Welcome to BiblioGarden – Your Source for PYP Library Lesson Plans
BiblioGarden is your source for free PYP library lesson plans. This collection was developed specifically for librarians working within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) framework. The lessons have been developed over many years, working in collaboration with teachers in many classrooms.
Something for Everyone
Whether you are a first time PYP librarian, or have been in a library for several years, I hope you will find value in these lesson plans. I have intentionally left off the grade level they were originally developed for, as I believe the content in these lessons is compatible across all grade levels.
In addition to the six transdisciplinary themes, I have included four additional topics. These are Back-to-School, Library Games, Special Events and Holidays, and Information Literacy. This should help you build a more comprehensive program to help meet the functional needs of your library, as well as fulfill the mission of the IB, “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” (IBO.org)
Where to Begin?
The lessons are organized numerically, in the order suggested to be taught, by transdisciplinary theme. Currently there are approximately 120 lesson plans posted (135 written), but stay tuned as I continue to post lessons in Unit of Inquiry (UoI) blocks. By the end of May, 2018, all lesson plans for every UoI across Grades 1-5 should be complete.
Thank you! Please use and adapt these lessons for your own students and school. It is my great pleasure and honor to share my work with you.
BiblioGarden | Free PYP Library Lesson Plans