ERIC Number: ED220108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Expanding Literary Horizons for Children. A Training Manual for Elementary School Library Aides. Sections I-III and Library Coordinator's Edition.
Gadsden School District, Anthony, NM.
Designed for use by school library coordinators to train library aides in the provision of library services to children, this manual concentrates on library use, children's literature, the teaching of reference skills, and meeting the special needs of special types of elementary school students (the academically gifted, the physically disabled, and the mentally handicapped) in the school media center. The manual is separated into three sections: (1) Library and Reference Knowledge, (2) Learning about Children and Books, and (3) Meeting the Special Needs of Children. The manual contains a suggested list of materials and audiovisual components which are to be assembled into a resource kit by the school library coordinator and used in conjunction with the study guide. Also accompanying the manual are a complete bibliography of resources required for the training program, tests (pre- and post-tests, and unit tests), assignment sheets, and answer keys. Specific topics covered during the training program include the use of the library catalog; Dewey Decimal classification; using encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, and indexes; the reading needs of children; the history and nature of children's literature; and library services for special students. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Audiovisual Aids, Children, Childrens Literature, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Learning Resources Centers, Library Instruction, Library Services, Library Technicians, Literature Appreciation, On the Job Training, Pretests Posttests, School Libraries, Story Telling
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gadsden School District, Anthony, NM.
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