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Library Curriculum: Activities for Grades 3-6

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COMPLETE Library Curriculum: Activities for Grades 3-6 for an entire school year! This Curriculum Bundle engages students in library activities that teaches coding, digital citizenship, and more. Streamline teaching with a year-long plan for library, design, and computer science skills. 

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Elementary Library Scope and Sequence

The PreK - 6 Library Scope & Sequence is a comprehensive guide that breaks down what to teach week-by-week. This invaluable resource outlines the curriculum for PreKindergarten through 6th Grade, ensuring you never scramble for ideas.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included. 

1

Books as Mirrors First Day Activities

Print, digital and unplugged activities that introduce Third Graders to books that act as mirrors. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW THE BOOKS AS MIRRORS FIRST DAY ACTIVITY HERE.

1

Copyright Scavenger Hunt

Get young digital citizens up and moving as they show what they know about copyrighted materials. Pre assess prior knowledge and post assess student understanding of copyright with interactive and collaborative activities.  

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included! 

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Citation activities empower young researchers.

Introduction to Citation Activities

After engaging with these citation activities, students will become citation experts! Are you tired of fielding questions from your students about the purpose of creating bibliographies or trying to make them grasp that just because information is on the internet doesn’t grant them carte blanche to use it as they please? 

This lesson can be used with grades 2 - 5, and can be spread out over 1-3 days depending on your needs and available time.

One of the suggested resources requires a BrainPOP subscription. If you do not have one, please use the alternative handout that does not include BrainPOP.

One of the suggested resources is a Blooket. You can learn more about this FREE tool here.

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE CITATION INTRODUCTION ACTIVITIES!

1

Bibliography Introduction: Citation Lesson

Teach young researchers about bibliographies in a fun and interactive way. Not only will they learn about bibliographies, but they will engage in critical thinking and social skills. 

👇🏼 CHECK OUT WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY ACTIVITY!

1

Bibliography Generator Lesson

It can be really hard to remember everything that needs to be included in a citation and in what order to place it. Teaching young students how to use a citation generator will save time and decrease stress. 

👇🏼 DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW TO SEE WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY ACTIVITY!

1

Code Your Selfie: A Coding Activity

Use these coding activities for students to animate their names in a way that builds community. 

 

 

1

Digital Poetry Stations

Oftentimes, writing poetry feels daunting and unappealing to students. That’s because they are in desperate need of new and innovative ways to write poems. Digital poetry is fun, and invites different types of creativity!

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1
Book Fair Activities for elementary Students

Book Fair Activities

Elevate your book fair with these engaging book fair activities, ensuring a balanced and inclusive experience for all students and librarians alike.

The digital activities included require the download of these free apps to student devices: Canva, ChatterPix Kids, 3DBear, Goosechase, PicCollage EDU.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what's included!

1

Novel Engineering Journal

ENGAGE STUDENTS IN THE ENGINEERING AND DESIGN PROCESS THROUGH LITERATURE! Encourage students to think creatively about the problems characters face in the books they read when you invite them to engineer alternative solutions.

1

Paper Makerspace Challenges: No Prep

No Prep Makerspace Challenges are perfect for busy librarians and staff who run makerspaces. Just print the challenges and leave them out for anyone to use without adding additional prep to their plates! 

1

Virtual Field Trip: Rhinoceros

Let students hang out with our safari friends on a rhino virtual field trip! They’ll experience rhinos first hand, jot their observations, and can even extend their learning with short informational passages!

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE RHINO VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP.

1
No-Prep Library Sub Plans for Grades 3 and 4

No-Prep Library Sub Plans for Grades 3 and 4

Say goodbye to the stress of last-minute sub preparations and welcome a seamless substitute experience in your library with our convenient No-Prep Library Sub Plans for Grades 3 and 4.

👉🏼 This is a Google Slides file. You will be provided with a copy for your own Google Drive. 

👉🏼 Read more about how to keep substitute teacher happy!

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1

No Prep Plans for Hispanic Heritage Month

NO PREP PLAN for HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH that are perfect for the library and substitute teacher. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE NO PREP SUB PLANS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.

1

NO PREP Plans for Any Picture Books

STOP SPENDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIME ON PLANS THAT SUBS WON’T USE AND STUDENTS WON’T LIKE. These NO PREP Sub Plans will leave subs and students happy without taking up loads of your prep time. Just print, organize and take a worry free day off!

