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2 Increasing Academic Achievement Through the Library Media Center: A Guide for Teachers--David V. Loertscher and Douglas Achterman An avid and capable reader

3 Increasing Academic Achievement Through the Library Media Center: A Guide for Teachers--David V. Loertscher and Douglas Achterman A skilled user of tech tools

4 Increasing Academic Achievement Through the Library Media Center: A Guide for Teachers--David V. Loertscher and Douglas Achterman An organized investigator A critical thinker A creative thinker An effective communicator A responsible info user

5 Increasing Academic Achievement Through the Library Media Center: A Guide for Teachers--David V. Loertscher and Douglas Achterman LOCATECUT & PASTEREPORT

6 Cut & Paste RX By designing better questions:

7 By asking students to: Use mind/concept maps for analysis Use mind/concept maps for analysis Select the right sources & tools for the information needed, including databases Select the right sources & tools for the information needed, including databases Generate a list of keywords and synonyms so students can try several key phrases Increasing Academic Achievement Through the Library Media Center: A Guide for Teachers--David V. Loertscher and Douglas Achterman

8 C - currency-when was the information published & is it current for its field? A - authority-who is the author & what are his/her credentials? Is this his/her area of expertise? R - relevancy- is the information relevant in supporting or providing opposing B - bias-trying to influence in unfair way By asking students to evaluate their sources:

9 By asking students to: Compare/contrast 2 sites, ideas, opinions Insert extracted data into larger matrix, chart, diagram or mind map for analysis Look for trends Build in-class timelines, then look at the meaning or cause/effect Take on the persona & re-enact the event Increasing Academic Achievement Through the Library Media Center: A Guide for Teachers--David V. Loertscher and Douglas Achterman


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