Library Skills Activities

Instructor: Grace Pisano

Grace has taught high school history in several states with a master's degree in teaching.

Libraries serve the important role in schools of helping students research and develop a passion for reading. In order for a library to serve its purpose, students must know how to both use and act in a library.

Developing Library Skills

Most school libraries are full of books, activities, multimedia objects and technology with databases that can answer anything you would ever want to know. However, without knowing how to navigate these resources, students will be unable to use 99 percent of what a library offers. In this resource, your students will develop and practice the skills needed to be expert library users. This activity is designed for upper elementary students. The activities can either be done as part of a grade-level curriculum or built into a resource period in the library. There are opportunities for both group and individual work in this resource.

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