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ERIC Number: EJ907294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Jump-Start Collaboration
Lohmiller, Darcy
Library Media Connection, v29 n3 p38-40 Nov-Dec 2010
When teachers and school librarians work together, student achievement increases. Librarians know this and have made sure their teachers and administrators know this as well. But it's a giant leap from knowing the value of collaboration and actually collaborating. The only way to convince teachers to take that step is to convince them that the librarian is essential to a project's success. A great opportunity for librarians to integrate their unique skills into a project is with literature circles. While the structure and management of literature circles can vary, they all work on the principle that students choose both the book and the discussion topics. For literature circles to work best, teachers need to work closely with their school librarian to select the best books for each class. Librarians can provide a variety of quality books of varying interests and reading levels that are perfect for small group discussions. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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