- K-3 / Library Media Skills
- Introduction to the library
- 30 minutes total
- 15 minutes - lesson
- 15 minutes - checkout
- CC.3.SL.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- CC.3.SL.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
- Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently. Analyze and evaluate new information based on previous experience and knowledge.
- The goal of this lesson is to introduce the library as a welcoming space and to learn how to conduct themselves within the library and its resources.
- The objectives are for the K-3 grades to know how to care for a book.
- Guided practice
- Whole class
- Discuss: Have you ever spilled or colored in a book? Tell me what happened. Give me a story.
- How did you feel about getting the book messed up?
- Introduction: "We're going to take about ways to take care of your book. I have a special box here called the No-No-Never & the Yes-Yes-Always. I'm hoping you can help me out. I'm going to pull one item from the box. You are to tell me if you think it should NEVER be around a book or YES it is OK to use around a book. Do you think you can help me with that? "yes" Ok, our phrases we're going to say are "No-No-Never" or "Yes-Yes-Always."
No-No-Never & Yes-Yes-Always Box:
- Decorate a box with a lid & name it the No-No-Never & Yes-Yes-Always Box.
- Place items that represent things that can damage books & keep the book safe inside the box. Ex: liquids, food, writing utensils, pets/crayon/pencil/marker, a pop can/juice box/water bottle, candy bar/ plastic food, a stuffed dog (pets), a baby doll (baby brothers and sisters), a shoe (reminding kids books should not be stepped on), scissors, stickers, plastic bag, hand sanitizer (both good & bad), shelf marker, book mark, etc.
- Pull out one item at a time from the box & ask students why that item is Ok to be around the book or if it might damage the book. After students answer, get the students to say together, "No, no, never!" or "Yes,Yes,Always!"
- Discuss how to take care of books by using the examples above.
- Ask who repairs the books if they are damaged. Create a book doctor name badge to wear.
Instruction/Check for Understanding:
- Observe the students for participation in group discussion of items in the box.
- Put all objects back in the box & ask students to name one bad item and one good item for reading books.
If there’s time:
- Let students explore the library & check out books.
- Tell students that they may check out books & to remember how to care for the books when they leave the library.
- Review how many books they can check out & when they are due.
Preview for Next Week:
- Tell students that next week we will read a story about manners in the library, and talk about where books are found in the library.