An Educator's Guide to Information Literacy: What Every High by Ann Marlow Riedling Ph.D.

By Ann Marlow Riedling Ph.D.

Serving as a text/resource publication for academics of highschool scholars, this name presents functional assist in getting ready scholars to be lively lifelong newbies and effective seekers and clients of knowledge. It presents a comparability of the AASL details Literacy criteria for scholar studying to the ACRL details literacy criteria, together with particular classes to coach those criteria; payment lists to ensure scholars be aware of, comprehend, and will reveal their use; and formative and summative evaluation rules to guarantee that the scholars are info literacy prepared for college.

Serving as a text/resource ebook for academics of highschool scholars, this identify presents sensible assist in getting ready scholars to be energetic lifelong newbies and effective seekers and clients of data. It presents a comparability of the AASL info Literacy criteria for pupil studying to the ACRL info literacy criteria, together with particular classes to coach those criteria; checklists to ensure scholars comprehend, comprehend, and will display their use; and formative and summative review rules to guarantee that the scholars are info literacy prepared for school. This publication will provide support and assistance to highschool academics and librarians involved that prime institution seniors usually are not able to take on the varsity library and school point examine assignments. and it'll tell scholars approximately what they should comprehend. Grades 9-12.

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What unique words, distinctive names, abbreviations, or acronyms are associated with your topic? 2. What societies, organizations, or groups might have information on your subject? 3. What other words are likely to be in any Web documents on your topic? You may want to use AND or precede each by + [no space] 4. Do any of the words in #1 or #3 above belong in phrases or strings? Search these as a “phrase in quotes” (for example, “affirmative action” or “communicable diseases”). 5. For any of the terms in #4 above, can you think of synonyms, variant spellings, or equivalent terms you would also accept in relevant documents?

The opening paragraph serves to set the context for the thesis. Remember, your reader will be looking for your thesis. Make it clear, strong, and easy to find. A good thesis: • should propose an arguable point with which people could reasonably disagree. A strong thesis is provocative; it takes a stand and justifies the discussion you will present. • tackles a subject that could be adequately covered in the format of the project assigned. • is specific and focused. A strong thesis proves a point without discussing everything about it.

Subject directories provide access to more reliable sites that more closely relate to the topic you are researching. These Web sites have been reviewed and will typically be more acceptable for research. There are a few commercial subject directories such as Yahoo! and Open Directory; these are also organized by topic, but because the sites are not as carefully screened, you will need to evaluate them more carefully. Using the following subject directories, see if you can locate information regarding your research topic: 1.

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