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Teaching & testing information literacy skills

Author: Jane Bandy Smith; Lisa Churchill; Lucy Mason
Publisher: Worthington, Ohio : Linworth Books, ©2005.
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This book offers the media specialist instructional objectives by category and grade level and lesson designs for collaborating and implementing the skills needed for students to manipulate information.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Jane Bandy.
Teaching & testing information literacy skills.
Worthington, Ohio : Linworth Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)609334383
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Bandy Smith; Lisa Churchill; Lucy Mason
ISBN: 1586830783 9781586830786
OCLC Number: 57069360
Description: xx, 138 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The book's purpose --
Style of writing --
The book's contents --
About the author --
ch. 1. The growing importance of information literacy --
The public demands better schools --
Library media standards and information literacy --
The effect of content standards on information literacy --
The information explosion impacts information literacy --
The professional challenge of information literacy --
Sources cited --
ch. 2. Library skills to information literacy --
Definitions of information literacy --
Standards for student learning, a recap --
Models related to information literacy --
Thinking skills model --
Research skills model --
Study skills model --
Technology skills --
Curriculum development --
The Alabama approach --
The Mobile [AL] contribution --
Historic literacy --
Geographic literacy --
Economic literacy --
Political literacy --
In summary --
Sources cited. ch. 3. Information literacy curriculum : a traditional approach --
From generalities to specifics --
Analyze goals to determine the elements of instruction --
Designate a structure for the curriculum plan --
Relate instructional elements to school emphases --
Translate instructional elements into stated objectives --
Instructional objectives by category --
Types of information --
Information sources --
Graphical information --
Information products --
Information issues --
Information elements --
Information symbols --
Organization of information --
Instructional objectives by grade --
Kindergarten --
Grades 1-4 --
Grades 5-9 --
Grades 10-12 --
Sources cited --
ch. 4. Habits of mind --
Habits of mind and science standards --
Values and attitudes --
Communication skills --
Critical response skills --
Comparing science research and information research --
Teaching habits of mind --
Developing good habits --
Sources cited --
ch. 5. Curriculum implementation --
Looking back at skills instruction --
Understanding the instructional program --
Review the courses of study --
Review the textbooks --
Example #1 --
Example #2 --
Review lesson plans --
Review Media Center resources --
Finding implementation opportunities --
Selling the information literacy program --
Collaborating is the best implementation method --
Notes on collaboration --
Checklist for collaboration --
Sources cited. ch. 6. Effective teaching --
Library media specialists as teachers --
Two teaching philosophies --
Behaviorism --
Constructivism --
Teaching methods --
Characteristics of good teachers --
Keys to effective teaching --
Expect all students to achieve --
Be enthusiastic --
Make the purpose of the lesson clear --
Model desired behavior --
Vary the pace of instruction --
Vary the techniques, strategies, and resources used --
Ask good questions and give appropriate wait time --
Reflect on student performance --
Checklist for effective teaching --
Sources cited --
ch. 7. Effective testing --
Definition of terms --
Three types of tests --
Standardized tests --
Summative tests --
Formative tests --
Test development --
Testing is changing --
Information literacy tests --
Kindergarten-Grade 6 --
Grades 9 and 12 --
Checklist for effective testing --
Sources cited --
ch. 8. Teaching and testing information literacy --
Getting ready to teach and test --
Identifying objectives --
Specifying prerequisites --
Generating learning activities --
Meeting individual needs --
Selecting resources --
Planning practice opportunities --
Choosing a test --
Scheduling space, time, and personnel --
Keeping records --
Finding time for planning --
Checklist for instructional planning --
Sample unit plan --
Sample lesson plan --
Primary lesson plan --
Intermediate lesson plan --
Middle school lesson plan --
Secondary school lesson plan --
Sources cited. ch. 9. Two middle school experiences --
Experience #1 Gresham Middle School --
Description of school and students --
Description of cooperating teacher --
Library media services --
Project diary --
Testing measures --
Pretest for information skills on chemistry --
Posttest for information skills on chemistry --
Experience #2 Berry Middle School --
Description of school and students --
Description of cooperating teacher --
Library media services --
Project diary --
Project evaluation --
Looking back --
Lisa Churchill --
Lucy Mason.
Other Titles: Teaching and testing information literacy skills
Responsibility: Jane Bandy Smith ; Lisa Churchill and Lucy Mason, contributors.
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This book offers the media specialist instructional objectives by category and grade level and lesson designs for collaborating and implementing the skills needed for students to manipulate information.

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