Magical Library Lessons

Magical Library Lessons

by Lynne Farrell Stover
     
 
Like magic, Magical Library Lessons will have your students effectively using the library media center in no time. The lessons use the imaginative worlds of Harry Potter, the Baudelaire orphans, Redwall Abbey and others to reinforce the importance of library skills, research techniques and literary concepts. Each of the 15 stand-alone lessons includes a story synopsis

Overview

Like magic, Magical Library Lessons will have your students effectively using the library media center in no time. The lessons use the imaginative worlds of Harry Potter, the Baudelaire orphans, Redwall Abbey and others to reinforce the importance of library skills, research techniques and literary concepts. Each of the 15 stand-alone lessons includes a story synopsis, time requirement, objective, material list and activity instructions. The lessons can be taught in a 30-45 minute time frame and include extension activities for students who desire to go beyond the standard lesson. Students do not need to have read the books to successfully complete and enjoy these magical lessons.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
By using the literary magic of favorite fantasy authors as a hook, librarians and reading teachers can conjure up lessons sure to interest even the most reluctant student. Stover presents 15 stand-alone exercises designed to teach and reinforce library skills, research techniques, and literary concepts. Some examples are "Magical Manuscripts: The Dewey Decimal System," "Detailed Diaries: Defining Primary and Secondary Sources," and "A Beastly Bibliography: Citing Your Sources." Each entry begins with a quote and a story synopsis of a book by a popular writer. Students don't need to have read the book to participate in the activities. The author also presents ways to manage the lesson for students who are uncomfortable with or not allowed to read fantasy. An introduction, time involved, objectives, materials, procedure, a subjective evaluation, and an enrichment extension are included, as are visuals and activity sheets. Up-to-date library and literacy lessons are always welcome, and these are winners.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579500948
Publisher:
Highsmith Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
85
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.26(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >