SHOP HOME / Curriculum Shop / Seller: Mrs. J in the Library / Ladybugs Research PRINTABLE Library Center

Ladybugs Research PRINTABLE Library Center


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
Several weeks in the spring or early autumn

Download the FREE Preview!

Your students will learn firsthand about metamorphosis and the different life cycle stages of insects while formulating and answering research questions with this library center and a live ladybug terrarium kit (purchased separately).

This is the PRINTABLE version of the center designed for use with paper​ Research Notebooks that students hand in for feedback and assessment. The digital version is also available here if you have access to Google Classroom.

Resource Requirements: ​You will need access to books, ebooks, and/or online websites about ladybugs for students to complete their research. I have included ​both print books and online databases in the bibliography section of the Research Notebooks, but ​a collection of reliable websites would also suffice depending on your students’ needs and research skills level.

This 29-page library center is completely editable, and includes:

Ladybugs Observation and Research Library Center printable sign with learning targets and “I will” statement directions, and standards addressed

  • Editable in Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx file format
  • Easy-to-print PDF file format also included
  • Landscape and portrait versions
  • Applicable standards listed from:
    • Select AASL National School Library Standards (2018),
    • National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, and
    • Pennsylvania Core Standards (ELA).

Two (2) Printable Observation and Research Notebooks for students to take notes and answer questions

  • Editable in Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx and Microsoft Publisher .pub file formats
  • Easy-to-print PDF file format also included
  • The “Simple” Research Notebook version is 1 page, printed front-and-back, and it has a simpler bibliography and shorter research section.
  • ​The “In-Depth” Research Notebook version is 2 pages, printed front-and-back, and it requires full citations for the bibliography and a longer, more in-depth research process.
  • ​Either or both Research Notebooks can be used with students in various grades or at different ability levels to differentiate your instruction.

Comprehensive, editable lesson plan for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades is editable in Microsoft Word .docx file format, aligned to:

  • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
  • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
  • Pennsylvania Core ELA Standards.

“How to Write a Resource Citation” tutorial/help signs for writing elementary-friendly MLA citations

  • Editable in Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx file format
  • Easy-to-print PDF file format also included
  • ​Includes citation examples for books/ebooks, databases, and other general websites using

BONUS!  Library Centers Routine Sign

Supplies list with links for where to purchase the ladybug terrarium or ladybug garden, and live larvae (included in the preview)

Teacher Notes with more resources and information to help you set up and use the library center in a new or existing library centers structure.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – A.1. – A.2. – B.1. – B.3. – C.1. – D.1. – D.2.
  • Collaborate – A.2. – B.1. – B.2. – D.1.
  • Curate – A.1. – A.2. – A.3. – B.1. – C.1.
  • Engage – A.1. – A.2. – A.3. – B.1. – B.2.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.9. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.9.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8.

Terms of Use
© Mrs. J in the Library – By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

Questions before buying?
​If the free preview file does not answer your question, you can contact us through ​​this link with questions.

Grade Levels

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

Anytime or throughout the year


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Mrs. J in the Library

Hi there! I'm Collette Jakubowicz, the owner and founder of Mrs. J in the Library.
I'm a certified teacher-librarian with over 15 years of teaching experience in elementary school libraries. I believe school libraries staffed by professional teacher-librarians should inspire and empower students to create, as well as read, research, and think critically.

I can help you enhance your instruction with library centers (including online and blended learning), or upgrade your library space with my best-selling Dewey Nonfiction Signs.

Shopping Cart