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 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.
Research Skills
Elementary School
Research Skills at the Ready
Article

Research is a cyclical process. By reflecting on our past successes and challenges, we're modeling the persistence we want to foster in our student researchers. We've gathered some of our top resources on teaching research to elementary students so that whatever your summer itinerary—attending conferences, working summer school, or relaxing with your family—you can dip a toe into these ideas and emerge inspired and ready to start the new school year.

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Research is a cyclical process. By reflecting on our past successes and challenges, we're modeling the persistence we want to foster in our student researchers. We've gathered some of our top resources on teaching research to elementary students so that whatever your summer itinerary—attending conferences, working summer school, or relaxing with your family—you can dip a toe into these ideas and emerge inspired and ready to start the new school year.

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Middle & High School
Growing Resilient Researchers: A Roundtable
Article

This month, we've invited four high school librarians to share their experiences teaching research skills to students. More specifically, these reflective educators describe how they infuse ideas of resiliency into their instruction. Despite student dreams to the contrary, meaningful research goes beyond typing a few key terms into Google and calling it done. It's hard. And it requires experiencing confusion, frustration, and resisting the siren call of believing everything you read on the Internet. So how do you help students develop the confidence to move through these tricky spots and persist in creating meaning out of the process?

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This month, we've invited four high school librarians to share their experiences teaching research skills to students. More specifically, these reflective educators describe how they infuse ideas of resiliency into their instruction. Despite student dreams to the contrary, meaningful research goes beyond typing a few key terms into Google and calling it done. It's hard. And it requires experiencing confusion, frustration, and resisting the siren call of believing everything you read on the Internet. So how do you help students develop the confidence to move through these tricky spots and persist in creating meaning out of the process?

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