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.
Cultivating Student Writers
Elementary School
Curriculum Connections for Secondhand Wishes
Curriculum Resources

Upper elementary and lower middle school students reading Secondhand Wishes will surely find protagonist Lexi's struggles to navigate friendships, family troubles, and perfectionism relatable. As such, this book is suited as a feature title around which students can engage in deep conversations about overcoming adversity, managing stress, and learning to take chances. To tie this title to curriculum standards, teachers and students can explore its elements of fiction via character analysis.

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Upper elementary and lower middle school students reading Secondhand Wishes will surely find protagonist Lexi's struggles to navigate friendships, family troubles, and perfectionism relatable. As such, this book is suited as a feature title around which students can engage in deep conversations about overcoming adversity, managing stress, and learning to take chances. To tie this title to curriculum standards, teachers and students can explore its elements of fiction via character analysis.

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Middle & High School
Acts of Teaching: How to Teach Writing: A Text, A Reader, A Narrative
Curriculum Resources

In their book Acts of Teaching: How to Teach Writing, Joyce Armstrong Carroll and Edward E. Wilson provide fresh insights into each stage of the writing process, from early pre-writing to final proofreading. In particular, Carroll and Wilson emphasize the role inquiry can play in each stage, which provides a great opportunity for librarians and teachers to collaborate on student projects. Carroll and Wilson share a schemata that connects the writing and inquiry processes together—a model that can be shared with teachers in collaborative planning.

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In their book Acts of Teaching: How to Teach Writing, Joyce Armstrong Carroll and Edward E. Wilson provide fresh insights into each stage of the writing process, from early pre-writing to final proofreading. In particular, Carroll and Wilson emphasize the role inquiry can play in each stage, which provides a great opportunity for librarians and teachers to collaborate on student projects. Carroll and Wilson share a schemata that connects the writing and inquiry processes together—a model that can be shared with teachers in collaborative planning.

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