Friday, December 8, 2023
Library Teaching Ideas

Library Teaching Ideas and Resources

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 5-11

The lesson ideas below could be used with any book at a library. If you have any more ideas of your own, please share themΒ by emailΒ and I will add them to this page. Thanks!

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • Write a letter to the author telling them what you enjoyed about their book.
  • Plan and write a prequel or sequel to the story.
  • Look through the book for any unknown words and try to find out what they mean.
  • Choose a sentence and think about how to improve it (e.g. by changing some vocabulary, adding more detail or changing the order of the words).
  • Read part of the story and predict what might happen next. Could you write your own ending?
  • Role-play one of the characters from the story and think about the choices that they made.
  • Choose one of the characters and write a description of their personality. Make a list of words to describe what they are like.
  • Create a persuasive poster to promote the book to other readers.
  • Write a book review explaining what you did and didn’t like about the book.

Computing

  • Use a microphone / recording device to record an audiobook version of the story, thinking about the characters’ accents and using expression to make it interesting for the listener.
  • Use an Art program to create an illustration and / or book cover.

Art

  • Find out about the illustrator of the book. Have they illustrated any other books? What materials do they use? Could you create your own illustration in a similar style?
  • Choose a scene in the book and make your own illustration.
  • Create a storyboard which shows the main events of the story.
  • Design a new cover for the book. Think about what book covers include… illustrations, title, author, blurb, publisher, taglines, reviews, ratings… and don’t forget to include these on your cover!

Music

  • If the story was going to be turned into a film, could you compose a soundtrack for it?

Geography

  • Identify where the story is set and try to find out about that place.
  • Can you draw a map of the area where the story is set?

History

  • Make a timeline which shows the main events of the story.

Downloads:

Our Library Banner

Our Library Banner

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The Library Banner

The Library Banner

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Library Club Banner

Library Club Banner

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Library Open / Closed Sign

Library Open / Closed Sign

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Please Work Quietly Sign

Please Work Quietly Sign

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Which Book Will You Choose? Sign

Which Book Will You Choose? Poster

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