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Make a story map of Goldilocks & the 3 Bears – draw a path down the middle of a large piece of paper. Write ‘Once upon a time’ at one end & ‘The End’ at the other. Then retell the story with the children & add basic drawings along the sides of the path (e.g. 3 bears/a girl/3 bowls etc) - take turns walking down the path & retelling the story

Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales: Fairy Tales - Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Genres - video with clips from modern movies!! Kids will love it!

Genre Jar. Help students learn the different genres with this genre sort.

Genre Jar for Workstations and Centers

This is one of the best Dewey Decimal scavenger hunts I've seen. Such a great idea for when classes come over for library orientation!

Games to teach the Dewey Decimal System - every teacher and children's librarian should do this!

Games to Teach the Dewey Decimal System | eHow

Blog post about classroom libraries and FREE Genre Posters

Having Class: Classroom Libraries - Freebie Alert!

Nonfiction Text Features! make collages by having kids cut out different features they find in scholastic, or any news magazines

Lessons with Laughter: Nonfiction Text Features!

Fractured Fairy Tale Graphic Organizers FREE

Fractured Fairy Tale Graphic Organizers

A library Dewey Decimal skill lesson with a read aloud. Two in one!

Media Mania and Library Lover: Not Just a Gingerbread story

A Collection of Books and Activities for Folktales, Tall Tales and Fables #folktales #talltales #books

Farm Fresh Adventures: Folktales, Tall Tales, and Fables {Oh My!}

This is a set of 24 task cards for students to identify the difference between fiction and nonfiction books. Each card has a a short summary of a book. Students read the card and decide if the book is a fiction book or a nonfiction book. They then write their answer on the recording sheet. An answer key and recording sheet are included. This would work great as a scoot game or as a center activity. These would be good for students in grades 2nd through 5th grade.

Fiction or Nonfiction Task Cards

Bibliographies made easy for those learning the research paper process. Guide includes instructions for books with one author, books with more than one author, websites, encyclopedias, and magazines. Includes step-by-step instructions and an example for each type of resource.

Bibliography Guide

This is a set of 13 Dewey Decimal posters. There is a poster with all the categories, a poster for the 10 main categories and one for 398 and 92/biographies as well. Updated 6/30/14!!!

Dewey Decimal System Posters

Common Core Folktales, Fairytales, Fables, Oh My! (148 pages, $9.50)

Folktales, Fairytales, Fables, Oh My! Unit of Study Unit 5

Fairy Tale Writing Prompts { Set of 10 }

Fairy Tale Writing Prompts { Set of 10 }

Fairy Tales: Goldilocks apology letter.

Mrs. Wood's Kindergarten Class: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Scavenger Hunt in the Library: Fairy Tale Characters are missing! Help find them!

The Centered School Library: Using one iPad. use this site to teach non-fiction Dewey numbers. show a fact on big screen and have a student figure out where in the library we would find that subject area. create a chart on the board and have someone search while you move to next fact. Learning Fun using ONE iPad!

ONLINE RESOURCE~ Great video for introducing nonfiction. (Approx. 4:31 min.)

Have a scavenger hunt for non-fiction text features! FREEBIE

Secondgradealicious: Five for Friday: Saturday Edition!

Non-Fiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt

Non-Fiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt

Looking at text features in fiction & non-fiction books.

Text Features - Fiction and Non-Fiction Books

Dewey Decimal Numbers for Kids. If you ever wished you had an easy breakdown of the Dewey Decimal System to share with others (aka "non library people"), this is for you.

Dewey Decimal Numbers for Kids

This is a fun, motivating activity that can be used in conjunction with Accelerated Reader or with any other program in your classroom. Literary g...


"Dewey Decimal on Denim" : A FUN library lesson teaching students how to match Dewey #"s to their subjects!

"Dewey Decimal on Denim": Matching Dewey #'s with Subjects