ERIC Number: ED231356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Middle School Library Media Center. Instructional Units.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of School Libraries.; Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services.
In an effort to provide for a smooth transition from an "open schedule" library media center to scheduled library periods, a series of 13 instructional models were developed for use in Detroit's public schools. The models provide a framework for developing a plan of sequential library instruction which can be adapted to the teaching programs of individual middle schools by their library media specialists. Twelve of the instructional models are presented in the publication; each includes lists of entry and exit skills, a unit plan, a sample daily lesson plan for one of the unit's objectives, and student activity sheets for the daily lesson plan. The 12 models cover: (1) an orientation to middle school libraries and media centers; (2) the card catalog; (3) parts and types of books; (4) the Dewey Decimal Classification system; (5) encyclopedias; (6) reference tools; (7) magazines and newspapers (8) the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature; (9) research and reporting skills; (10) audiovisual materials and equipment; (11) career planning skills; and (12) interpretation skills. It is recommended that library media skills instruction be integrated into classroom units. An appendix contains a pretest, a posttest, and additional lessons, activities, and games for the various skill areas; a list of 16 supplementary references; and a key for the tests. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: Assignments, Card Catalogs, Career Planning, Dewey Decimal Classification, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Resources Centers, Lesson Plans, Library Instruction, Library Materials, Library Skills, Pretests Posttests, Reference Materials, Research Skills, Search Strategies, Student Research, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of School Libraries.; Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services.
Note: For a related document, see IR 050 242.