Springboards to Inquiry: 50 Standards-Based Lessons for K-5

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New and experienced elementary librarians will love these ideas to infuse excitement into their day.

This collection of ideas for lessons provides school librarians with inspiration for meeting the tsunami of new standards dictating change for today's next generation learners.

Today's school librarian has less and less time to prepare for instruction. This book delivers lesson plans for the librarian to implement immediately, as is or with a little adaptation. Using the new AASL standards and an Information Literacy scope and sequence carefully crafted for K–6 students, the authors package lessons that are both engaging and challenging.

This book inspires librarians to go beyond their usual role in literacy promotion and instruction only and moves to preparing students to be inquiry learners by embracing inquiry-based learning. Lessons include the Essential Question (begin with the end in mind); pre- and post-assessment ideas; technology integration ideas, where applicable; reading and research ideas; and collaboration ideas when applicable. AASL Standards and others are noted via an "integrated standards checklist," while new educational research demonstrates that standards can be met via engaging, collaborative, and interesting lessons, modeled throughout the text.


  • Saves librarians planning time
  • Furnishes ideas for collaboration
  • Teaches research skills for librarians who collaborate with a classroom teacher as well as those who do not
  • Prepares students who are curious and want to learn
  • Incubates inquiry

by Paige Jaeger and Mary Boyd Ratzer

145 Pages

8 1/2 x 11

Sku: 9781440869570

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