Library in a Box Project
Can students make an impact on world events? Can they make a difference?
Understandings and Objectives

Core Understandings

  • Working collaboratively together can make a difference for others
  • Caring about others is a rewarding experience
  • Developing libraries involves categorizing and knowledge of books, authors, and series
  • Exploring books can help to develop new reading interests

Learning Objectives

  • Students will select books of interest for a Library in a Box for elementary students.
  • Students will develop a theme decorated box to hold selected books
  • Students will write friendly letters of support to include with their picture
  • Students will complete a project by working collaboratively in a team


ELA-2.II.2.2. Write a friendly letter complete with the date, salutation, body, closing, and signature.
Grade Three
Strand I. Reading
ELA-3.I.3.0 Literary Response and Analysis
Structural Features of Literature
ELA-3.I.3.1. Distinguish common forms of literature (e.g., poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction).
Strand II. Writing
ELA-3.II.2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
ELA-3.II.2.3. Write personal and formal letters, thank-you notes, and invitations:
a. Show awareness of the knowledge and interests of the audience and establish a purpose and context.
b. Include the date, proper salutation, body, closing, and signature.

Information Literacy Standards (American Library Association)
Standard 4. The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.
Standard 5. The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
Standard 9. The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates in groups to pursue and generate information.