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Library Resources for Teachers

Teach your students the proper way to use the library, from the Dewey Decimal System, to reading dictionaries and encyclopedias, to researching. Whether you're teaching social studies, literature, or science, you'll find plenty of cross-curricular activities to practice library use. Your students are sure to improve their library skills with these printables, references, and other resources.

Dictionary-Use Printables

Choose a Picture Dictionary
Dictionary Fun at the Circus
Using the Dictionary
Finding It in a Dictionary
Dictionary Fun
The Monster
Fruit Basket Delight

Encyclopedia-Use Printables

Encyclopedia Prehistorica Teacher's Guide
Learning About Encyclopedias II
Using Encyclopedias
Making a Bibliography for an Encyclopedia
Learning About Encyclopedias I
Finding It in an Encyclopedia
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Hunting for an Animal
Animation in the World
What Is Chlorogalum pomeridianum?
Activity: Naming Bones
Library Activities Printable Book (K-4)
Activity: Muscles and Movement

Dewey Decimal System & Call Numbers

A Guide to Library Books: The Dewey Decimal System
Call Numbers
Find the Call Number
Whooooo and What?
Book Hunt!
Nonfiction Books in the 200's & 800's
Nonfiction Books in the 500's & 900's
Nonfiction Books in the 300's and 700's
Activity: Another Classification System
Decimals and the Number Line (Gr. 5)
Library Activities Printables Slideshow

Fiction & Library Printables

Fiction or Nonfiction?
My Favorite Fairy Tale
Tall Tales
Fiction and Nonfiction Books
Favorite Fairy Tale Book
American Tall Tales
A Bunch of Books
More Fiction Printables

Nonfiction & Library Printables

Learning About Famous People
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Birds Teacher's Guide
Know Your Nonfiction!
Research Activities Printable Book (Grades K-4)
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Oceans and Seas Teacher's Guide
Fun in the Nonfiction Section
Library Survey
More Nonfiction Printables

Holiday Activities

Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, 2005 - 2015
Famous Black Americans
Thanksgiving in Colonial America
My Favorite Poem
Flag Day: Library Skills
Kaufman Focus Guides by Kenn Kaufman
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Animal Disguises Teacher's Guide
Myths About Explorers

Art & Library Skills Connected

Who Gives a Hoot?
Make a Dinosaur
Look for a Book
Explore Elephants of All Kinds
My Favorite Animal Story
A Book Case of Color
What I Like to Read About
Checking It Out
Satisfy Your Curiosity: Sign-up for a Library Card! Coloring Sheet
Choosing Books
Hop to It!
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Castles & Forts Teacher's Guide

Science & Library Skills Connected

On the Brink of Becoming Extinct
Bio of a Famous Scientist
Planetary Facts
The Oceans of the World
Animals and Their Young
Researching the Right Dog
Animals in Story Books
Thomas Edison Revisited
"The Bear" Facts -- Library Skills
Dinosaur Facts Part II
Library Lion Story Hour Guide and Event Kit
Dinosaur Fingertip Facts
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Is This a Water Horse? A Hippo? A Hog?
Investigate an Invention
A Slice of Spice
Plant Enemy!
Classifying Rocks
Dolphins, Bats, Submarines
Activity: Dinosaurs and Geologic Time

Social Studies & Library Skills Connected

Continents of the World
State Scavenger Hunt
Thomas Jefferson
The Dedication Page
Gold Medal Books
My Author
More Library Skills Resources for Social Studies


Types of Reference Books
Dinosaur Facts Part III
Dinosaur Facts Part IV
World History 1-999 A.D.

Library Event Kits

Bats at the Library Event Kit
Zathura: A Space Adventure Event Kit
Tacky Goes to Camp Event Kit
Roscoe Riley Rules Event Kit
Read All About It Event Kit
Bear Wants More Event Kit
The World of Shel Silverstein - A Guide for Teachers and Librarians

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2016 Presidential Elections
Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more!

October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 10/2), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/9-15), Teen Read Week (10/9-15), Columbus Day (10/10), Metric Week (10/10-16), Chemistry Week (10/16-22), Black Poetry Day (10/17), Make a Difference Day (10/22), Black Tuesday (10/29/1929), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Computer Learning Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Family History Month, Fire Prevention Month, International Dinosaur Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Happy Halloween! Students love this fall holiday; take advantage of it! You'll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities and vocabulary lessons.