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Library Lesson Plans...
Library Lesson Plans...

The Instant Library Lessons series was created specifically so busy librarians would never need to write a lesson plan again. The lessons are designed to support the following educational beliefs:

  • Instruction should include exposure to fiction and nonfiction at all levels.
  • Learning experiences are most successful when taught in a consistent frame that moves learning from whole class instruction through teamwork and working in pairs before expecting children to work alone.
  • In order for students to have the best opportunity to learn, adults should foster higher levels of thinking by asking questions that encourage thought and by teaching students to ask their own thought - provoking questions.
  • Using children's literature to direct instruction is most appropriate when addressing library instruction.
  • Interactive instruction based on what is known about learning styles provides the best environment for learning.
  • Library instruction should fully support the school - wide curriculum.

Each book in this series was designed to provide 36 one-hour lessons. Each lesson can be used in one session or broken into smaller segments. These lessons offer Library Media Specialists choices in determining the makeup of their particular library class instruction.

Each book contains everything a librarian needs for a year of library instruction for the littlest library learners.


Instant Library Lessons: Kindergarten

Specifically designed for the littlest library learners, Instant Library Lessons are sure to entrance your kindergartners through second graders! Each book contains 36 lessons that focus on six content areas: Library Skills, Literature Appreciation, Learning Techniques, Comprehension, Oral Language and Writing Experiences. Instant Library Lessons – Kindergarten includes the following lessons: Teddy Bear Time; Farmyard Friends; Stories in Threes and more!

  • Teddy bears - introduction to libraries and story sharing
  • Farmyard friends - reading and writing connection
  • Stories in threes - comprehension strategy of compare and contrast
  • Foxes - story structure
  • Mice - introduction to checking out books & library use

Instant Library Lessons: First GradeInstant Library Lessons: First Grade
Specifically designed for the littlest library learners, Instant Library Lessons are sure to entrance your kindergartners through second graders! Each book contains 36 lessons that focus on six content areas: Library Skills, Literature Appreciation, Learning Techniques, Comprehension, Oral Language and Writing Experiences. Instant Library Lessons – First Grade includes the following lessons: Bug Out Over Books; Quilt Me a Story; Focus on Frogs and more!

  • Frogs - cross curriculum teaching
  • Insects - reading and writing nonfiction
  • Quilts - fiction based comprehension strategies

Instant Library Lessons: Second GradeInstant Library Lessons: Second Grade
Specifically designed for the littlest library learners, Instant Library Lessons are sure to entrance your kindergartners through second graders! Each book contains 36 lessons that focus on six content areas: Library Skills, Literature Appreciation, Learning Techniques, Comprehension, Oral Language and Writing Experiences. Instant Library Lessons – Second Grade includes the following lessons: Duck Fever; Out of this World; It’s Raining Cats and Dogs and more.

  • Outer space - nonfiction and parts of a book
  • Pets - writing for many purposes
  • Ducks - introduction to writing a complete book
  • Historical fiction - introduction to genre and 20th century history

Instant Library Lessons: Library CelebrationsInstant Library Lessons: Library Celebrations
Contains four seasonal themes, with K-3 lessons for each theme. Includes the following lessons:

  • Book Week
  • Read Across America
  • National Library Week
  • Librarians

Instant Library Lessons: Fall FunInstant Library Lessons: Fall Fun
Contains four seasonal themes, with K-3 lessons for each theme. Includes the following lessons:

  • Grandparent’s Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving

Instant Library Lessons: Winter FunInstant Library Lessons: Winter Fun
Contains four seasonal themes, with K-3 lessons for each theme. Includes the following lessons:

  • Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • Groundhog Day
  • Valentine's Day
  • President's Day

Instant Library Lessons: Spring FunInstant Library Lessons: Spring Fun
Contains four seasonal themes, with K-3 lessons for each theme. Includes the following lessons:

  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Easter
  • Mother's Day
  • Birthdays



For more information and ordering contact: www.highsmith.com and insert "Instant Library Lesson" in search box at the top of the screen.