How to Approach a HistoryMonograph: Lesson PlanJeff DickensCandidate for the position of Reference and InstructionLibraria...
Objective Students will be able to demonstrate  understanding / to evaluate another  student’s articulation of a book’s  ...
Pre-assignment (1 of 2)Peruse the book by following these simple steps:   Find the thesis – usually in the Introduction....
Pre-assignment (2 of 2)Homework Thesis statement One criticism Author information Context
Class Activity Introduction (5 mins) Pair-up (10 mins) Group discussion (10 mins) Wrap-up (20 mins)
AssessmentRubric, by example (Total: 35 points) Thesis statement (5 points) One criticism (5 points) Author information...
ACRL Information LiteracyCompetency Standards   S1: determines the nature and extent of the    information needed.   S3:...
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  1. 1. How to Approach a HistoryMonograph: Lesson PlanJeff DickensCandidate for the position of Reference and InstructionLibrarian,Katharine Brush Library,Loomis Chaffee School
  2. 2. Objective Students will be able to demonstrate understanding / to evaluate another student’s articulation of a book’s thesis, context, and merit as an argument. Secondary objective: Students will understand the concept of reflective listening (paraphrasing) in scholarly dialogue.
  3. 3. Pre-assignment (1 of 2)Peruse the book by following these simple steps: Find the thesis – usually in the Introduction. “Skimming” – Reading enough of the book to be able to understand how it treats the topic.
  4. 4. Pre-assignment (2 of 2)Homework Thesis statement One criticism Author information Context
  5. 5. Class Activity Introduction (5 mins) Pair-up (10 mins) Group discussion (10 mins) Wrap-up (20 mins)
  6. 6. AssessmentRubric, by example (Total: 35 points) Thesis statement (5 points) One criticism (5 points) Author information (5 points) Context (10 points) Reaction (10 points)
  7. 7. ACRL Information LiteracyCompetency Standards S1: determines the nature and extent of the information needed. S3: evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system. S4: individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

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