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ERIC Number: EJ886024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Creative Bookmarks
Woodward, Janet
Library Media Connection, v28 n5 p32-34 Mar-Apr 2010
Reading advocacy is an essential aspect of school librarians' role. Using their knowledge of students, school librarians provide reader's advisory, matching books to individuals based on their interests, aptitudes, and abilities. They know that reading skills are an integral part of academic achievement and work to accelerate this important component in learning. Their challenge is to instill an appreciation of stories, themes, and ideas that can be found in novels, and to enhance understanding and comprehension of nonfiction. A picture may be worth a thousand words and the explosion of graphical, hyperlinked websites has increased literacy as the written word is accompanied by interpretive color and images. With this in mind, the author wants to promote reading with visuals that would be created by students and exhibit examples of the types of books that appeal to them. Creating bookmarks to market the library helps foster reading, builds school pride, and sparks interest in media center programs. The author discusses how she visualized and implemented a student-designed bookmark project for her library.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington