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ERIC Number: ED399947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 6
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Libraries Alive: Promoting Libraries and Literature--Practical Applications for the Teacher-Librarian.
Boyd, Suzette
Enthusiasm for and a commitment to literature are the essential tools needed to successfully promote the enriching, challenging, and thought-provoking world of books. This paper focuses on the promotion of literature inside the classroom, inside the library, and in the wider community. Programs at Methodist Ladies' College (Australia), a boarding and day school for grades kindergarten to year 13, include (1) student literature clubs; (2) staff book clubs; (3) "Literature for Life," an elective course that teaches year 9 and year 10 students about the world of literature and books and develops them as readers, rather than focusing on a set text and reader response; (4) "Reading for Pleasure" classes, seminars in which the teacher-librarian introduces 10-15 new high-interest titles, giving a brief review of each, and then allowing students to select and borrow the book they want to read; (5) involvement of the teacher-librarian with the English curriculum through specialized literature-related program topics such as book of the year, illustration, publishing, folk tales, and author study; and (6) activities conducted by the Methodist Ladies' College library for the students, school community, parents, and wider community. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia