The school librarian is sometimes referred to as a teacher-librarian because there is more to our job than simply maintaining a collection. Creating lesson plans by one's self or while collaborating with a classroom teacher is a wonderful way to begin designing a unit of study. Many school districts require specific formats for lesson plans, while others merely look for certain information to always be present. If you are searching for a place to start or would like to begin creating your own brand, look no further! Please view the official BELS Lesson Plan Template here.
Please visit our Lesson Plan Depository in order to view lesson plans and other information literacy materials used by school librarians in BELS to great success.
When writing lesson plan objectives, it is recommended that educators refer to a Bloom's Taxonomy chart. Bloom’s Taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains. One of these is the cognitive domain, which emphasizes intellectual outcomes. This domain is further divided into categories or levels. The key words used and the type of questions asked may aid in the establishment and encouragement of critical thinking, especially in the higher levels of the taxonomy. A document outlining each level is available here.
Another great overview of how to create a quality lesson plan is available through HotChalk's "Lesson Plans Page," located here: