Monday, February 10, 2014

School Library Storytime

Copeland, Brenda S., and Patricia A. Messner. School Library Storytime: Just the Basics. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-61069-202-1  

Publisher's Description
This book is an invaluable resource for school library aides who conduct storytime activities, providing everything from instruction on how to read to children to a week-by-week read aloud curriculum for the entire school year...The fifth title in the highly regarded Just the Basics series, this book starts with an introduction, followed by explanations of how to read aloud and tips for managing and working with children in the primary grades. The authors suggest specific picture books that tie into school year-based themes and supply materials that can be used as listed or easily modified to meet the individual library's needs. Event-specific lessons are supplied for many weeks within the school year, making this title one that educators will rely on for storytime ideas from September through May.
• Follows the school calendar, providing a lesson for nearly every week of the school year
• Uses both fiction and nonfiction readalouds
• Supplies a resource page for each month

Sample Topics

April Fool's Day
Chinese New Year
Columbus Day
Election Day
Groundhog's Day
Growing a Garden
Library Orientation
Music in the Schools' Month
Proper Book Care