for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Save 10% when you buy this bundle instead of buying each item separately, and you get FREE updates for
Subjects:
Life Skills, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$28.00 $25.20
$20.16
25 ratings
3.9
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
$60.84
22 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
$3.20
17 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
$4.40
20 ratings
4.0
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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
$3.20
11 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Help students learn beginning research skills by reading aloud at least 4 fiction and nonfiction pet-themed books to your kindergarten or 1st grade elementary library classes with this editable and easy-to-prep unit. It includes a printable reading
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.K.7, W.K.8, W.1.7, W.1.8
$5.00
$4.00
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (24.83 MB)
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
$81.72
2 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
$15.96
1 rating
3.6
Bundle
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
Digital Download ZIP (11.76 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (1.60 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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