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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Two Thumbs Up! Get Students Writing and Publishing Book Reviews
|Grades||K – 3|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Seven 30- to 45-minute sessions|
Grades K – 6 | Calendar Activity |  October 1
Students create lists of their favorite books and then the class creates a "Top Picks" class booklist. Students can use the Book Cover Creator to create a book jacket for their favorite book.
Grades K – 6 | Calendar Activity |  September 1
A school or public library librarian is invited to visit the classroom to talk to the students about the advantages of having a library card. Students then take a library tour to acquaint them with the general features and resources available.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 2
Students "step into the shoes" of their favorite author by reading several of their books, conducting research, and preparing displays and presentations for the class.
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Journal
This article presents a model of comprehension to support classroom teachers as they engage their students in making meaning from text.