Library Gingerbread Man

I’m not as familiar with books written specifically to teach library skills as perhaps I should be. I kind of think that only librarians like those stories. I have a collection of them in my office, but have rarely glanced at them.

In a meeting recently the Library Gingerbread Man title was brought up. I remembered glancing at it on my shelf, but never reading it. When I took the time to do so I decided that it was a decent retelling of the traditional tale and worth reading to my third graders.

I am teaching a unit on library organization for their library rotation this month. We’re starting with Library Gingerbread Man and next week we will go to the computer lab to learn how to search the catalog.

To go with the Gingerbread Man, I created a sliderocket presentation. I wanted to add additional illustration to the sections of Dewey to enhance the story. Then I looped the slides a second time and added book covers that represent the sections of Dewey.

During my lesson I read the story first and used the first half of the presentation. Pairs of students were sent to each Dewey section to record what kind of books were there. I used the second half of the presentation to illustrate their results as they reported back to the class.

October 18, 2012
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  • Reply BEilers

    Just had to tell you that yours is the first blog I check each day. I’m pretty sure you and I are cut from the same library cloth! :) I am a first year teacher librarian and am loving every second. Thank you for your fab ideas. Beth

    October 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    • Reply Carolyn

      Thank you so much Beth! I had one of those days today and when I finally sat down to finish my lunch at 2:30 your comment made my day. I’m glad you’re enjoying your first year–it certainly can be a whirlwind! -Carolyn

      October 20, 2012 at 1:36 am

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