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A lesson plan is the backbone to a library instruction session, no matter what the time length, teaching methods, location or media used. When well-constructed, a lesson plan can provide a seamless integration of library instruction with a classroom assignment and can help create intrinsic motivation for students. Also, it can serve as a guide to scale the lesson objectives and activities to the time available. This living document can also expand and contract with each new session as different situations arise, allowing you to quickly adapt to different time or technology restrictions. It can also help to differentiate the lesson in order to reach both advanced and struggling students. The process of decoding an assignment in order to start building the lesson plan will be presented and then common components of a lesson plan will be explored. Finally, different teaching scenarios will be applied to a lesson plan in order to understand the strengths of a comprehensive plan.


Presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) Annual Conference in Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada in June 2015.

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