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"Volkman provides a wealth of practical information and ready-to-use research lessons that will promote actual student inquiry….Developed with teachers by a school librarian, these units actively engage students in the learning process. A must-buy for school libraries!"
"This book provides helpful advice in an area central to the mission of school media specialist everywhere – collaboration with teachers. In clear, jargon-free language, Volkman lays out an argument for using his style of collaborative research units. Using multiple methods and media helps students learn material more effectively. Volkman shows examples of research units he has used incorporating various media and methods in stations that can be set up in the media center…Volkman's accessible writing provides a well-thought-out, no-nonsense book that will be useful to the novice or experienced school media specialist in junior high and high school settings. Whether attempting to build a working relationship with teachers or merely looking for a fresh direction from which to approach collaboration, these units will be useful for school media specialists at any experience level."
"This guide is chock full of ready-to-use collaboration units based on universal topics such as World War II, the Holocaust, Greek history, and Shakespeare. It is ideal both for introducing collaboration and for folks who need an infusion of new ideas…The sheer completeness of this resource makes it valuable for any librarian to instantly collaborate with classroom teachers."
Library Media Connection
"Volkman provides sixteen stations/units complete with ideas for each station, its materials, purpose, and needed handouts. If you are a fan of this approach, then this book is for you."
"The bibliographic exercises and scoring guides alone are worth the price of the book. Overall, Volkman has provided an unparalleled winner that every teacher and librarian should own."
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