Collaborating to Meet Literacy Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-2, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1586833219
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833213
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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These standards-based, easy-to-follow collaborative lessons will not only build a strong bridge between the school library and the classroom, but will help educators help students improve their skills and scores. Written for elementary school library media specialists and their K-2 teaching partners, this book coaches readers on methods to meet student literacy standards. In this "balanced literacy" age, collaboration is a perfect means to address national, state, and local literacy standards.

Print publication date: 01/01/2007

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
Matrix of Learning Activites by Content Standards.
About the Author.
Speaking Engagements.
Literacy and School Library Media Programs: Definition of Literacy.
Literacy: A School-Wide Focus.
Literacy in an Age of Standards.
Balanced Literacy.
The Four-Blocks Literacy Model.
The Historic Role of Librarians in Literacy.
The Changing Role of the Library Media Specialist in Literacy.
Builder of Quality Collections for the LMC and the Classroom.
Chief Cheerleader and Promoter of the Love of Reading.
Creator and Leader of a Joyful Reading Environment and Literacy Center.
Collaborative Partner and Knowledgeable Teacher.
Affective/Cognitive Domain.
Designer of Collaborative Literacy Engagements.
Literacy and Collaboration: Setting the Stage.
The Taxonomies.
The Library Media Specialist's Taxonomy.
National Library Power Program.
Collaboration and Information Power.
Collaboration: The New Frontier.
Collaboration: Examining the Definitions.
Collaboration: Assessing the Benefits.
Benefits to Administrators.
Benefits to Library Media Specialists.
Benefits to Teachers.
Benefits to Students.
Collaboration and Student Achievement Studies.
Overcoming Roadblocks to Literacy Collaborations: Examining Factors for Success.
Overcoming the New Roadblocks to Success.
No Child Left Behind.
Mandates of Classroom Instructional Time.
Overcoming Traditional Roadblocks to Success.
The Role of the Administrator.
Time and Scheduling.
School Culture.
Working with Restrictions.
Using the Template.
Elements of the Template.
Information Power: The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning.
Figure 4.X: Blank Template.
Collaborative Units.
Life Under the Big Top.
The Little Red Hen Meets the Kindergarten.
Mother Goose Around the Curriculum.
Wild About Books and Wild Animals!.
Bats Are Mammals and Birds Are Birds.
Black Americans Who Changed Lives.
Crash, Bang, Boom! The Poetry of Weather.
Folklore with Bookmaking.
Oh the Stories … Folktales as Large as Life!.
Singing Our Stories.
All About Books.
Monarch Butterfly Magic.
Snowstorm Hits!.
So, You Want to Be Famous!.
The Little Red Hen Bakes Bread … and Pretzels and Pizza and Strawberry Shortcake!.