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ERIC Number: EJ1099477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Making a Literacy Plan: Developing an Integrated Curriculum That Meets Your School's Needs
Schutte, Annie
Knowledge Quest, v44 n5 p50-55 May-Jun 2016
Literacy does not happen in a single lesson or course. There are no shortcuts to gaining mastery over a skill set, whether it is reading literacy, information literacy and research skills, online literacy and digital citizenship, or visual literacy. School librarians dream about a perfect integrated curriculum: there is ample time for collaboration and a library presence in every class; teachers, school librarians, and administrators work toward common goals in developing student skills; and students get individual support to reach the targets set out for them. This article outlines a six-step process that school librarians can use to start building focused, long-term student literacy in any given skill set. The preparation begins with identifying the essential skills that the school's students need to work on, and then developing consensus and excitement around goals related to improving these essential skills. The process includes creating an action plan that makes the literacy goals present and visible within the school and figuring out where and how they fit into existing curriculum. And of course, there is plenty of on-the-ground planning, mapping, and reflecting with teachers about how to strengthen instruction and improve students' skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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