1

NO PREP Plans for ANY Biography

STOP SPENDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIME ON PLANS THAT SUBS WON’T USE AND STUDENTS WON’T LIKE. These NO PREP Sub Plans will leave subs and students happy without taking up loads of your prep time. Just print, organize and take a worry free day off!

1

NO PREP PLANS FOR ANY INFORMATIONAL BOOK

STOP SPENDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIME ON PLANS THAT SUBS WON’T USE AND STUDENTS WON’T LIKE. These NO PREP Sub Plans will leave subs and students happy without taking up loads of your prep time. Just print, organize and take a worry free day off!

1

Books as Windows First Day Activities

Print, digital and unplugged activities that introduce Fourth Graders to books that act as windows. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE BOOKS AS WINDOWS ACTIVITIES.

1

Website Evaluation Introduction Lesson

Teach students how to differentiate FAKE websites from REAL sites.

 

1

Website Evaluation for Research

Guide students to evaluate websites for independent research. Help them make sure they are using trustworthy sites.

1
WEBSITE EVALUATION ACTIVITY

Website Evaluation Activity

Get students to differentiate between FAKE and REAL websites.

1

Website Evaluation Games

Help your students master the criteria for evaluating websites! 

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what's included.

1

Define Social Media Branding

Inquiry and standards based activity that teaches students what a brand is and how to apply the concept to social media.

 

1

Identifying Social Media Brand Elements

Inquiry and standards based activity that has students analyze social media accounts to help them make informed decisions about their own social media personas. 

 

1

Design a Social Media Brand

Inquiry and standards based activity that teaches students what a brand is and how to apply the concept to social media.

 

 

1

Video Graphic Organizers

Help students stay focused and organized when creating videos. Video software and platforms can feel overwhelming to students, and it’s easy for them to become distracted by any platform’s bells and whistles. Eliminate that feeling for them and use  a systematic approach when teaching video making.

1

Books as Sliding Glass Doors First Day Activity

Print, digital and unplugged activities that introduce students to books that act as sliding glass doors. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW THE SLIDING GLASS DOORS ACTIVITY

1

Books as Sliding Doors: Book Tasting Activities

Active and interactive book tastings for upper elementary students to discover books that act as sliding glass doors. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR BOOK TASTINGS.

1

Identify In-Text Citation Citations

Teach young research writers what proper in-text citations look like and stop worrying about them ethically sharing information. Knowing that we should cite sources that we quote and paraphrase is key to being a Digital Citizen.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

 

1

Writing In-Text Citations

Teach students how to write in-text citations when sharing research in papers and projects. Decrease your worries of them plagiarizing and increase their Digital Citizenship skills.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

 

1
Paraphrasing and Plagiarism activities for intermediate students

Paraphrasing and Plagiarism Activities

Instill the art of paraphrasing in young researchers to deter plagiarism. Many elementary students unknowingly duplicate text verbatim from their resources. They don’t realize it constitutes unethical research behavior – plagiarism. These paraphrasing and plagiarism activities help them understand the difference! 

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try the paraphrasing word scramble right now! 

1

Analyzing Mobile Apps

Are you tired of students asking you to download apps to school devices without any strong reasons? Teach them how to carefully read descriptions of the games and apps they want to use in school so they can be informed consumers.

1
Privacy Policy Activity

Analyzing App Privacy Policies

Are you concerned about how students mindlessly share their personal information within applications and webtools? Teach them how to carefully read privacy policies of the games and apps they want to use so they can be informed digital consumers

1

Garrett Morgan: Inventor Activities

This resource has a variety of activities that keep students engaged. It provides both you and your students voice and choice in how they demonstrate their learning about Garrett Morgan. It also engages them in solving real world problems, just like Garrett Morgan did! 

→ Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1

Lonnie Johnson: Inventor Activities

Engage students in sequencing, engineering, and more as they learn about Lonnie Johnson. This activity is perfect for Black History Month and teaches students about the accomplishments and contributions of engineer and world famous super soaker creator, Lonnie Johnson. 

→ Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1

Madam CJ Walker: Inventor Activities

Engage students in sequencing, engineering, and more as they learn about Madam CJ Walker. This activity is perfect for Black History Month and teaches students about the accomplishments and contributions of engineer and world famous super soaker creator, Madam CJ Walker. 

→ Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1
No prep coding sub plans perfect for a day off or switching up a unit!

No-Prep Coding Sub Plans

Are you in the middle of a coding unit and have to take the day off? Maybe you're noticing students aren't learning some key skills? Whether you need a break from the content you’re teaching or don’t want to lose momentum. The no-prep coding sub plans are designed with your needs in mind!

👉🏼 Read more about coding with young learners!

👉🏼 Watch a few videos to learn more about teaching young learners to code.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included - get a sneak peek at the plans and activities! 

1
No prep library sub plans for grades 5 and 6

No-Prep Library Sub Plans: Grades 5 and 6

Say goodbye to the stress of last-minute sub preparations and welcome a seamless substitute experience in your library with our convenient No-Prep Library Sub Plans.

👉🏼 This is a Google Slides file. You will be provided with a copy for your own Google Drive. 

👉🏼 Read more about how to keep substitute teacher happy!

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1
Editable Library Planner for Elementary School Librarians!

Editable Library Planner

Streamline your planning process with our ultimate editable library planner. Customizable monthly calendars, celebrations, and 7 weekly templates. Designed for school librarians.

→ Download the preview to see what’s included! 

→ This resource includes links to digital resources. Click the link to get your own copies.

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Elementary Library Scope and Sequence

The PreK - 6 Library Scope & Sequence is a comprehensive guide that breaks down what to teach week-by-week. This invaluable resource outlines the curriculum for PreKindergarten through 6th Grade, ensuring you never scramble for ideas.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included. 

1

Books as Mirrors First Day Activities

Print, digital and unplugged activities that introduce Third Graders to books that act as mirrors. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW THE BOOKS AS MIRRORS FIRST DAY ACTIVITY HERE.

1

Copyright Scavenger Hunt

Get young digital citizens up and moving as they show what they know about copyrighted materials. Pre assess prior knowledge and post assess student understanding of copyright with interactive and collaborative activities.  

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included! 

1
Citation activities empower young researchers.

Introduction to Citation Activities

After engaging with these citation activities, students will become citation experts! Are you tired of fielding questions from your students about the purpose of creating bibliographies or trying to make them grasp that just because information is on the internet doesn’t grant them carte blanche to use it as they please? 

This lesson can be used with grades 2 - 5, and can be spread out over 1-3 days depending on your needs and available time.

One of the suggested resources requires a BrainPOP subscription. If you do not have one, please use the alternative handout that does not include BrainPOP.

One of the suggested resources is a Blooket. You can learn more about this FREE tool here.

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE CITATION INTRODUCTION ACTIVITIES!

1

Bibliography Introduction: Citation Lesson

Teach young researchers about bibliographies in a fun and interactive way. Not only will they learn about bibliographies, but they will engage in critical thinking and social skills. 

👇🏼 CHECK OUT WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY ACTIVITY!

1

Bibliography Generator Lesson

It can be really hard to remember everything that needs to be included in a citation and in what order to place it. Teaching young students how to use a citation generator will save time and decrease stress. 

👇🏼 DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW TO SEE WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY ACTIVITY!

1

Code Your Selfie: A Coding Activity

Use these coding activities for students to animate their names in a way that builds community. 

 

 

1

Digital Poetry Stations

Oftentimes, writing poetry feels daunting and unappealing to students. That’s because they are in desperate need of new and innovative ways to write poems. Digital poetry is fun, and invites different types of creativity!

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1
Book Fair Activities for elementary Students

Book Fair Activities

Elevate your book fair with these engaging book fair activities, ensuring a balanced and inclusive experience for all students and librarians alike.

The digital activities included require the download of these free apps to student devices: Canva, ChatterPix Kids, 3DBear, Goosechase, PicCollage EDU.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what's included!

1

Novel Engineering Journal

ENGAGE STUDENTS IN THE ENGINEERING AND DESIGN PROCESS THROUGH LITERATURE! Encourage students to think creatively about the problems characters face in the books they read when you invite them to engineer alternative solutions.

1

Paper Makerspace Challenges: No Prep

No Prep Makerspace Challenges are perfect for busy librarians and staff who run makerspaces. Just print the challenges and leave them out for anyone to use without adding additional prep to their plates! 

