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Information Literacy

Information Literacy

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Exploring the Mystery Genre Unit Plan Culminating Activity: Meet the Detectives Event To conclude the mystery unit, invite parents to come to school for a special "Meet the Detectives" event. Students dress up as their favorite detective (or as a generic detective) and read the mystery they have written to their parents or other parents who visit. Arrange desks in a circle, and have students sit behind their desks and autograph detective pictures for the visitors. (Take pictures of each student with a detective hat, trench coach, and magnifying glass.

November 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first post dealt with financial literacy, the second with visual literacy, and this one will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse media literacy into the curriculum. The literacies I feel need to be explored, practiced and mastered by students can be found in the graphic below. There are many areas of media literacy. Poetry Writing Lessons for Kids - Kenn Nesbitt's There are many different ways to write poems as well as lots of techniques you can learn to help you improve your writing skill. Here are many of the poetry writing lessons for children that I have created to help you become a better poet, including how to write funny poetry, poetic rhythm, poetic forms and other styles of verse, as well as lesson plans for teachers and video lessons. How to Write Funny Poetry

Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Students Ready to get students excited about writing? Story Starters is a fun, interactive tool for computers and iPads that generates writing prompts that include direction on character, plot, and setting. Your students will love watching the Story Starters' wheels spin. Information & Media Literacy Information & Media LiteracyWhat is Media? Media is ever changing and evolving. The school’s media center used to be called a library. It was full of books and nothing much more than print media. Librarians have evolved into media specialists who have broadened their concentration to multimedia opportunities to engage students in their 21st century learning.

Books used for my Library Lessons Weeks 1-9! - Elementary Library Mama Books used for my Library Lessons Weeks 1-9! Elementary Library Mama 3:24 PM No Comments I am so grateful for the positive feedback for my first set of Library Lesson Plans! When I created these lessons, I wanted to use books that were tried and true for me as an elementary librarian as well titles that would be found in most libraries.

Harriet Tubman: A Lesson on Character and Bravery Students should have basic knowledge of what slavery is and how the North and the South had extremely different views about slavery. Day 1: Introduction to Harriet Tubman Step 1: Open a class discussion by talking about the purpose of a railroad and a conductor. 50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students 50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners.

Books Used for My Library Lessons Weeks 10-18! - Elementary Library Mama Books Used for My Library Lessons Weeks 10-18! Elementary Library Mama 8:36 PM 1 comment I have now completed and released my second set of Library Lesson Plans! I'm excited to finally be able to share them with you! Here are the specific books that I use in my lesson plans for the Weeks 10-18.

The Journey to Civil Rights Day 1 Step 1: Assess prior knowledge and ask students what we celebrate during the month of February (Black History Month). Encourage students to think of various activities which are held throughout the school, city, and country. Why do we celebrate Black History Month? Explain to students that over the next few days, they will study an important era in black history that will help them better understand and appreciate historical events that helped shape our country's future.