- K-3 / Library Media Skills
- Introduction to the library - Rules, lining up & checkout.
- 30 minutes total
- 30 minutes - lesson
- No checkout 1st week
- 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.
- The objectives are for the K-3 grades to the rules of the library, how to enter/exit by lining up, and checkout.
- Guided practice
- Whole class
- Introduce myself & welcome them to the library
- The library is the place to come for books to read and to find information about things (research).
- Read, Manners in the Library by
- Discuss the three main rules: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe.
- Stay in your assigned area - Ask them what this means to them.
- Say nice things to each other - "please" "thank you" no mean words
- Voice levels - Refer to Noise-O-Meter
- Be Responsible:
- Return books when they are due
- Take care of the books
- Ask permission to move around room or leave classroom
- Follow directions
- Keep hands, feet and body parts to self
- Ask the students: Should we add any other rules?
ABC Line Up Game
- Introduce students to the “ABC Line Up Game.”
- Students line up in front of the stairs in the library in alphabetical order by their names, like books on the shelves. And, like books on the shelves, they make no noise.
- Students can use hand gestures to communicate.
- Put a sign that has a large A on it on one wall of the classroom. Put a sign that has a large Z on it on the opposite wall. Then have all participants arrange themselves in alphabetical order between the letters. You might do first name order first, then repeat for family name order. Variations: See whether students can do this without saying a word!
- Take a picture of each student next to their letter. The photos will be used to start a book for each student.
- Review terms "checkout", "borrow", "return", "due date", "alphabet"
- Discuss how many books can be checked out and due date.
- Model how to checkout: 1.) put shelf marker back 2.) get in checkout line 3.) books are closed during checkout 4.) tell us your last name 5.) librarian check out 6.) take books & sit on mat in storytime area 7.) read silently until the rest of class
- Take 2 or 3 volunteers to demonstrate in front of the class
Instruction/Check for Understanding:
- Observe the students for participation in group discussion of terms and modeling checkout procedure.
- Observe the student's behavior in line and their ability to alphabetize.
If there’s time:
- Give more time for library exploration.
- Tell students that they may check out books & explore the library next week.
- Have students line up alphabetically to leave the library.
Preview for Next Week:
- Tell students that next week we will go over how to care for books.