Choose a grade level to access a month of free library lesson plans from Elementary Librarian.
Our free lesson plans focus on teaching library rules and procedures to learners. They are designed to be used at the beginning of the school year. However, they can also serve as great refreshers for students throughout the year.
These lessons are just a small sampling of what Elementary Librarian has to offer. In our elementary lessons, you will find topics ABC order and sight reading sight words. You'll also discover fun elementary library lesson plans on research skills and citations, as well as the Dewey Decimal System, key reading strategies, and more.
Looking for middle school library lesson plans? Find sample library lessons for sixth through eighth grade.
Download our library lesson plans template to create your own lessons as well.
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An Elementary Librarian subscription goes beyond our free library resources. It offers 10 months of Common Core and AASL-aligned lesson plans for grades K-8. You'll also be able to download our 101 Library Centers PDF booklets and a variety of mini lesson packs.
What We Offer
As a subscriber, you get access to:
- Over 500 lessons for grades K-8
- All resources, including:
- Powerpoint presentations
- Graphic Organizers
- Game templates
- Links to online resources and games
- And MORE!
- Common Core and AASL Standards for EVERY lesson
- Easily editable files in Microsoft Word and PDF Format
- Private community to chat and share ideas with other elementary librarians and media specialists
- Members Only Resource Library where you can share and download resources from school librarians all over the world!
Each lesson features objectives, I can statements, step-by-step instructions, clear assessments and materials. Most lessons can be completed offline. However, many include optional videos, PowerPoint presentations, and online games. All materials are designed to help enhance student learning.
In addition, we regularly add library lesson mini packs. These mini packs are designed to supplement the library curriculum. Many of our lessons also supplement language arts skills taught in grades K-8. These include ABC order, phonics and spelling skills. They also include research skills such as choosing a topic and finding credible sources.
Help for Teachers
Don't have a school library, but still want to help your students build library skills? Many lessons are easily adaptable for teachers who want to bring library skills into the regular classroom setting.
Our lessons make great library sub plans or language arts sub plans too. They're written in an easy-to-understand format and are ready to go. Looking for more language arts resources? Our friends at Help Teaching offer free and online tests, quizzes, and worksheets. For ESL/ELL resources, consider checking out the free resources at Busy Teacher.