During the library lessons, the librarian will read a story to the class and then the class will discuss the story. Students will also have an opportunity to complete a reflective activity about the story. Sometimes the activity will be a color sheet or writing sheet that gives students an opportunity to color a character or scene from the story or the students might be asked to color themselves into the story. Other times students will be asked to answer questions about the story or to discuss the story with a partner or small group. The activity might also involve the use of technology, such as iPads, laptops, or Chromebooks. Having the opportunity to interact with the story in multiple ways, listening, discussing, and writing (coloring or writing) increases students’ learning. Students check out books during library classes.
During the technology lessons the librarian will introduce students to important concepts related to technology use, such as Internet safety, website evaluation, or media literacy, and the librarian will introduce students to the online tools available for research. To see some completed student projects browse the links at the bottom of the page.
All library lessons are built using the Massachusetts School Library Association’s Recommended Standards for PreK- Grade 12 Information Literacy Standards.