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Let’s Get Together Thursday – Target the Special Teams February 13, 2014

Posted by Karin Perry in Check this out!.
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Many times librarians fall into the comfort of collaborating with the language arts teachers, but what about those other subject areas that aren’t targeted very often?

Social Studies teachers are the perfect subject area to start with if you are new to branching out. You can visit with the teacher to see what they are covering in class and offer to gather some fiction books to book talk to the class that will relate to the area the students are studying.

Art teachers are another great group to approach.  Interesting interdisciplinary units can be developed involving other subject areas or you could simply focus on lessons/books about artists or art styles.

There are so many other subjects to approach: Science, Math, Physical Education, Family Consumer Science, and a plethora of electives. We’d love for you to post in the comment section what you do to reach out to your teachers or, better yet, what are some of the lessons/activities you teach with these classes.

If you need some ideas to get started, check out this website I found. It is devoted to collaboration between school librarians and classroom teachers. Building a Culture of Collaboration



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