Library Skills and Literature

This Library Skills and Literature unit also includes:

The library is such a valuable resource for kids of all ages. Help elementary readers learn all about parts of the library, text features for both fiction and nonfiction text, and different ways to find books that they want to read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lessons in your trips to the library, either staggered throughout the year or as part of a library skills unit
  • Send some of the activities home for parents to practice on their trips to the library with their children
Classroom Considerations
  • Covers kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Some lessons are more thorough than others, which provide general guidelines and tips
  • A few lessons require specific books from the library
  • Includes different types of activities and assignments for kids to try
  • Skills build on each other throughout the grade levels
  • Focuses on both fictional and informational text
  • Lessons for fourth and fifth grades are not as substantial as the other grades