Are you looking for support in developing lessons that support the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards Framework for Learners? Check out the AASL Standards-Based Learning series below. Each volume helps school librarians save time when crafting meaningful lessons that connect with the classroom curriculum.
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When the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries was published in 2018, I was excited about the learning opportunities the volume presented. I could see how the AASL Standards Framework for Learners invited collaborative opportunities for school librarians and classroom educators to create meaningful lessons.
Understanding that school librarians would need support in delivering lessons based on the AASL Standards, I worked with my friend, Rebecca Granatini, to write Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades. When Rebecca was a second grade educator and I was a school librarian, we collaborated on many lessons together. Rebecca’s background in STEAM education brought rich ideas and practices to library lessons.
We knew it was important to tie the lessons in with classroom curriculum. Rebecca created a chart in our book that ties the AASL Standards with classroom standards. We also knew school librarians were looking for ways to assess learning. Rubrics and assessments fill this need. Understanding that time is always a factor, we created worksheets and anchor charts to save time when developing lessons.
Content-Area for Collaborations was the next book published in the AASL Standards-Based Learning Series.This valuable resource offers collaborative lessons for secondary grades. More books in the series help school librarians develop STEAM lessons, project-based learning lessons, learning centers and Social and Emotional lessons.
School Library Connection “highly recommends” Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades. “This guide will help librarians looking for new ideas to establish collaborative relationships with classroom teachers on common objectives saving valuable planning time”~Barbara S. Zinkovich, Media Specialist, Salt River Elementary School, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Against the Grain gave Lessons Inspired by Picture Books this rating: “If I were a school librarian…I need this book in my library. I want to be able to get up from my desk and grab this book off the shelf if it’s not checked out.”
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