The Library-Classroom Partnership: Teaching Library Media Skills in Middle and Junior High Schools

The Library-Classroom Partnership: Teaching Library Media Skills in Middle and Junior High Schools

by Rosann Jweid, Margaret Rizzo
     
 

In order to help library teachers and classroom teachers use the library as an extension of the classroom, authors Rosann Jweid and Margaret Rizzo have revised and expanded The LibraryClassroom Partnership. As in the earlier edition, the lessons stress the library media skills needed by individuals for lifelong learning. The authors have identified the library media… See more details below

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In order to help library teachers and classroom teachers use the library as an extension of the classroom, authors Rosann Jweid and Margaret Rizzo have revised and expanded The LibraryClassroom Partnership. As in the earlier edition, the lessons stress the library media skills needed by individuals for lifelong learning. The authors have identified the library media skills needed to successfully implement a library curriculum and incorporated the teaching of those skills with every discipline taught in the school.

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Book Report
...a timesaver for the busy library media specialist. Another positive quality of this book is its inclusion of Internet resources in each unit...an excellent tool for collection and development..
LISCA
All lessons included in this book have been implemented successfully in a middle or junior high school. The lessons presented are very useful and a valuable teaching tool..
Teacher Librarian Magazine
This new edition will be welcomed by teacher-librarians...it contains a wealth of practical support for program implementation...a valuable resource for those working at the upper elementary and senior high school levels. It is also recommended for district collections and for courses dealing with the development and implementation of resource-based learning..
VOYA - Cheryl Karp Ward
In this revised and expanded second edition, Jweid and Rizzo address social, economic, and technological changes that have greatly impacted the delivery of information. Recognizing that active collaboration between library media specialists and classroom teachers is crucial in promoting information literacy in the educational process, the authors used the expertise of media specialists and subject area teachers in two suburban schools. With New York State Education Department's information skills syllabus as criteria, instructional units were created for eleven curriculum areas commonly taught in middle and junior high schools. Each discipline presents several units designed to integrate library skills across the curriculum. For example, lessons available for social studies include civil rights, explorers, immigration, colonial life, and presidents. Objectives are clearly stated, and activities define the roles of the teacher and media specialist. Lists of resources and materials in a variety of formats-print, electronic, and Internet-provide a solid reference base. Black line activity pages come complete with answer keys. Suggested methods of pupil assessment range from standard worksheets and research papers, to more multimedia projects such as models and video productions. All units can be expanded and modified. In addition, five library orientation units offer instruction on the use of basic research tools: on-line catalog, Internet, periodical indexes in book and electronic form, pamphlet file, and microfiche. Familiarizing students with reference materials, and exercises on note taking and creating correct bibliographies, further enrich this source. The focus of all strong media programs must be preparing students to become informed decision makers, fostering a desire for lifelong learning, and initiating mastery in the use of informational technologies. This professional reference is invaluable in establishing the teamwork essential to a learning-centered facility. Source Notes. Appendix.
Booknews
Explains how teachers and librarians can work together to expose students to the library skills they need for lifelong learning. For 11 subject areas, presents lesson units that teach location and use, inquiry and investigation, and reading enrichment. The pages are meant to be copied and used in classroom. No date is noted for the first edition; the second catches up with technology and accounts for the greater proportion of students now considered at risk. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810821910
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Pages:
247

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