Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
Make your nonfiction section easier to navigate and browse with these nonfiction Dewey library signs, plus large alphabet letter signs for the rest of the library shelves! They are perfect for converting your library to Whole Number Dewey or adding
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Printables, Other
$20.00
262
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By Mrs J in the Library
Students learn beginning research skills, such as keyword searching, to find answers to 10 trivia questions in your library research databases with this editable scavenger hunt.NOTE: This is ​the ​printable version of this lesson, designed for use
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, W.3.7, W.3.8
$7.00
154
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By Mrs J in the Library
This zip file includes over 400 pages of my "On the Shelf" Displays and Signs and "On Display" Posters and Signs for school libraries, which also includes the Whole Number Dewey Nonfiction Signs. Though this product is designed for elementary
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Library Skills, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$66.00
$40.00
66
Bundle
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:
Library Skills, Reading, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Workbooks, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.5, RI.K.6
$6.00
47
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By Mrs J in the Library
Write your library lesson plans faster and more effectively with these editable templates for teaching elementary school library lessons.This set of 7 ready-made lesson plan templates is specifically designed for elementary school librarians,
Subjects:
Library Skills, Tools for Common Core, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Professional Documents, Other
$8.00
73
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By Mrs J in the Library
The Lunch Bunch Book Club is a program that can be held in a school library or in a classroom. This product will help you start a lunchtime book club that meets for 30-40 minutes and just lets students enjoy reading. This club is a chance for
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
147
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By Mrs J in the Library
Start the year right and review book care with this BUNDLE of editable, easy-prep library orientation lessons for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students! This unit includes three (3) printable reading response booklets and lesson plans for
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RI.K.5, W.1.8, W.2.8, SL.K.2, SL.1.2, SL.2.2
$42.00
$37.80
161
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
This program includes instructions on how to set up the recording, editing, and broadcasting of a daily or weekly, elementary student-made school news show. It also includes an option for audio-only intercom announcements. Everything is editable
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Multimedia, Scripts, Other
$8.00
106
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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:
Library Skills, Back to School, Other (Specialty)
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
63
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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:
Library Skills, Other (Science), Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Task Cards, Printables
$3.00
135
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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
43
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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:
Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activboard Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.50
71
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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:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$95.00
$85.50
34
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
Write your library lesson plans faster and save money with this bundle of editable lesson plan templates for teaching school library lessons.This bundle includes 13 ready-to-go, editable lesson plan templates designed expressly for K-12 school
Subjects:
Library Skills, Tools for Common Core, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Professional Documents
$16.00
$14.40
22
Bundle
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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.7, W.3.8, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.7, W.5.8
$8.00
37
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By Mrs J in the Library
Promote your school library resources to parents and advocate for your library program with this 20-page collection of printable newsletters and reminders. When combined with the included suggestions for social media posts, you can create an
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
For Parents, Professional Documents, Printables
$4.00
39
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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:
Library Skills, Science, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Science Centers
$90.50
$81.45
23
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
Help your students find and use high-quality information sources when researching trivia questions at this editable, differentiated Trivia Question of the Week (or Month) library center. Product Contents:✏️ Question of the Week Library Center
Subjects:
Other (ELA), 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...
$5.00
15
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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), Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$6.00
56
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By Mrs J in the Library
Write your library lesson plans faster and more effectively with these editable templates for teaching middle school, junior high, or high school library lessons.This set of 7 ready-made lesson plan templates is specifically designed for secondary
Subjects:
Library Skills, Tools for Common Core, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Professional Documents, Other
$8.00
17
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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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