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  1. 1. Shauna Sanders Collection and Development Assignment FRIT 7134 – Spring 2010 Description of Site and Learners The location of my school, Roan Elementary School is in a highly Hispanic populated area and an extremely low socio-economic community in Dalton, Georgia. There are six elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools in the Dalton City School System. Roan Elementary School is Title I funded and was recognized last year as being a Distinguished School for making AYP for ten years in a row. Roan is actually celebrating its 40th year of existence this year! As of today, our enrollment is 450 students, PK through 5th grade. Our student population is 86% Hispanic, 4% Caucasian, 4% African American, 2% Asian and 4% Mixed. All students qualify for free lunch. There are 43 certified teachers, 2 administrators, and 16 classified staff members. This information was obtained from the school’s data entry clerk. Our Media Center is one of the first rooms one sees upon entering our building. It houses around 17, 500 books, which gives us around 39 books per student, which is one of the highest in the district. There are professional and student magazines, over 900 audiovisual titles, 7 student computers, and a multimedia room in the rear for closed circuit channels and morning broadcasts by students.
  2. 2. There are three grade levels that focus in on the chosen standards related to Electricity and Magnetism, 1st grade, 3rd grade and 5th grade. We have 3 classes in 1st grade with a total of 61 students. There are 4 classes in 3rd grade with a total of 75 students and 2 classes in 5th grade with 50 students. The demographic breakdown is as follows: Grade Females Males ELL Non English Speakers Special Needs Gifted 1st 32 29 34 5 1 2 3rd 43 32 16 3 6 0 5th 22 28 6 0 6 1 Our school uses a framework for Literacy called Literacy Collaborative and our students’ reading levels are based on the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Levels. Our first graders’ reading levels vary from Level Pre-A to Level J. Our third graders’ reading levels range from Level J to Q, with the exceptions of our Non English Speakers who are currently on Level A and one of the girls has progressed to a Level C. Our fifth graders are reading from Levels R to V. Therefore, considerations for different materials with this collection and development plan will cover a broad range of reading levels, especially with the non-fiction selections. Our ELL department has changed this year as to how they are serving our ELL children. This year the ELL teachers are focusing on content standards
  3. 3. when working with the ELL students. The ELL teachers have been searching for and using resources from our library that haven’t been checked out as much in the past. Therefore, we have found several areas in regards to our state standards that we are lacking in materials. One of those areas is Electricity and Magnetism in Science. Curriculum Review For this collection and development project, I have chosen to focus on Electricity and Magnets, which is covered in three different grade levels, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades. The following standards are addressed within this topic: S1P2. Students will demonstrate effects of magnets on other magnets and other objects. a. Demonstrate how magnets attract and repel. b. Identify common objects that are attracted to a magnet. c. Identify objects and materials (air, water, wood, paper, your hand, etc.) that do not block magnetic force. S3P2. Students will investigate magnets and how they affect other magnets and common objects. a. Investigate to find common objects that are attracted to magnets. b. Investigate how magnets attract and repel each other. S5P3. Students will investigate the electricity, magnetism, and their relationship. a. Investigate static electricity. b. Determine the necessary components for completing an electric circuit. c. Investigate common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors of electricity. d. Compare a bar magnet to an electromagnet. SS5H3 The student will describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.
  4. 4. b. Describe the impact on American life of Thomas Edison (electricity). Collection Review Subject Avg. Copyright Age # Fiction Books # Everybody Books # Nonfiction Books # Other Resources Electricity 1998 2 1 14 6 Magnets 1995 1 0 11 5 Summary of Collection Needs: Budget Summary There was quite a bit of research involved in this Collection and Development Plan for Electricity and Magnetism. I researched the newest titles in these topic areas from several different resource vendors. I also relied heavily on the state frameworks that provide specific titles and resources that teachers should use when teaching these subjects. Based on the needs of our library and the population of our current students, I feel that I have created an order that would greatly benefit and assist our teachers and especially our students in learning all about Electricity and Magnetism. There are titles covering electricity, magnetism, important people in history related to these topics and hands-on resources for teachers and students. My proposed budget is a total of $. While researching for appropriate purchases, I have also created a webpage with many different online links and resources for students and
  5. 5. teachers. The attached Excel spreadsheet includes the list of titles for purchase.