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Library Skills Lapbook

Library Skills Lapbook

It can be challenging to learn all about everything your library offers.  Use this free library lapbook to explore your library so you can make the most out of it!

Library List:
A Day in the Life of a Librarian by Liza N. Burby
Our Libraries by Dana Wu

Activities:
Library History – Use this flap fold booklet to answer questions about the history of libraries.
Andrew Carnegie – Use this mini book to write about Andrew Carnegie’s contributions to the library system.
Librarian – In this matchbook, write about a librarian’s duties.
Library of Congress – Write about the Library of Congress in this cross fold booklet.
Melvil Dewey – In this book shaped booklet, write about Melvil Dewey.
Dewey Decimal Classes – In the outside of this flap book, write the 10 different classes in the Dewey Decimal System. Inside each flap, write the name and call number of one book from each class that you found in your library.
Fiction Books – In this key-shaped fan booklet, answer the questions about fiction books.
Non-Fiction Books In this key-shaped fan booklet, answer the questions about non-fiction books.
Call Numbers – In this mini book, answer the question about call numbers and write sample call numbers for a fiction and non-fiction book.
Card Catalog – (Online Public Access Catalog) Inside this file folder shape book, write about using the card catalog or OPAC System. Be sure to list the different ways you can find a book (by the author, subject, or title)
Other Library Resources – Inside this square petal fold book, list some of the other resources available from your library.
Scavenger Hunt – Do the library scavenger hunt.

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Parts of Speech Lapbook

Parts of Speech Lapbook

This free parts of speech lapbook was made for kindergarten and 1st graders who are working on memorizing the parts of speech and then focusing most on the nouns, pronouns, verbs, and prepositions. There are no templates for this lapbook – only images and instructions on how to complete the lapbook.

The parts of this lapbook:
Noun and Pronoun cards. There’s a large card with noun words and pictures on it. Then you print out the cards with the matching pictures and pronouns. The child then matches the right pronouns to the nouns. On this card in one square is “Jacob” – you can change this to your child’s name. There is a “keeper” for the cards for this matching game.
There are small noun and verb cards that can be sorted into little pockets on which you write “noun” and “verb.” Be aware that since the parts of speech are determined by the job a word does in a sentence, some of the words are subjective. There is a keeper for these noun and verb cards.
The preposition hot dog book includes a list of prepositions that our kids memorized. The reason for the monkey and tree image is that a preposition is “anything a monkey can be to a tree.”
A verb is a triangle because there are three types – under the folded flaps write “action,” “being,” “condition.” (The difference between “being” and “condition” is whether something is permanent – Suzy is a girl- or temporary – Suzy is tired.) Inside the middle of the interior triangle, place the square fold. On each flap write “transitive,” “intransitive,” “helping,” and “linking.”
The reason for the pentagon shape on nouns is the 5 different types of nouns: Person, Place, Thing, Idea, Activity. The pronoun is the same shape and color because it can replace a noun.

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Poetry for Children Lapbook

Poetry for Children Lapbook

This free Poetry lapbook has many unique templates and activities based on the various children’s poems.  Students will be exposed to many different concepts, from the parts of a tooth to the parts of speech.  A wonderful inter-disciplinary study!

Library List:
Poetry Speaks to Children Edited by Elise Paschen
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

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Insect Mini Unit Study using Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

Insects Unit StudyLibrary List:
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
Magic School Bus: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs – video
How to Draw Insects by Barbara Soloff Levy (any How to Draw Insects book would work)
What Is an Insect by Robert Snedden (explains the life cycle of insects)
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly by Bobbie Kalman (any butterfly life cycle book would work)
The Insect Book: A Basic Guide to the Collection and Care of Common Insects for Young Children by Connie Zakowski
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders by Lorus Milne & Lorus J. Milne
New Celtic Mandolin by Simon Mayor – sound recording

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Character Comparison Worksheet

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Library Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

Free Library Scavenger Hunt WorksheetUse this Free Library Scavenger Hunt to help your students become familiar with a new library.  It also goes well with the free library skills lapbook.

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Paragraph Outline Worksheet

Free Paragraph Outline WorksheetThis free paragraph outline worksheet will help your students write a paragraph.
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Plot Summary Worksheet

Free Plot Summary WorksheetThis free plot summary worksheet will help your student find the different parts of a book’s plot.

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Problem / Solution Worksheet

Free Problem Solution WorksheetUse this free problem / solution worksheet to help your student identify problems and their solutions in a book’s plot.

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Greek Word Study Worksheet

Free Greek Word Study WorksheetUse this free worksheet to learn Greek words and the English words that derive from them.

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