Collaborative Library Lessons for the Primary Grades: Linking Research Skills to Curriculum Standards

Collaborative Library Lessons for the Primary Grades: Linking Research Skills to Curriculum Standards

by Brenda S. Copeland, Patricia A. Messner

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Overview

This book consists of tried and tested collaborative lesson plans for teacher librarians to use when planning lessons with classroom teachers to use with students in the primary grades. These lessons integrate research skills instruction with curriculum standards in science and social studies. Lessons are developed using standard reference materials such as biography, atlas, encyclopedia, and the almanac. Each lesson contains all patterns, worksheets, and plans necessary to immediately implement the lesson.

This book consists of tried and tested collaborative lesson plans for teacher librarians to use when planning lessons with classroom teachers to use with students in the primary grades. These lessons integrate research skills instruction with curriculum standards in science and social studies. Lessons are developed using standard reference materials such as biography, atlas, encyclopedia, and the almanac. Each lesson contains all patterns, worksheets and plans necessary to immediately implement the lesson. Grades K-3.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591581857
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Brenda S. Copeland is an elementary librarian the Palmyra School District of Palmyra, Pennsylvania. She earned her MLS degree from Kutztown University and her BA in Elementary Education at the University of Delaware.

Patricia A. Messner is an elementary media specialist in the Lebanon City School District of Lebanon, Ohio. She earned her Masters of Education degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and her BA in Elementary Education at Asbury College.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Standards for the English Language Arts

Standards for Social Studies

Standards for Science

Biography Unit

Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt

Writing a Collective Classroom Biography

Timeline

Sorting Information

Selecting a Person for Research

Research

Encyclopedia Unit

Introduction

Guide Words

Animals Facts

Independent Use of Encyclopedias

Memory Game

Almanac Unit

Introduction

Table of Contents and Index

Fact Finding

Writing Questions

Almanac Drill

Atlas Unit

Summer Vacations

Discovering an Atlas

State Puzzles

Longitude and Latitude

Making an Atlas

Online Catalog Unit

Subject Headings

Title Headings

Author Headings

Scavenger Hunt

Searching and Locating Books

Relay Game

Internet Unit

Computer Equipment

Web Page and Dictionaries

Changing Web Sites

Search Engines

Researching

Thematic Unit

Introduction to Unit on Insects/Ants

Fiction—Two Bad Ants

Nonfiction Books—Modeling Fact Finding

Basic Research on Ants

Extended Research on Another Insect

Web Resources

Bibliography

Index

Author Page

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