Category: Libraries

Lesson Plan

Active vs. Passive Reading

This lesson helps students strengthen their understanding of the distinction between active and passive reading, and employ key steps to converse with complex texts. Through

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Libraries Publish

How can your library provide high-quality content to patrons, showcase local writers and faculty, and create buzz for the library? Learn from Stephanie Katz, founding

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Healthy Living at the Library

Learn how libraries around the country are supporting healthy living: free summer meals and cooking classes, lending non-traditional items like bicycles and hiking backpacks, and

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Core Values in School Librarianship: Collaborating for Social Justice

What value statements guide school librarians as we meet challenges such as equitable access and opportunity gaps?

Although school librarians and classroom educators share values such as collaboration, innovation, and literacy as a path to school success and lifelong learning, we have a unique set of values that positively impact the entire learning community: equity, diversity, inclusion, and intellectual freedom. It takes commitment and leadership to enact school librarian core values. It also takes courage to stand up for social justice in our school communities.

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Activity

DREAM Act

The DREAM Act would provide a path to permanent residency for undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as minors. This activity features side-by-side commentaries

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Educator Guides

Indivisible Educator Guide

SLC’s Educator Guides bring you a go-to set of curated resources, lesson plans, and author insights to help you introduce and share quality literature with

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Activity

Bias in the News

News stories are widely available in a variety of media formats, including the internet (on social media platforms, for example), television and radio, and traditional

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A Toolkit for Promoting Joyful Summer Reading

During the school year, the librarian’s role as literacy champion is well-recognized, but once the summer begins, it can be harder to make sure students have the resources and support they need to keep reading all summer long. After teacher librarian Melissa Thom witnessed this in her school community, she knew action was necessary. Melissa’s Toolkit for Joyful Summer Reading builds on her experiences and literacy expertise to help you help your students read more and stay connected this summer.

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Workshops

Makerspaces and Maker Culture

Join media specialist and makerspace trailblazer Diana Rendina in this guided learning module to discover powerful ways to transform your library into a center for

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