Standards-Based Lesson Plans for the Busy Elementary School Librarian

by Joyce Keeling


Busy school librarians: use these standards-based lesson plans to make teaching of integrated information literacy skills easier and more effective.

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April 2017

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 269
Volumes 1
Size 8 1/2x11
Grade K-5
Topics Librarian's Instructional Role/Curriculum and Instruction, K-12

This helpful resource provides all-new tested, standard-based lessons accompanied by reproducible handouts and easy-to-follow directions.

A new book by Joyce Keeling, an elementary librarian and teacher with more than two decades' experience, Standards-Based Lesson Plans for the Busy Elementary School Librarian presents many integrated lesson plans for students in each of the elementary grades, kindergarten through 5th grade. All lessons have been tested and refined in a school setting, and they are specifically written to match the AASL Information Literacy Standards, the McREL Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks, and the Common Core State Standards. In addition to the reproducible lesson plan worksheets, the book offers in-depth discussion of how best to collaborate to teach information literacy within the scope of common elementary school curricula.


  • Furnishes tested, ready-made lessons and reproducible handouts for every grade level K–5
  • Provides a time-saving tool for school librarians and educators in teaching integrated information literacy skills
  • Features lessons that are coordinated with the Common Core State Standards, the McREL Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks, and the AASL Information Literacy Standards
Author Info

Joyce Keeling is a school librarian and teacher for elementary and middle school library students at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Schools, Clarion, IA, a position she has held for more than 20 years. Her role involves directing libraries, teaching information literacy and library skills, guiding student reading enjoyment, and more. Keeling is the author of two other popular books to help the busy school librarian. In 2006, she was recognized by the Iowa State Senate for her second book. She has taught communication skills and information technology to college students for many years for Buena Vista University, Mason City, IA, and the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. Keeling holds a BA in elementary teaching, an MA in K–12 library, and an EdS in curriculum and teaching.

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