Resources for the High School English Curriculum Cory Laverty Education Librarian
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NCTE 21 st - Century Standards for Literacy National Council of Teachers of English. ( 2008 ). Towards a definition of 21 st- century literacies . http://www.ncte.org/about/gov/129117.htm
Develop proficiency with technology.
Build relationships to pose and solve problems
collaboratively and cross-culturally.
Design and share information for global communities .
Manage, analyze and synthesize information.
Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts.
Attend to ethical responsibilities.
David Warlick: 3Rs Become 4Es Warlick, D.F. ( 2004 ). Redefining literacy for the 21 st century . Worthington, OH: Linworth. Reading Writing Arithmetic Exposing knowledge Decode info. esp. multimedia Construct digital libraries E xpressing ideas Competing content Be compelling Use multimedia Employing information Use numbers to solve problems Use software to manipulate info.
E thics : Information is power and property:
assess, respect, and maintain it
Find Literature Search Tip : Limit to Education Library. Use Keyword Boolean. native and antholog? “ short stories” and (canad? or world) “ historical fiction” and canad? Austen and letters
What is Boolean Logic? Rather, who was Boole. George Boole (1815-1864) was an English mathematician who defined the system of logical operations in 1854 that we now use in computer Programming (and, or , not): A B or and not A B
Find Literature for Students Search Tip : Limit to Education Library. Use Keyword Boolean. poet? and nature and juvenile “ graphic novel” or “comic books” teen reading bibliography
Shakespeare Goes Graphic Search Tip: In QCAT, limit to the Education Library and do a keyword Boolean search: (“graphic novel?” or comic?) and shakespeare
1986 – Maus: A Survivor’s Tale I: My Father Bleeds History
1991 – Maus: A Survivor’s Tale II: And Here My Troubles Began
1992 – Pulitzer Prize
Maus by Art Spiegelman
Find Reading Lists & Guides Search Tip : For online lists by topic and grade search NoveList via homepage >> Find Articles >> Databases
Poetry for Teens Search Tip: In QCAT, limit to the Education Library and do a keyword Boolean search: poetry and (teen? or youth)
A Poem a Day for High Schools http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/ P O E T R Y 1 8 0
Do you Know these Children’s Books? Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Find Activities Search Tip : Limit to Education Library. Use Keyword Boolean. narrative and activit? (guide or teach?) and mockingbird
How to Search for Articles Use multiple concepts. Truncate words. Include type of materials. Include level. Restrict words to subject area. Library Homepage >> Find Articles >> By Subject >> Education
Find Textbooks: Ministry-approved texts and teacher’s guides: Floor 2. Google “trillium list”. Search Tip: Use More Search Limits: Education LibraryTextbooks English literature creative writing
Find Professional Development Materials Search Tip : Limit to Education Library. Use Keyword Boolean. video? and “classroom management” “ inclusive classroom” “ differentiated instruction”
Find Websites Laverty, C., Reed, B, & Lee, E. (2008). The “I’m feeling lucky syndrome: Teacher-candidates’ knowledge of web searching. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research Strategies, 3/1, 1-19 . Q1: Find activities that you could use at the start of the school year with your class. Q2: Find information that could help you address bullying in your classroom. Q3: Find information on how to develop good research questions for student projects.
Google Generation? Williams, P & Rowlands, I. (2008). Information behaviour of the researcher of the future . Commissioned by the British Library and JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) from the Report Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research. … although young people demonstrate an apparent ease and familiarity with computers, they rely heavily on search engines, view rather than read, and do not possess the critical and analytical skills to assess the information that they find on the web.
Websites to Note CBC Archives : http://archives.cbc.ca “ For Teachers”: Canadian content, lesson plans, interviews. Thinkfinity : http://www.thinkfinity.org/ Lessons by grade and subject including those from the National Council of Teachers of English . Media Awareness Network : http://www.media-awareness.ca/ Spark Notes: http://www.sparknotes.com/ Take a look. Check No Fear Shakespeare
New Media Literacies What are these? http://newmedialiteracies.org/
Multimedia YouTube: Web Search Strategies in Plain English ; Wikis in Plain English TeacherTube Search Tip in QCAT: video? and shakespeare Hobart Shakespeareans
Books on Inquiry Go to QCAT to download these materials on inquiry: Think Literacy by subject (OSLA); Research Success (TDSB): grades 9-12; Imagine the Learning (TDSB): grades K-8
Reference Books Using picture storybooks to teach literary devices: Ref Z1037 H23 Read across Canada: Ref Z1037 A1 R42 Young adult poetry: Ref Z1037 A1 S38 Best books for high school readers: Ref Z1037 G4816
Find Journal Articles Search Journal indexes: >> Find Articles >> By Subject >> Education ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) or Education Research Complete For lesson ideas, differentiated instruction, classroom management.
How to Search an Index Use multiple concepts. Restrict words to subject area. Include type of materials. Include level.
PRINT: Change, Education, English Journal, English in Education, English Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, The Use of English, Teaching English, Classroom Notes , English Voices from the Middle
ONLINE: Changing English(ERC), Classroom Notes (NCTE), Education (NCTE), English Journal (NCTE),English Quarterly (CBCA), Research in the Teaching of English (NCTE), Voices from the Middle (NCTE)
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A study in Ontario schools by Queen’s researchers found that s chool libraries have the potential to increase literacy and improve student achievement: The key factors that contribute to program success are the:
Exemplary teaching skills of the teacher-librarian
Library's positioning as the learning hub of the school
Principal and system support at the board and Ministry level