Educator's Guide to Information Literacy
When we talk about what students need to know for college, we usually think about subject content. This book is different because the focus is on the research skills, critical thinking skills, and the ability to think independently which are needed to be successful at the university level.
The book begins by offering an explanation of the standards set forth by the ACRL (American Association of School Librarians) and the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) and how a student can achieve these standards. The author then offers lessons which correlate to 5 of those standards. Standard 1 is for the student to determine the nature and extent of the information needed with any given topic. This is done by taking the student incrementally through the steps of a research paper and actually doing the research. Standard 2 is how to access needed information on the web. Standard 3 is to evaluate information and its resources. Standard 4 teaches students how to use the information to accomplish a specific purpose and may involve note taking (Cornell System), paraphrasing, quoting & summarizing, power-point presentations and more. Standard 5 is for using information ethically and legally and touches on topics such as cybercrime, plagiarism, and internet ethics.
Checklists are included in the book for each standard and can be used by an adult for evaluation purposes, and assessments are also included for each standard. The information and skills gleaned from this book are to be integrated into your curriculum for application purposes.
Students need to be prepared for college in so many ways, and this book focuses on skills that will be useful in every area of study. ~ Donna
These materials are resources for the teacher or student, offering instruction and ideas for teaching children to write but not providing "in-book" assignments/practice.