English

Assignment

This lesson, created for English 2010, or Argumentative Writing, teaches students how to use library databases and keywords in order to focus their research topics. Most students come prepared with a general or broad topic in mind, but they need to narrow their focus in order to get more relevant search results. Here they simultaneously learn to search in and use the library databases and to focus their research topics.

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Ideas for embedding library instruction into courses. Includes a section for online learning.

Assignment

During this activity, students work in small groups to explore assigned databases and then share back what they learn in a Google Doc projected at the front of the classroom.

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Explores how reading and the writing process are as important as and critically connected to the research process. Chapter five has the greatest emphasis on information literacy.

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Amazon Inspire is a service that provides educators a place to discover, manage, rate, review, and share educational resources. Search by title, subjects, grade levels, resource types, publishers, and standards.

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Gooru is a free, educational search engine for online resources and lesson plans in science, math, social studies and language arts.

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This activity was created to introduce first-year students to library resources they can use for their annotated bibliography assignment. In pairs, students are assigned a task card that requires them to find an information source. After finding a source meeting the criteria of their task card, the student teams input their answers into a Google Form. Formative assessment takes place during class, allowing the librarian to modify instruction on-the-spot based on the responses from the form.

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MLA Play consists of four lessons that guide the student to a better understanding of the essential patterns and formatting standards used in MLA format.

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This interactive learning module takes students through the process of identifying the differences between primary and secondary sources. The structure of the tutorial consists of four parts.

Assignment

In small groups students give a presentation examining how the popular media reports scientific findings.

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