Looking @ 5 Essential Literacies for Students: Part 5 – Media Literacy

In our modern world students need to understand and be proficient in 5 Essential Literacies, and School Librarians need to integrate at least one Library Literacy component into every class visit. In Part 5 we look at Media Literacy as a way that students can be successful in future coursework and as global citizens. Continue reading

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Looking @ 5 Essential Literacies for Students: Part 2 – Content Literacy

In our modern world students need to understand and be proficient in 5 Essential Literacies, and School Librarians need to integrate at least one Library Literacy component into every class visit. In Part 2 we look at Library Lessons that help build the Content/Disciplinary Literacy that students need to be successful with current and future coursework. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Teaching Online Subscription Resources

By crafting and scaffolding relevant Library Lessons about online subscription resources, and by focusing on types rather than format, students and teachers learn a wide range of information resources, and understand that both print and digital resources can contribute to student success. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Supporting Reading in Social Studies

As librarians we do whatever is necessary to promote reading by organizing our collection for students to find just what they want (as in organizing fiction by Subjects). A fellow librarian, Kathy Cunningham from Blalack Middle School in Carrollton TX, gave me … Continue reading