Library Lessons for Grades 7-9

Library Lessons for Grades 7-9

by Arden Druce, Carol D. Waters
     
 

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Brimming with detailed lesson plans and reproducible worksheets that help teach library skills, this is the ideal resource for busy librarians. The library skills section covers library orientation, parts of a book, fiction and nonfiction, biography and autobiography, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification, the card and computer catalogs, magazines,

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Overview

Brimming with detailed lesson plans and reproducible worksheets that help teach library skills, this is the ideal resource for busy librarians. The library skills section covers library orientation, parts of a book, fiction and nonfiction, biography and autobiography, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification, the card and computer catalogs, magazines, newspapers, Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, and the vertical file. The reference book section covers lessons on basic reference sources and a Reference Book Roundup and Test. There are ready-to-present reviews of twelve reference books: The Young Reader's Companion; Books in Print; World Almanac of the USA; Lands and Peoples; World Almanac Infopedia; Guinness Book of Records; Great Athletes; Sports Almanac; Anniversaries and Holidays; Famous First Facts; Information Please Almanac; and abridged, unabridged, foreign language, and rhyming dictionaries.

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Lisca
Teachers and librarians seeking a well-developed sourcebook for teaching traditional library skills will find in Library Lessons for Grades 7-9 well-prepared lessons that include reproducible handouts.
LISCA
This collection of lesson plans covers everything a librarian could hope a library patron entering high school would know about reference sources in print. <%AUTHOR%> handouts.,VOYA Teachers and librarians seeking a well-developed sourcebook for teaching traditional library skills will find in "Library Lessons for Grades 7-9" well-prepared lessons that include reproducible.
VOYA - Lynne Hawkins
This collection of lesson plans covers everything a librarian could hope a library patron entering high school would know about reference sources in print. There are nineteen lessons on library skills, from library orientation to how to use Reader's Guide, with forty-five attractively illustrated reproducibles that include worksheets, useful information, (e.g., books lists) and examples of lesson subjects (e.g., cards from the card catalog). The reference book lessons include forty reproducibles with content similar to the skills section. Each of the thirty-eight reference lessons is so detailed that what the presenter will say, ask, or comment is virtually scripted. Acknowledging that the lessons might not always be taught by a librarian, Druce leaves nothing to chance. Teachers will learn a great deal from each lesson, but to successfully teach the students, the wise teacher/librarian will do the lessons not in the order presented in the book, but will instead do them when reference information is needed for a particular assignment within a subject area's curriculum. This revised edition includes a section on the computer catalog, treating it as though it were just a larger card catalog, one that might be more frustrating than useful when browsing. Since such technology as the various periodical indexes and other reference tools that are increasingly available in electronic versions are completely ignored, it might have been wiser to openly call this a book of lessons for print resources, leaving technology for another volume. The lessons on print material here, combined with the thinking skills promoted in the lessons in Stripling and Pitts's Brainstorms and Blueprints: Teaching Library Research as a Thinking Process (Libraries Unlimited, 1988), could combine to make a strong library program. Students need to know how to use particular reference resources, and they must develop the ability to think through a research problem; using this book alone will not develop the process. Index. Illus.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810831001
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
School Library Media Series, #8
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

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