Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library Activities for K-3

Make learning about library behavior fun with Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library activities that connect to the Novel Effect soundscape.
Novel Effect activities to use with the book Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Pair Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library Novel Effect read-aloud with no prep book activities to keep students engaged. Students are sure to laugh and remember why their dragon needs to stay home thanks to the soundscape and activities.

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library Activities are Lit

Select from over a dozen activities that support English Language Arts and Library skills while reinforcing library rules. As a result of the activities included, students will be able to:

  • make a prediction.
  • illustrate their favorite book.
  • create a pet dragon.
  • respond to an opinion writing prompt.
  • summarize the story.
  • identify rhyming words.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • fill in the blanks to complete sentences.
  • write cause and effect statements.
  • determine the main idea and details.
  • play this or that together.
  • sort library behaviors.
  • review library rules and behavior.
  • reflect on story elements with discussion questions and writing prompts.
  • create collaborative tableaux to retell the story.
  • search for dragon stories in the library.

Each activity can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to offer them a choice in learning, or to focus on a specific skill. These engaging read-aloud activities will teach students how to take care of a library by using the story and soundscape.

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About the Book

In Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library, Julie Gassman uses humor to show children how to move around a library. Libraries are unique spaces that require special care. Read the book along with the soundscape and prepare students for library visits.

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