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Library & Research Skills 12

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Essential Questions

What are the elements of ethical research? What are the range of materials available on a topic? What are the differences between academic databases and search engines? What are the conventions of literary research?

Content

Students learn the basics of research on a defined topic. The librarian works closely with the content of the course providing the research need.

Ex:

Senior English Electives
Skills and Processes

Student learns how to:

define a research question
identify and locate a range of secondary sources to obtain answers to research questions
develop an effective search strategy
choose appropriate academic databases, books, and websites
locate and examine literary criticism on a defined topic
broaden or narrow search results
evaluate search results
credential sources
cite sources

Assessment

Resources

Library collections, including books placed on reserve
Research databases
Librarian’s handouts

Multicultural Dimension

Students encounter a broad range of material addressing gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation in their research questions. Senior English electives provide opportunities to explore these topics in some detail. The Librarian helps students learn how to evaluate print and electronic sources for bias, language, author's credentials and agenda.

Library & Research Skills 11

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Full year

Essential Questions

What are the elements of ethical research?  What are the range of materials available on a topic?  What are the differences between academic databases and search engines?  What are the conventions of literary research?

Content

Students learn the basics of research on a defined topic.  The librarian works closely with the content of the course providing the research need.

Ex:

  • Junior English students encounter literary research using secondary sources in the Huckleberry Finn NARP project.
  • Science Research class

Skills and Processes


Student learns how to:

  • define a research question
  • work with a set of selected secondary sources to obtain
  • develop an effective search strategy
  • choose appropriate academic databases, books, and websites
  • locate and examine literary criticism on a defined topic
  • broaden or narrow search results
  • evaluate search results
  • credential sources
  • cite sources

Assessment

Resources

  • Library collections, including books placed on reserve
  • Research databases
  • Librarian’s handouts

Multicultural Dimension

Students encounter a broad range of material addressing gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation in their research questions.   The Huckleberry Finn assignment in particular places students in the middle of the political, cultural and literary controversies surrounding the text.  The Librarian teaches students to closely evaluate bias, language, author's credentials and agenda of materials. 

 

Library 1

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We offer a warm and welcoming environment for serving the developmental needs of first graders and their families. We foster love of language and development of reading skill. We are partners with the family and encourage pleasure reading and use of library resources at home. We provide advice and counsel to parents as each child moves along a unique developmental path to independent reading.We assist students in exploring the library and discovering books on all topics. We emphasize use of the “Orange Dot” section for finding books for independent reading practice. 

During storytime, we highlight the joy of sharing books and examine the powers of imagination, the importance of laughter, and the impact of the choices made by illustrators and authors. Elements of fiction, text features in all genres, and strategies for searching and previewing non-fiction are all discussed with first graders. Essential too are the inclusion of multicultural perspectives as well as encouragement of geographical curiosity and understanding. Students make connections to themselves, other books, and the world.  


Library 3

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We offer a warm and welcoming environment to serve the developmental needs of third graders and their families. We foster love of language and development of reading skill. We are partners with the family and encourage use of library resources for pleasure reading at home. We provide advice and counsel to parents as each child moves along a unique developmental path to independent reading.

As students gain skill as independent readers, we provide reader’s advisory and support for “just right” reading. During storytime, the librarians highlight the joy of sharing books together. With guidance, students examine the powers of imagination, the importance of laughter, and the impact on the reader of the choices made by illustrators and authors. We develop students’ awareness of the elements of fiction, text features in all generes, and teach strategies for searching and previewing non-fiction. We present multicultural perspectives and encourage geographical curiousity. Students make connections to themselves, other books, and the world.