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Introduction to Library Organization - Categorizing and Sorting

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Learning to categorize and sort objects and ideas is a key component to helping primary age students find and use materials in their library. When teaching students in grades 2-3 the Dewey Decimal System, consider this lesson which asks them to categorize recognizable objects into groups based on shared traits. Using concrete objects will help you bridge learning so that the more abstract concept of grouping books by similar topics is attainable for these learners. This lesson uses content from INFOhio's Educator Tools and ISearch.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Emily Rozmus

School Library Monthly Report Template

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If you’ve never created a library report before, it can seem daunting. Start by creating a monthly report that you can print and give to your administrator. If you’re short on time but want to take a first step, use this template. In less than an hour you can plug in a few numbers, highlight how your data is connected to student learning with a few bullet points, insert your school logo, and you’ll have a basic monthly report. As you get more practice reporting how the library impacts student learning, modify the template to meet your needs or create an infographic.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: INFOhio