Important things to remember about books, regardless of age groups!
As an elementary teacher-librarian, I instruct many students over the course of the year. More important, though, may be the lit-lessons I’ve learned from students. Over the last 10+ years, here are ten that stand out:
- Series are King
“Where are the My Weird School books?” “Do you have Piggie and Elephant?” “Is the new Wimpy Kid here?” Of all the questions asked by students, a disproportionate number relate to series. It drives readers to stories. Mention to students that a new book is the first in a series and interest skyrockets. Some kids will even research when the next book releases! In the library, I’ve learned that labeling series books with shelf-markers helps all students keep track of where to find their favorites as well as locate potential new favorites.
- Passion is contagious
All it takes is one kid. Just one kid who has read a book, loved…
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