1

Virtual Field Trip: Rhinoceros

Let students hang out with our safari friends on a rhino virtual field trip! They’ll experience rhinos first hand, jot their observations, and can even extend their learning with short informational passages!

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE RHINO VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP.

1
No-Prep Library Sub Plans for Grades 3 and 4

No-Prep Library Sub Plans for Grades 3 and 4

Say goodbye to the stress of last-minute sub preparations and welcome a seamless substitute experience in your library with our convenient No-Prep Library Sub Plans for Grades 3 and 4.

👉🏼 This is a Google Slides file. You will be provided with a copy for your own Google Drive. 

👉🏼 Read more about how to keep substitute teacher happy!

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1

No Prep Plans for Hispanic Heritage Month

NO PREP PLAN for HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH that are perfect for the library and substitute teacher. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE NO PREP SUB PLANS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.

1

NO PREP Plans for Any Picture Books

STOP SPENDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIME ON PLANS THAT SUBS WON’T USE AND STUDENTS WON’T LIKE. These NO PREP Sub Plans will leave subs and students happy without taking up loads of your prep time. Just print, organize and take a worry free day off!

1

NO PREP Plans for ANY Biography

STOP SPENDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIME ON PLANS THAT SUBS WON’T USE AND STUDENTS WON’T LIKE. These NO PREP Sub Plans will leave subs and students happy without taking up loads of your prep time. Just print, organize and take a worry free day off!

1

NO PREP PLANS FOR ANY INFORMATIONAL BOOK

STOP SPENDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIME ON PLANS THAT SUBS WON’T USE AND STUDENTS WON’T LIKE. These NO PREP Sub Plans will leave subs and students happy without taking up loads of your prep time. Just print, organize and take a worry free day off!

1

Books as Windows First Day Activities

Print, digital and unplugged activities that introduce Fourth Graders to books that act as windows. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE BOOKS AS WINDOWS ACTIVITIES.

1

Website Evaluation Introduction Lesson

Teach students how to differentiate FAKE websites from REAL sites.

 

1

Website Evaluation for Research

Guide students to evaluate websites for independent research. Help them make sure they are using trustworthy sites.

1
WEBSITE EVALUATION ACTIVITY

Website Evaluation Activity

Get students to differentiate between FAKE and REAL websites.

1

Website Evaluation Games

Help your students master the criteria for evaluating websites! 

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what's included.

1

Define Social Media Branding

Inquiry and standards based activity that teaches students what a brand is and how to apply the concept to social media.

 

1

Identifying Social Media Brand Elements

Inquiry and standards based activity that has students analyze social media accounts to help them make informed decisions about their own social media personas. 

 

1

Design a Social Media Brand

Inquiry and standards based activity that teaches students what a brand is and how to apply the concept to social media.

 

 

1

Video Graphic Organizers

Help students stay focused and organized when creating videos. Video software and platforms can feel overwhelming to students, and it’s easy for them to become distracted by any platform’s bells and whistles. Eliminate that feeling for them and use  a systematic approach when teaching video making.

1

Books as Sliding Glass Doors First Day Activity

Print, digital and unplugged activities that introduce students to books that act as sliding glass doors. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW THE SLIDING GLASS DOORS ACTIVITY

1

Books as Sliding Doors: Book Tasting Activities

Active and interactive book tastings for upper elementary students to discover books that act as sliding glass doors. 

👇🏼 PREVIEW WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR BOOK TASTINGS.

1

Identify In-Text Citation Citations

Teach young research writers what proper in-text citations look like and stop worrying about them ethically sharing information. Knowing that we should cite sources that we quote and paraphrase is key to being a Digital Citizen.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

 

1

Writing In-Text Citations

Teach students how to write in-text citations when sharing research in papers and projects. Decrease your worries of them plagiarizing and increase their Digital Citizenship skills.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

 

1
Paraphrasing and Plagiarism activities for intermediate students

Paraphrasing and Plagiarism Activities

Instill the art of paraphrasing in young researchers to deter plagiarism. Many elementary students unknowingly duplicate text verbatim from their resources. They don’t realize it constitutes unethical research behavior – plagiarism. These paraphrasing and plagiarism activities help them understand the difference! 

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try the paraphrasing word scramble right now! 

