ERIC Number: ED423908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Developing an Information Literacy Program K-12. A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM Package. How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians, Number 85.
Langhorne, Mary Jo, Ed.
This book, developed by the Iowa City Community School District, recipient of the National Library Media Program of the year Award in 1997, provides a complete K-12 curriculum, with details on when key basic information, research, and production skills should be introduced, expanded, and reviewed. The book is divided into four parts: Part I: "Developing an Information Literacy Program"; Part II: "Model Lessons and Units for Elementary Classes"; Part III: "Model Lessons and Units for Secondary Classes"; and Part IV: ""Additional Instructional Resources for Use Throughout the Year." Problem-solving activities that are integrated with the classroom curriculum include: logic searches; evaluating sources; narrow research topics; database creation; graphs; and diagrams. Over 100 pages of model lesson plans and units for specific curricular areas supplement the guide. Also provided are assessment tools; in-service and policy documents; sample forms; a complete information literacy model with a matrix for recording which units cover which skills; collaborative planning resources; and suggestions for over 100 possible student products. The accompanying CD-ROM contains all the forms, handouts, and transparencies needed to teach the lesson plans and units, formatted for Microsoft Word 6.0 (for Macintosh and Windows). Contains an index. (DLS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Information Technology, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Models, Optical Data Disks, Planning, Student Projects, Units of Study
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013 (book and CD-ROM $75), Tel: 1-212-925-8650, http://www.neal-schuman.com
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa City Community Schools, IA.
Note: Includes CD-ROM.