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School Library and Classroom

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 24, 2011

Connecting Libraries with Classrooms: the curricular roles of the media specialist. 2nd edition, Kay Bishop.

An in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian’s role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with the teachers, and connecting to classrooms.

The introduction relates how some school librarians use this book as staff development taking from the book one chapter and presenting it to classroom teachers in professional development settings.  Definite help for practicing school librarians to integrate library services into the curriculum.  Further reading and Websites for most part lead to practical information, include lesson plans for specific subject areas or groups of students.

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Books, Media & the Internet : children’s literature for today’s classrooms. edited by Shelley Stagg Peterson, David Booth and Carol Jupiter.

Find inspiration and strategies for melding technology and children’s literature from classroom teachers, librarians, university educators and journalists, who have found effective ways to engage young people with text, both in print and on screen.  There are five sections with current information, classroom examples, and anecdotes to help teachers use digital media, and print texts to extend students learning.  The helpful “Teaching Tools” section at the end of the book explains how to use a variety of digital tools in the classroom.

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Bookmapping: lit trips and beyond. Terence W. Cavanaugh and Jerome Burg.

Bookmapping can enhance readers adventures and journeys of the mind in an interdisciplinary strategy that unites the settings of literature and the geography of social studies to help students understand both.

Working with maps / Google Earth, the reader can bring text into the real world.  A bookmap creates a cognitive connection between literature and geography- literary geography.

The book is divided into 12 chapters, organized to lead the reader from understanding and using existing mapped resources to creating their own mapped resources using the bookmap concepts for digital flat maps and for Google Earth.

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