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Dive into a deep archive of curriculum resources to help you bolster your students' learning in the library. SLC's Curriculum Connection page houses lesson plans and activities written by librarians for librarians to help you engage students, address standards, collaborate with teachers, and continue evolving your practice. Learn best practices and strategies for teaching in the library. Click on "Read More" for access to the lesson plans around this month's theme, and use the search bar below to find ready-to-go and easily adapted activities to use in your library, no matter the subject, grade levels, or theme you're addressing with your students today.
Elementary School
Helping My Students See Themselves as Readers and Writers
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The beginning of the school year always has the same focus for me. I want my students to see themselves as readers. The library is one place where all readers are honored. We talk about the books that we loved from the summer. We suggest books to friends and classmates. We explore new books in the library. We share upcoming releases that we are looking forward to. The beginning of this school year is different though. I also want my students to see themselves as writers. Maybe it is the number of amazing authors I've been lucky enough to hear from and speak to. Possibly it is the writing that I've done over the last few years. Whatever the reason, I'm looking at my students as readers and writers this school year.

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The beginning of the school year always has the same focus for me. I want my students to see themselves as readers. The library is one place where all readers are honored. We talk about the books that we loved from the summer. We suggest books to friends and classmates. We explore new books in the library. We share upcoming releases that we are looking forward to. The beginning of this school year is different though. I also want my students to see themselves as writers. Maybe it is the number of amazing authors I've been lucky enough to hear from and speak to. Possibly it is the writing that I've done over the last few years. Whatever the reason, I'm looking at my students as readers and writers this school year.

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Middle & High School
Curriculum Connections for The Fountains of Silence
Curriculum Resources

From a master of historical fiction comes another gripping YA novel set in a finely drawn past and centered on timeless questions of power, liberty, and fear. With its fast-paced action, compelling dialogue, and vivid setting, The Fountains of Silence will provoke your students to think deeply about the rise of fascism in the mid-20th century through its meticulous depiction of life in Spain under the dictatorship of Franciso Franco. To help you make the most of one of this fall's most-anticipated YA releases, we've given you a head start with some great new resources.

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From a master of historical fiction comes another gripping YA novel set in a finely drawn past and centered on timeless questions of power, liberty, and fear. With its fast-paced action, compelling dialogue, and vivid setting, The Fountains of Silence will provoke your students to think deeply about the rise of fascism in the mid-20th century through its meticulous depiction of life in Spain under the dictatorship of Franciso Franco. To help you make the most of one of this fall's most-anticipated YA releases, we've given you a head start with some great new resources.

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