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ERIC Number: EJ762340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Teaching Beginning Reading Strategies in the School Library Media Center: A "How to" Guide
Barringer, Crystal
Library Media Connection, v25 n1 p34-35 Aug-Sep 2006
Library media specialists have been collaborating with classroom teachers for years and have long been advocates for tying the classroom curriculum to the library media center in real-world ways. Current reading research focuses on the many aspects of learning to read, including phonics and alphabet recognition, vocabulary building, fluency, and the motivation to read. All of these skills work in combination to increase reading comprehension. This article provides a discussion about integration of teaching beginning reading strategies into the School Library Media Center. The area of reading comprehension includes many well-documented strategies that classroom teachers have used for years and that library media specialists can easily reinforce during storytime. Strategies offered in this article include: (1) Building background knowledge; (2) Determining the main idea; (3) Sequencing; (4) Comparing and contrasting; (5) Visualizing; and (6) Predicting. Furthermore, Teaching reading in the library media center can be a way to strengthen the overall library media center program. It certainly should not be the main focus of the library media center, but it will be another way for teachers to connect with their colleagues. It may also be a good way to promote the program with the school administrator. After all, teachers are all responsible for helping students succeed academically, and reading is the first step on the road to academic success.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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