1

Analyzing Mobile Apps

Are you tired of students asking you to download apps to school devices without any strong reasons? Teach them how to carefully read descriptions of the games and apps they want to use in school so they can be informed consumers.

1
Privacy Policy Activity

Analyzing App Privacy Policies

Are you concerned about how students mindlessly share their personal information within applications and webtools? Teach them how to carefully read privacy policies of the games and apps they want to use so they can be informed digital consumers

1

Garrett Morgan: Inventor Activities

This resource has a variety of activities that keep students engaged. It provides both you and your students voice and choice in how they demonstrate their learning about Garrett Morgan. It also engages them in solving real world problems, just like Garrett Morgan did! 

→ Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1

Lonnie Johnson: Inventor Activities

Engage students in sequencing, engineering, and more as they learn about Lonnie Johnson. This activity is perfect for Black History Month and teaches students about the accomplishments and contributions of engineer and world famous super soaker creator, Lonnie Johnson. 

→ Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1

Madam CJ Walker: Inventor Activities

Engage students in sequencing, engineering, and more as they learn about Madam CJ Walker. This activity is perfect for Black History Month and teaches students about the accomplishments and contributions of engineer and world famous super soaker creator, Madam CJ Walker. 

→ Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1
No prep coding sub plans perfect for a day off or switching up a unit!

No-Prep Coding Sub Plans

Are you in the middle of a coding unit and have to take the day off? Maybe you're noticing students aren't learning some key skills? Whether you need a break from the content you’re teaching or don’t want to lose momentum. The no-prep coding sub plans are designed with your needs in mind!

👉🏼 Read more about coding with young learners!

👉🏼 Watch a few videos to learn more about teaching young learners to code.

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included - get a sneak peek at the plans and activities! 

1
No prep library sub plans for grades 5 and 6

No-Prep Library Sub Plans: Grades 5 and 6

Say goodbye to the stress of last-minute sub preparations and welcome a seamless substitute experience in your library with our convenient No-Prep Library Sub Plans.

👉🏼 This is a Google Slides file. You will be provided with a copy for your own Google Drive. 

👉🏼 Read more about how to keep substitute teacher happy!

👇🏼 Download the preview to see what’s included and try a sample of the activity! 

1
Editable Library Planner for Elementary School Librarians!

Editable Library Planner

Streamline your planning process with our ultimate editable library planner. Customizable monthly calendars, celebrations, and 7 weekly templates. Designed for school librarians.

→ Download the preview to see what’s included! 

→ This resource includes links to digital resources. Click the link to get your own copies.

1

Description

Coming up with a Library Media curriculum takes time, patience, and testing. This Library Curriculum: Activities for Grades 3-6 includes when and what to teach students about specific library, digital citizenship, coding, library, design, and computer science skills. 

This Intermediate Grades Library curriculum supports the Scope and Sequence that I have created. It has incredible flexibility allowing you to choose the resources that fit your students’ needs.

This is a growing bundle. That means more activities will be added to this bundle as they are created!

You are going to love how easy it is to plan out your school year, match books to learning outcomes, and meet the needs of young learners.

→ These resources include links to digital resources. Click the links to get your own copies. 

These activities address ISTE, AASL, CSTA, and CCSS standards. 

Included

After downloading this 3-6 Library Curriculum you will receive: 

⭐️ Activities that teach students about books as mirrors, windows, and sliding doors.

⭐️ Activities to help upper elementary patrons find their favorite books in the library.

⭐️ Coding activities that teach intermediate programmers how to write multiple lines of code to make advanced animations.

⭐️ Research skills to go further with copyright through in-text citations and paraphrasing.

⭐️ Activities to analyze digital sources, including social media.

⭐️ Digital Citizenship activities that teach students to cultivate a healthy and manageable digital life.

⭐️ 3 days of No Prep Sub Plans so you can take a day off without any worries.

⭐️ No prep activities that can be used with any picture book or informational book. These are also great for sub plans!

⭐ ️ Many lessons and activities include suggested read alouds

🖥️ Digital Scope and Sequence that not only outlines what primary students learn, but also shows how their learning sets them up for future success. Just click on the primary tab to get the weekly breakdown.

🖥️ Slideshow that explains the developmental characteristics of elementary students. This gives you an idea of why I chose specific content and focus areas. It also gives you important information to help students be successful learners in the Library Media Center.