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A complete lesson plan that specifically outlines how to teach online dictionaries to young students. The lesson is geared for second graders, but could easily be used for a grade or two higher. There is a guided practice sheet, an independent
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
FREE
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By The Library Patch
Bibliographic annotation doesn't need to be hard! What's really important is that our youngest students learn that they need to record WHERE their facts are coming from! We as educators need to be sure that our new readers and writers respect
Subjects:
Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
FREE
38 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Need a quick research activity that could be done in just one sitting?? Looking for an activity that kids can do independently when their work is done?? How about a twist on an old standby ... ABC Research?? You know - when kids have to find an
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Handouts
FREE
51 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Tips and tools to help you keep your students accountable during SSR, DEAR, and independent reading time!! Challenge your students to read books, at school and at home, to earn stickers to complete reading charts and earn fun prizes. A great
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Professional Documents, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
25 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Librarians aren't the only ones who want kids to take care of their books. Here are some spaced theme bookmarks that remind students how to care for their books. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff
FREE
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By The Library Patch
Here are three simple graphic organizers that encourage your students to write four interesting facts about a spider, a bat, and an owl. Nonfiction texts and research projects have been placed center stage in the new Common Core Standards. Teachers
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
FREE
87 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
This freebie encourages students to think about just one of the difficult choices that the Pilgrims had to make. If you were a pilgrim ... What six things would you pack to start your new life in a New World? This sample sheet is taken from The
Subjects:
U.S. History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
FREE
18 ratings
3.9
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By The Library Patch
Your friendly neighborhood TpT librarian has put together a clickable bibliography for you ... centered around our favorite December animal ... the reindeer. This FREE download includes three of my favorite nonfiction titles and six kid-friendly
Subjects:
Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Professional Documents
FREE
21 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Your friendly neighborhood TpT librarian has put together a clickable bibliography for you ... centered around one of our favorite cold weather animals, the penguin. This FREE download includes my favorite nonfiction titles, kid-friendly websites,
Subjects:
Library Skills, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bibliographies
FREE
43 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Your friendly neighborhood TpT librarian has put together a clickable bibliography for you ... centered around one of our favorite cold weather animals, the polar bear. This FREE download includes my favorite nonfiction titles, kid-friendly
Subjects:
Library Skills, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research
FREE
33 ratings
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By The Library Patch
Students will have fun finding fifty words associated with, not only Christmas, but Hanukkah and Kwanzaa too in this December Holiday Wordsearch! After searching for the words in the puzzle, challenge students to research the words so they can sort
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
FREE
28 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
An All About Me Freebie for your big kids. Each of your students' answers to this questionnaire will give both you and the rest of your class a little insight into each students' personality. With questions like ... * What would you like to do in
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
22 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Students will listen to the story, How Santa Got His Job, by Stephen Krensky and identify the many different problems that Santa had with all of his different jobs. The download includes a book discussion guide and a printable activity. The
Subjects:
Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.1.1, RL.2.1
FREE
41 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Your friendly neighborhood TpT librarian is at it again!! She has put together a clickable bibliography for you ... centered all around animals. This FREE download includes my top ten favorite animal websites for kids. Once your download this
Subjects:
Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Bibliographies
FREE
48 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Help your parents help their son/daughter while reading at home! Reading at home is absolutely the secret ingredient to student success. We all know that kids who read for at least 15-20 minutes a day will show the most growth academically.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
FREE
23 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
This FREE sampler includes a research task card for all twelve months. Each research task card presents a SINGLE fact about EACH of the twelve months. Each fact is followed up with three research questions pertinent to that fact. Each question is
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught third and fourth grade for twelve years and learned that many nine and ten-year-olds have not only lots of spunk and energy, but a great sense of humor! I was lucky enough to teach two cycles of a third to fourth grade loop. I was a self-contained classroom and taught all subject areas. My passion for both literature and burgeoning technology sent me in pursuit of a degree as a school librarian. I have been working as a school library media specialist for the last five years in a PreK to grade 5 elementary school. I have recently discovered the amazing world of educators sharing their bountiful ideas, lessons, worksheets, and units on websites like Teachers Pay Teachers. As a former teacher, and current library media specialist, I was thrilled with the idea of finding new materials created by other teachers and sharing some of my materials with other librarians. So, if you happen to stumble upon my site, send your librarian here. I hope to have much to share, but I also have much to learn.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a very "unquiet" librarian!! My library is a constant barrage of kids, laughter, questions, answers, gaming, computer use, and of course, BOOKS! I believe that students learn best by doing and answering their own questions. I also firmly believe that today's librarian needs to be aware of the recent shift in education. I refer to the Common Core Standards daily and have tweaked many of my existing lessons to better align with them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Ahh ... if only I had something impressive and nationally recognized to list here! Sadly, I don't. However, I have had a few little ones dub me "The Best Liberrian Ever", been told that I am "pretty cool" and been referred to the as that "awesome book lady." No, not renown honors, but I would take them over a plaque any day.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my high school diploma from a small school in upstate New York, my Education Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Potsdam State University, and my Library Media Specialist Master's Degree from Mansfield University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Not only do I have the best job in school, but I have the best family at home! I am married to a great guy, one who is pretty patient with my love affair with all things techie. Although my two kids have left me with an empty nest, they have turned into some pretty great people!

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