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    Learning and Reading activities for the elementary school library

    School Library Activities

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    How to use the free website Kahoot to have a March Madness style book tournament!

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    If You Could Meet Any Character From a Book, Who Would You Choose? -- perhaps choose between different characters in different genres

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    Exploring the mystery genre in the library is a great way to expose students to new types of literature and who doesn't love solving a real crime?

    C. Jayne Teach » Student Sleuths

    Would be awesome to make so kids could have their picture taken that day.

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    Wonder if I can put these in library books or create dry erase versions for library displays?

    FREE Facebook "Like" Comment Notes - Fun for Everyone!

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly- I love using the syrup bottles in the shape of the old lady and the word building in this post. Awesome!

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Housing a Forest

    NEW Dr. Jean's Cheer cards have been given a facelift. Here is a collection of all her classic cheers looking better than ever. AND we added a few new ones as well. FREE (I'd use these with all elementary grades. I've seen these make 5th graders grin!)

    Sharing Kindergarten: Dr. Jean's Cheer Cards {freebie}

    Bookface Photo Contest--this would be nice to have everyone submit, then post a slideshow on the TV in the library!

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    How to Make Wordle Bookmarks - Great for end of the year gifts, or any time to motivate young readers. Can also be used to teach adjectives or character traits. Clever and easy!

    Mrs. Rios Teaches: Wrapping Up a Great Year and Wordle Bookmarks!

    This would be great for May the 4th! "This was a self-directed game. I used images from the online Star Wars Encyclopedia and edited them in Microsoft Word to add letters. I had game boards showing the pictures (minus the letters). As they found the pictures (which were taped around the room), they filled in the letters from the pictures. The final saying is "Read You Should!" "

    catch the possibilities: Star Wars Reads Day 2012

    Librarian Arika | "Titled “Bring Breakfast, Browse Books” (aka a B⁴ School activity), Pinner invited staff to swing by the library with their coffee, tea, and breakfast to browse our new titles on the way to their classrooms. Books were set out on tables counters, organized by theme: Picture Books for Everyone, High Interest Non-Fiction, Award Winners, Fabulous Fiction, Books for Young Readers. Goal was to make it as bookstore-like as possible with all covers on display."

    Getting - and sharing - new books from Follett!

    Motivating Literacy: Digital Badges in the School Library | Liquid Literacy

    Motivating Literacy: Digital Badges in the School Library

    Reading motivation ideas

    4th Grade Frolics: Reading Motivation

    outdoor learning activities for kids

    Outdoor Literacy - Growing Book by Book

    The Day the Crayons Quit activity printable on PeaceLoveLearning blog

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    LOVE this! Hide Common Core questions under their seat and announce 'hot seat' sometime during the day. Whoever has a question under their seat has to answer it :) Perfect way to review/have fun!

    Kindergarten Smiles: Common Core

    Award winner template-best books of the year! Caldecott project template

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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Resources & Printables

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    Use this idea for National Library Week in your classroom library or in the school's library!

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    Kindergarten blog containing unit on rocks and soil - could also be used in earth and space science topic for kindergarten. Activities, book suggestions, and small lesson on being a scientist. Sara Eriksson Eriksson Eriksson Eriksson Singer THIS IS PERFECT!!!

    Kindergarten Kindergarten: Science

    Setup a Hot Chocolate Bar in the Library Office or Teacher Workroom as a "thank you" from the library staff. | Kevin & Amanda

    hot-chocolate-bar-and-cookie-swap-party-8 | Kevin & Amanda

    My Pet Cloud - an adorable craft to go with The Cloud Book.

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    Whole Brain Teaching: 10-Finger Woo! Alternatives. You can cheer for classes who return all their books or accomplish other goals.

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    Spark Student Motivation: Flashlight Friday! Students read independently in the dark using flashlights! Very motivating and exciting for kids to look forward to each week.

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    FREE Fact Swap Review Game for Any Subject. To begin, each student writes three facts about the subject in the top three boxes. Then students walk around the classroom swapping facts. A student must give a fact in order to get one. At the end, each student should have 9 different facts! Great for non-fiction!

    FREE Fact Swap Review Game for Any Subject