Florida Power-Library Schools feature outstanding library programs that are integrated into the school-wide curriculum. These school library programs incorporate the Florida Standards, FINDS, and READS into a collaborative, student-centered instructional program. Examples are listed below.
Fourth Grade Lessons
Contributor: Dr. Sybil Farwell
Lesson Title: The Secret River Lesson
LAFS.4.RL.1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event.
SS.4.A.7.2 Summarize challenges that Floridians faced during the depression
Brief Lesson Description:
1. Have classroom teacher share information on the Depression era and its impact on Florida.
2. Have school librarian share the The Secret River with students and conduct a discussion focusing on the details in the story that reveal the conditions of the Depression era (e.g., lack of food, loss of job).
Student Product/Outcome: Discussion participation and student-generated list of details
Resources: The Secret River by Majorie Kinnan Rawlings
Grades 7-8 Lesson Ideas