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Differentiated Learning Centers in the Elementary Library Kathy Whitinger/Lisa Luse Putnam City Schools
Intro • Why and what of centers • Lisa’s experience in setting up centers at Central Elementary • Ideas for centers K-5
Why Centers • Cope with variable scheduling • Promote 21st Century mode of teaching • Ensure all students developed a necessary skill set
What • Looked at AASL standards, Oklahoma PASS, ISTE standards and Common Core • Asked what skills do my students need to develop to be effective lifelong users of the library, how can I help them develop information and technological literacy, and how can I support what the teachers are doing in the classroom
Central’s First Centers • Started with 6 centers: • Online catalog • Website Evaluation • Nonfiction books/bibliography • Summarization • Book look • Reference
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scholasticnews/index.htmlhttp://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scholasticnews/index.html • Highlighters for note taking • 1-2 sentence summary
Lessons Learned • Set up a good filing system • Create color cards to quickly assign students to centers • Have additional activities for your roadrunner students • Create a permanent set of instructions for each center
Moving Forward • Book look – figurative language • Reference – paper vs. online races, functional vocabulary sort • Summary – picture book biographies, social studies content, current events • Big 6 – developing questions, brainstorming resources • Online catalog – library mapping, signage creation, using IPads to create instructional videos on various library procedures • Website eval – compare 2 websites • Lego – expository writing, stop action videos (storyboards, script writing, sequencing)
Kathy’s Turn Kathy's World
Resources • Websites • :http://kathy5597.blogspot.com/ • http://elementarylibraryroutines.wikispaces.com/ -link in here to • http://monarchcenters.wikispaces.com/home • http://www.sldirectory.com/index.htm • http://hcps2.hanover.k12.va.us/instruction/media/LessonPlanBook.htm • http://onteora.schoolwires.com/4370_70127184121/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=49421 • http://nb.wsd.wednet.edu/big6/big6_resources.htm
More Resources Library Centers: Teaching Information Literacy, Skills, and Processes: K-6 by Judith A. Sykes Complete Library Skills Activities Program: Ready-To-USe Lessons for Grades K-6 by Ardenn Druce (available used on amazon.com )Library Games Activities Kit: Ready-To-Use Activities for Teaching Library Skills in 20 Minutes a Week by Patti Hulet Library Lightning: A Functional Approach to Library Skills by Sherry Crow Stretchy Library Lessons: Research Skills by Pat MillerBlooms and Beyond: Higher Level Questions and Activities for the Creative Classroom by Kay Davidson and Tressa Becker CUES: Choose, Use, Enjoy, Share - A Model for Educational Enrichment Through the School Library Media Center by Phyllis A. Leonard Media Center Discovery: 180 Ready-to-Use Activities for Language Arts, Grades 5-8 by Barbara R. Hamm Complete Library Skills Set publishled by McGraw Hill (books for K-5)