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All of these should provide ideas which relate to Goal 2 which is to share and locate information and resources. I started following the Book Fairy Goddess after finding myself tagging many of her posts on Pinterest.

The Fact Monster looks like a great resource for ideas on teaching about atlases, almanacs, online encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Information Literacy is full of go to places for teaching and learning about information literacy. ReadWriteThink is endorsed by the International Reading Association and NCTE with lesson plans and helpful tools to increase higher level thinking in students. TRAILS is also full of lesson plans, ideas, and evaluation tools. SOS is endorsed by so many recognized library affiliated organizations and allows a search for lesson topics and grade levels. The Curriculum Corner is another source found on Pinterest that I kept tagging, so I gave it a separate easy to access spot on my PLN.

Folk tale Bingo. Elementarylibraryroutines - attentionsignals. Information Skills Lesson Plans. Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: General Collections of Lesson Plans | The Dewey Decimal System | Reference Books and Web Sites | Worksheets | Research Methods and Reports | Miscellaneous and Holiday Lessons General Collections of Lesson Plans Learn North Carolina - Searchable lesson plan database which includes information skills units.

Information Skills Lesson Plans

Resources for School Librarians. Story Arts Online! Librarians to Watch. Book Club Games and Icebreakers. Try these fun book club games to liven up your normal routine or break the ice for newcomers!

Book Club Games and Icebreakers

1. Extreme MakeoverUpdate a character or two from a book set in thepast. Place the characters in today's culture—and invent a new life. Example: Lydia Bennett (Pride & Prejudice) considers Cosmo great literature and Sex & the City serious drama. She hits the clubs, wears designer knock-offs and has Big Hair. Example: Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby) takes twice-weekly elocution lessons (The Rain in Spain....). 2. 3.

Divide up into teams, or go solo. 4. Obvious examples: stuffed tiger for Life of Pi; potato peels for Guernsey Literary Society, etc...; camera for Memory Keeper's Daughter; sling shot for Kite Runner; a book by Russian author Nikolai Gogol for The Namesake (even old overcoat!) 5. Variation: Using the current book only, have everyone write his/her casting choice. 6. Crumple the sheets into “snowballs” and, at a signal, throw them across the room to the other team. Sonshine HarborChristian Book Fairs - Home. 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks. WatchKnowLearn Educational Videos. Mr And Mrs Vinegar - An English Fairy Tale. Mr. and Mrs.

Mr And Mrs Vinegar - An English Fairy Tale

Vinegar, a worthy couple, lived in a glass pickle-jar. The house, though small, was snug, and so light that each speck of dust on the furniture showed like a mole-hill; so while Mr. Vinegar tilled his garden with a pickle-fork and grew vegetables for pickling, Mrs. Vinegar, who was a sharp, bustling, tidy woman, swept, brushed, and dusted, brushed and dusted and swept to keep the house clean as a new pin. Now one day she lost her temper with a cobweb and swept so hard after it that bang! She picked her way over these as best she might, and rushed into the garden. "Oh, Vinegar, Vinegar! " Writing Center - TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills. Home - Big6.

The Book Bug: Share and Share Alike. In the past couple of days I have gotten a few, very sweet emails from other teachers and Media Specialists about the ideas and programs I have shared here on The Book Bug.

The Book Bug: Share and Share Alike

Although I do come up with a great deal of my own programs and ideas for the Media Center, I must admit that a few of the programs I am using in the Media Center are not 100% my original ideas. I have borrowed from some wonderful, more experienced Media Specialists and tweaked their ideas into my version of their original. I would like to take the time and acknowledge the creators of two of those ideas and explain my adaptation of them. An idea which I have borrowed (or maybe maintained is the correct word for it) for the Media Center is Honor Books. Science Fair Project Guide. Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them. This may not sound like the most exciting topic for a post, but I can assure you that it is a critical one.

Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them

If your students complete ANY research online at all, then you will be interested in how I collaborated with our librarian to teach my students to identify reliable resources and to properly credit them. After helping my 1st grade son create a poster for school last year that required online research, I know this information is applicable to grades 1–12. I have also included sources that help students create grade-appropriate citations.

This post includes four lesson plans, photos of anchor charts, and reliable Internet sources geared for students. What Colleges Are Saying: It's NOT Too Early . . . Consider these statistics from a recent article, "'Generation Plagiarism'? " ~ In a recent study, 40% of college students admitted to plagiarizing in written assignments. ~ Of those high school students, one third said they didn't consider it cheating. Interested? Time: 40–45 minutes Group A. Diigo - Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more. The Book Fairy-Goddess.

Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help. Information Literacy for K-16 Settings. Information Literacy for K-16 Settings Purpose of this Site: Today's educators and K-12 students need to be information literate: to be able to locate, evaluate, use and share information. notes several specific reasons for students to be information literate: * So they can successfully navigate through proliferating information resources * To improve their quality of education * To learn additional tools to reinforce course content * To enhance lifelong learning.

Information Literacy for K-16 Settings

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has established information literacy standards for K-12 students, which are aligned with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy competency standards for higher education. The "Big6™" is copyright (c) (1987) Michael B. Additionally, the KOCE broadcasting station, in partnership with Dr. These standards apply to students in higher education. The site details the standards, their indicators, and their role within lifelong learning. Return to Top. Homepage - ReadWriteThink. TRAILS-InformationLiteracy - Lesson Plans. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. The Curriculum Corner 123 — Weaving the Common Core into your Daily Curriculum.