Partners in Learning: Students, Teachers, and the School Library

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This practical and concrete guide shows you how to establish a collaborative approach in program planning, resource-based learning, teaching information process, and evaluation. It will give you an understanding of the integrated school library program as well as an appreciation of its benefits. After describing changes in the role of the teacher-librarian (or school library media specialist), the authors provide a rationale for creating an active partnership among teachers, librarians, and students. Innovative ...

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Overview

This practical and concrete guide shows you how to establish a collaborative approach in program planning, resource-based learning, teaching information process, and evaluation. It will give you an understanding of the integrated school library program as well as an appreciation of its benefits. After describing changes in the role of the teacher-librarian (or school library media specialist), the authors provide a rationale for creating an active partnership among teachers, librarians, and students. Innovative resource-based units of study for all elementary grades demonstrate how the partnership works in relation to author studies, literary themes, social studies, and science. All projects have been successfully classroom tested. This practical approach will appeal equally to teacher-librarians and classroom teachers. The book can also be used in introductory courses on school library programs and in courses on resource-based learning.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
This book is relevant to librarians in training, working librarians, classroom teachers, and administrators. Doiron and Davies emphasize that all media specialists need to be considered as teacher-librarians. Supported by the school leadership, these professionals must work in partnership with classroom teachers to create a successful program. The authors spell out the need for a more integrated approach to teaching skills necessary for finding, accessing, evaluating, using, and sharing information. Strategies for building the partnership and involving students more fully in their learning are included along with planning guides, sample research projects, and evaluation tools. The advice given is practical and the projects are easy to replicate. There are tips for booktalks and successful silent reading programs. While this title focuses on elementary schools, many of the ideas could be used in middle and secondary schools as well. A useful resource for anyone involved in the process of educating the whole child.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC
Booknews
Offers a philosophy for library programs that involve a partnership of the teacher-librarian and the classroom teacher, and are supported by school district leadership. Describes the principles of resource- based learning and outlines a resource-based unit of study on owls that was completed by fourth graders. Offers examples of other units that promote literacy, activate the information process, or focus on resources. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563085529
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Partners in the School Library Program 1
Ch. 2 Activating the Partnership 15
Resource-Based Learning 16
OWLS: A Resource-Based Unit of Study 19
Collaborative Program Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation 22
The Information Process 35
The Information Process in Action 49
Ch. 3 The Partnership at Work 59
Meeting the Demand for Resources 61
Advocating and Developing Literacy 68
Resource-Based Units of Study 85
Ch. 4 Some Final Thoughts on the Partnership 129
App. A: Evaluation and Assessment Forms 131
App. B: Guides and Organizers 145
App. C Projects, Presentations, and Student Products 155
App. D Amazing Animals Booklet 159
App. E Canada Theme Booklet for Hello Canada Series 165
References 171
Index 175
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