Mrs J in the Library

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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 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
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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
$6.40
33 ratings
4.0
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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
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
$3.20
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
$4.40
20 ratings
4.0
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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
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By Mrs J in the Library
This product is for managing a makerspace in your library, computer lab, or science room. You can use these signs, journals, and notebooks to encourage students to track and write about their project as they work through the making process of Plan,
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.10, W.4.10, W.5.10, W.6.10
$11.00
$8.80
4 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
$3.60
8 ratings
4.0
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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
$3.60
8 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
This ​library ​centers management product allows you to track student's progress through research, reading, makerspace, digital citizenship and other library centers ​​​using the Google Classroom platform.  ​Google Classroom is available for
Subjects:
Reading, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$12.00
$9.60
3 ratings
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:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.7
$6.00
$4.80
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (35.26 MB)
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
$4.80
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (18.09 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
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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 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
$4.80
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
$6.40
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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
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...
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Students learn and practice coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is a great way for students to practice perseverance after failing and creativity. There are several coding languages that are accessible to elementary
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
1 rating
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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