Curriculum Connection
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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 from our editors, Tom Bober (Elementary School) and Liz Deskins (Middle & High School), as they share best practices and strategies for teaching in the library. Click on "Read More" for access to the latest 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.
Reading Motivation
Elementary School
Personal Reading Consultations to Lead Students to Great Books
Article

I became a librarian because I wanted to help students in my school love to read. Entering the position, I quickly learned there were many different challenges that come with being a building leader in the quest to help develop children's reading lives. Luckily, there are also many valuable resources to support librarians in our efforts. One quiet way that I lead is through the work I do with individual students to connect them with books that they will want to read.

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I became a librarian because I wanted to help students in my school love to read. Entering the position, I quickly learned there were many different challenges that come with being a building leader in the quest to help develop children's reading lives. Luckily, there are also many valuable resources to support librarians in our efforts. One quiet way that I lead is through the work I do with individual students to connect them with books that they will want to read.

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Middle & High School
The Difficult Job of Motivating Secondary Students to Read
Article

By the time most learners have reached middle school, they can read, but the big question becomes, will they choose to read? Often, with the added pressure of continued high-stakes tests, the focus of reading in school is on decoding, summarizing, finding vocabulary words, and more using required books. Knowing how to do these things is important but sometimes these activities don't leave room for taking pleasure in the act of reading. Although we, as school librarians, don't have the power to change testing mandates, we do have the power to bring back the joy of reading.

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By the time most learners have reached middle school, they can read, but the big question becomes, will they choose to read? Often, with the added pressure of continued high-stakes tests, the focus of reading in school is on decoding, summarizing, finding vocabulary words, and more using required books. Knowing how to do these things is important but sometimes these activities don't leave room for taking pleasure in the act of reading. Although we, as school librarians, don't have the power to change testing mandates, we do have the power to bring back the joy of reading.

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