EDUC 4500 Class Plan
Studentswill learntoidentifyawide range of keywordstodescribetheirresearchfocus
Studentswill receive aquick refresherindatabase searchtipsandfull textaccessoptions
Studentswill learntosearchforspecificjournalsbytitle viathe Librarywebsite
Studentswill learntolocate anarticle workingbackwardsfromacitation
Studentswill learntolocate booksandeBooksusingthe catalogQuickSearchtab.
Do sample search,browse forkeywordsandsubjectterms
Locate a specificjournal (Ex:The EnglishTeacher)
Searchwithinthatjournal.Showhowto searchthe entire full textof EnglishTeacherforaparticulartopicor
Locate an article froma citation(use a differentexampleie Educational ResearchReview)
Overviewof QuickSearch.Findabookof interestonthe topicof teachinglanguage arts,demonstrate the place
Quickdiscussionof howtolocate LGBTQ YA and children’sresources(forstudentswiththose topics).
o ALA RainbowList
o YALSA award lists
Quicknote of howto find APA informationonourwebsiteforthose notfamiliar
o AlsorefertoWCC for writinghelpingeneral.
Here is a list of some of their proposed topics:
technologyinthe ELA classroom
howto bestteach complex texttoreluctantreaders
howto engage boysinELA education
howto teach publicspeaking,meetingthe ELA standardsforspeaking
the problemof teacherburnout
oral language anddevelopingthe academicidentitiesof ELLstudents
In addition, we have about four students (it's a larger section than last semester) who are proposing to study
diverse texts in the ELA classroom, e.g. resisting the "literary canon," representation of LGBTQ, using graphic
novels, contemporary texts to motivate reluctant readers. For this reason, I think it may be helpful (if possible)
to show them the ALA and YALSA Web sites and the resources available there for teachers who want to
diversify their classroom libraries. You may know more about those sites and available resources than I do.
Last, it seems only a few know APA style; they are all users of MLA, as you might expect. So anything you can
say in support of learning APA would be greatly appreciated!
Reluctantreadersandcomplex texts.Lexile levels, readinglevels,level of difficulty, encouragement,motivation,
classroomtechniques,independentreading,andincentives.“Complex texts”doesnotworkasa searchtermso must
Handout,worklive fromthe website withstudentandprofessorsuggestions.
We cover a lot of ground in this session but for the most part these students seem familiar with Education Full Text just
not some of the other research techniques like working backwards from a citation. Dr. Lubke has some “favorite” journals
so we usually use those as examples for browsing and searching full text journal platforms. Also gave a quick plug for ILL
and buy not borrow (if they request LGBTQ YA materials to develop lesson plans, there is a chance we may purchase
those titles instead of just borrowing them).