K-6 Library Standards Draft
During the summer of 2019, I worked with some colleagues from different schools to create a draft of K-6 Library Standards. We then began to collect instructional strategies and content areas to address each standard. Our next steps are to identify lessons, projects, and assessments that can be used to meet each standard.
Students in grades 4 and 5 dove into nonsense poetry with "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. They explored different interpretations and then created their own. This is an example of how the Reggio Emilia concept of provocations can be applied in a Library setting.
Graphic Novel Readers' Theater
It is important to me that Library classes are interactive and student-driven. Readers' Theater gives students a chance to use their voices and practice reading with emotion. Each of the graphic novels is transferred to a slidedeck and the speech bubbles are animated with colors to make it easier to tell which character is talking and when. Students can decide for themselves which stories to read, which characters they want to be, and can take charge of running the activity.
My ultimate goal for Grade 5 Library classes is for students to come in and use the library for independent work or school projects. In order to reach that goal, students are given increasing autonomy in how they use their class time. During remote learning, I used the library website to create 5 digital "stations" that they could choose from. The stations remained the same, but the content changed weekly. Click through for an archived version of the website.