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Application for Teacher Librarian

  1. 1. Application for Teacher Librarian By Kenneth Mak Koon Wing
  2. 2. Role of Teacher Librarian (TL) <ul><li>NOT just a book keeper </li></ul><ul><li>reading resource and programme co-ordinator </li></ul><ul><li>information and media specialist </li></ul><ul><li>teaching partner </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum facilitator </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why choose me? <ul><li>Like to read extensively </li></ul><ul><li>personalities matched with “Learning to learn” and “Reading to learn” </li></ul><ul><li>interests span across discipline: English, science, computer, liberal studies, psychology, religion and philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>PgD (English studies) with Credit : LPAT exempted - can be a qualified English teacher </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why choose me? (con’t) <ul><li>Editor - know how to integrate, paraphrase and summarise different texts into a single holistic, coherent & cohesive piece of work </li></ul><ul><li>Language arts: how to appreciate literary work by using different poetic devices </li></ul><ul><li>English TA: know how to design and grade English book reports (e.g. psychological theme) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why choose me? (con’t) <ul><li>PgC (Translation) - know how to teach students to translate Chinese texts into English ones </li></ul><ul><li>Translation Exercise (8 lessons)- know how to give Band 3 students a taste of translation </li></ul><ul><li>IS question bank writer - Self- written questions of 15 chapters in English (Not yet released elsewhere) </li></ul><ul><li>Dip (TL) with distinction - expertise in designing curriculum-related work </li></ul>
  6. 6. Planned TL’s duties <ul><li>Book talks with self-assessment and peer assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students how to finish book reports of different formats (not just writing the plot) </li></ul><ul><li>Project based learning - “How to study English?”- Cross-curricular learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students ways to appreciate a story & science texts </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ways to appreciate a story <ul><li>Characters & their personalities, hobbies and interests </li></ul><ul><li>Climax; twist/ turns ; happy ending? </li></ul><ul><li>Problem /conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Solution/ conflict resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguish between facts and opinions; characters’ feeling, behaviour & thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Moral lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Story rewriting; alternative story-line development </li></ul>
  8. 8. E.g. Cinderella <ul><li>Does the stepmother treat Cinderella well? Say, by raising Cinderella. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see any positive traits in the witch? How about her determination to kill Cinderella? </li></ul><ul><li>Are villains all malicious, and heroes all right and worth the praise without any erring? </li></ul><ul><li>Develop critical thinking skills </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to appreciate science texts? <ul><li>Scientific terms/concepts/ theories </li></ul><ul><li>How is it related to daily life? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it related to readers? </li></ul><ul><li>Why can we apply the concepts/ theories? </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific methods? </li></ul><ul><li>Background of scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Any positive traits & difficulties facing scientists? </li></ul><ul><li>Any recent daily news related to the science texts? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Appreciate English texts <ul><li>Cohesive devices e.g.reference, substitution, conjuction, lexical cohesion etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sentences pattern: Subject, verbs, object & circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic axis/field - vocabulary of related theme (e.g medical field: swine flu, vaccine, spread, containment, disease, cure, virus etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Skimming/ scanning; topic sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Concept map / mind map construction </li></ul><ul><li>Chronograph for historical events </li></ul>

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