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Creating Lesson Plans: Overview

What's in this guide

belk libraryThis guide contains information that will help you locate materials to use in creating lesson plans. It will also help you learn to locate materials in the IMC.  Additional assistance is available from the IMC staff - ask us! 

Curriculum Standards

Lesson Planning Resources

Primary Resources

Gateways to Resources

Library and Research Terms


Locating IMC Materials by Type

To locate IMC Materials follow this path: Library Homepage >> Books and Media >>  Advanced Search >> Type in Keyword, Author, Title, or Subject >> Modify Your Search by limiting to the ASU IMC or other limiters >> Submit Your Search

You can also browse for materials:

All fiction is arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name on IMC shelves 13, 14, and 15. The call number begins with the designation FIC.

All picture books are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name on the low shelving in the IMC. The call number begins with the designation E. Big books and board books are located on the shelves beside the reading area.

    You can search for poetry, fantasy, science fiction, alphabet books, counting books, and graphic novels by subject heading.
 Library Homepage >> Books and Media  >> Subject >> Type in your search term >> Limit your location to the ASU IMC

To find historical fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, predictable books, easy readers, traditional literature, fractured fairy tales, fairy tales, and utopian/dystopian literature:  



All nonfiction is arranged by Dewey call number on IMC shelves 5-11. The call number begins with a number. You must search for nonfiction by SUBJECT.

Biographies are arranged in alphabetical order by the person about whom the book is written on IMC shelf 12. The call number begins with the number 92. For example: Oprah Winfrey: A Twentieth-Century Life = 92 W7682co

Poetry –811
Traditional Literature 398

IMC Website

Use this website to access lists of children’s and young adult literature by subject, and to find class guides, lists of adopted textbooks, and resources about teaching in North Carolina.

IMC Librarian

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Margaret Gregor