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
     
 

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The purpose of The Library-Classroom Partnership is to assist library teachers and classroom teachers to effectively use the library and its resources as an extension of the classroom. As in the earlier edition, the lessons included in this book stress the library media skills needed by individuals for lifelong learning. Long after adults have forgotten a

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The purpose of The Library-Classroom Partnership is to assist library teachers and classroom teachers to effectively use the library and its resources as an extension of the classroom. As in the earlier edition, the lessons included in this book stress the library media skills needed by individuals for lifelong learning. Long after adults have forgotten a particular fact of history or the techniques of balancing an equation, they continue to use library skills to answer their questions and to meet the demands of an ever-changing society. It has been well documented that the skills taught in a library are most effectively learned within the context of classroom work. To this end, the librarian and the teacher must form a working team to take each other's ideas and develop them into effective learning experiences for students. The authors have incorporated the teaching of those library media skills with every discipline taught in the school. Through these lessons, students will realize that research and reference are a vital part of the learning process, complementing and enriching every subject. The eleven disciplines (English, mathematics, social studies, science, art, music, home and careers, technology, physical education, health, and foreign language) normally taught in the junior high and middle schools are addressed in this work. To be included, a lesson must be a learning experience in both the library skills and the subject areas. Each unit has been cooperatively developed using the expertise of the school library media specialist and the subject teacher. All lessons have been implemented successfully in the junior high and middle school environment. This revised and expanded edition of The Library Classroom- Partnership also deals with technology and the changing economic and social conditions affecting public schools. It includes a new section on reading enrichment as well as instruction in accessing information electronically.

Editorial Reviews

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 development.
Teacher Librarian
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.
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.
The School Librarian
Interesting and imaginative, there are some useful ideas...that library staff can use to link up with subject departments and give information skills teaching a practical curriculum base.
Orana
One appreciates the lengthy process the authors went through in outlining the rationale, selecting resources, composing questions, and designing the worksheets and lessons in each one of the subject areas...
Reference and Research Book News
Explains how teachers and librarians can work together to expose students to the library skills they need for lifelong learning...The pages are meant to be copied and used in classrooms.
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..
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..
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810834767
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Rosann Jweid is a retired school library media specialist. She is the Volunteer Consultant to the Northeast Parent and Child Society. Margaret Rizzo is a school library media specialist at O'Rourke Middle School and an adjunct instructor in English composition and literature at Schenectady County Community College.

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