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A World of Readers: Libraries Around the World

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A World of Readers: Libraries Around the World

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology



Teacher Resources




  • Computers with Internet access
  • LCD projector (optional)
  • Large chart paper or PowerPoint software and equipment for projecting PowerPoint slides
  • Borrowed from a local public library: intriguing fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and audio books related to the students’ interests such as sports or crafts

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1. Visit a public library near your school and obtain the policies for lending to borrowers under age 18, guidelines for Internet use in the library, and information about special services such as summer book clubs, homework help, and storytelling sessions.

2. Borrow a variety of materials from the public library to show your students the wealth of resources that are available locally. Bring to the classroom intriguing fiction and nonfiction books as well as materials such as magazines, CDs, DVDs, and audio books related to the students’ interests such as sports or crafts.

3. Preview the sites in the Websites list. If you do not have classroom computers with Internet access, reserve one 60-minute session in your school’s computer lab for Session 1. If possible, arrange to use an LCD projector during this session. Bookmark the websites on your classroom or lab computers.

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