AASL’s Guide to Social and Emotional Learning for Picture Book Readers


CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, Maureen Schlosser’s book “Social and Emotional Learning for Picture Book Readershighlights 24 engaging picture books with ready-to-use lesson plans that support social and emotional learning (SEL) across the National School Library Standards. Each chapter focuses on a SEL theme to help learners practice targeted social-emotional skills. Learners will develop skills in problem solving, relationship building, teamwork, recognizing and managing feelings, and ethical commitment. Most lessons can be taught in one class period and offer:

  • picture books as mentoring texts supporting lessons and the SEL program;
  • AASL Standards Framework for Learners skills with step-by-step instructions, making planning easier; and
  • anchor charts, discussion questions and worksheets to help facilitate SEL activities.

A retired school librarian, Schlosser is also co-author of “Lessons inspired by picture books for primary grades.” She blogs for quest for knowledge and Library Lessons. She served as co-chair of the Nutmeg Book Award and has presented at state and national library conferences. His articles on integrating the arts into library lessons and advocacy have appeared in numerous library journals.

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

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