Maureen Schlosser is a retired school librarian who writes for BookPagez and blogs for Knowledge Quest. She was the co-chair of the Nutmeg Book Award and has presented at state and national library conferences. Her articles about integrating the arts with library lessons and advocacy were published in library journals. She blogs at Library Lessons.
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- About the Authors
"I just got my 25 copies of Lessons Inspired by Picture Books. It is FANTASTIC! I love the way the lessons are framed with inquiry questions; how the anchor chart examples 'teach' collaborative practices; and the use of AASL Best Apps, assessments, and rubrics. This one is a winner! I really think this could be used as a text for teaching a new librarian how to organize, deliver, and assess instruction. WOW! So glad I bought this for my elementary team!" — Mary Keeling; Supervisor, Library Media Services; Newport News Public Schools, VA
Drawing on compelling picture books that can be used to directly support the AASL National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries, this ready-to-go toolkit of lessons, worksheets, anchor charts, assessments, and rubrics is specifically designed to build learner competencies while examining big ideas inspired by picture books. An invaluable timesaver, this resource provides
- 21 lesson units that cover the six Shared Foundations, each utilizing a formatted template that’s easy to follow and incorporates the four Domains (Think, Create, Share, Grow);
- a picture book synopsis for each unit, followed by lesson objectives, essential questions, materials, and duration;
- worksheets, anchor charts, and exit slips tailored for each picture book and lesson;
- “Quick Tips” that offer helpful ideas and suggestions to consider during the lesson; and
- an appendix that includes rubrics to facilitate assessment in all six foundations.
With this resource in hand, learners and educators alike will think, create, share, and grow as they work together to meet the AASL Standards.
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Chapter 1 Inquire Lessons
Chapter 2 Include Lessons
Chapter 3 Collaborate Lessons
Chapter 4 Curate Lessons
Chapter 5 Explore Lessons
Chapter 6 Engage Lessons
- Appendix A Rubrics
- Appendix B Worksheets
Praise for Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades
"It is FANTASTIC! I love the way the lessons are framed with inquiry questions; how the anchor chart examples “teach” collaborative practices; and the use of AASL Best Apps, assessments, and rubrics. This one is a winner! I really think this could be used as a text for teaching a new librarian how to organize, deliver, and assess instruction. WOW! So glad I bought this for my elementary team!”
— Mary Keeling, Supervisor, Library Media Services, Newport News Public Schools, VA