Love your library

Make library lessons fun with this engaging collection of book-based plans, quizzes and games, designed to help you to promote reading for pleasure in your school

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Promote reading for pleasure with these hand-picked library lessons and activity ideas

Under the enormous time pressures of the curriculum, it can be easy to forget that your school or class library even exists. But, with its variety of genres and subject areas, a library is undoubtedly one of the finest resources for promoting reading for pleasure. We’ve brought together a collection of the top lesson and activity ideas to help both you and your students fall in love with books. 

Lessons

Banned Books!
Lauren Archer

Banned Books!

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An exciting, engaging lesson which teaches students the thrilling history of some of their favourite books. Mad, bad and dangerous to read - some of these books have been banned from classrooms and libraries across the world and one was even banned throughout China! This lesson culminates in a ...
Library Fun Pack - World Events (Research and Writing Skills)
Polly Puddleduck

Library Fun Pack - World Events (Research and Writing Skills)

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This resource is over 80 pages of printables, no prep worksheets. Have a substitute lesson to cover? Have no idea how to combine your history with ICT or library? Or, do you simply just want to teach your students how to research well. This pack includes over 80 important and unimportant days, d...

Activities and games

Book Club Guide
TheReadingAgency

Book Club Guide

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All you need to set up and run a successful book club or reading group in your school. Templates, planning tools and activity ideas. Chatterbooks book clubs can be run by teachers, teaching assistants, student teachers, parents or volunteers. Suitable for pupils of all ages and all stages of readin...
'Book Ninjas' Library Tasks
MissCResources

'Book Ninjas' Library Tasks

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30 engaging tasks for students to complete in the library. I created these little library challenge cards for my boys group who really engaged with them! The idea is that ninjas are silent and focused and a class in the library should be too. These vary in ability and challenge and be easily adapted...
Quiz for CBCA Book Week 2019 - Reading is my secret power
Blossoming Minds

Quiz for CBCA Book Week 2019 - Reading is my secret power

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This interactive PowerPoint quiz is perfect for using in the 2019 Australian CBCA Book Week. It contains **76 questions**. The first 70 questions cover famous books from Australia and around the world. This is followed by **one question on each of the books in the CBCA 2019 short list for ages 7-12*...
Library Activity Worksheets - Search the Shelves!
roger_pooley

Library Activity Worksheets - Search the Shelves!

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5 library activity worksheets designed to get students searching the library shelves and learn their way around a library. Each sheet is a short activity to complement other activities a class does while in the library. Each sheet has two identical worksheet activities for making photocopying more...
Library Challenge Cards
sh2810

Library Challenge Cards

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These Library Challenge cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they ve really enjoyed working through the activities an added bonus bein...
Activities Week - Journalism
EnglishGCSEcouk

Activities Week - Journalism

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A full day of activities for students working in groups on a newspaper project for their school. Includes worksheets and resources for students to look at agony aunt columns, sports journalism, school news, interviews, reviews and opinion pieces. 6 hours worth of materials that enable students to im...