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Welcome to Library Media Class with Ms. Valley

My name is Ms. Valley and I am excited to teach you about ethics, technology, how to use the library, how to stay safe online, and how to become a lifetime learner. My email address is ValleyL55@rsd17.org
About every three weeks students will check-out books from the library for pleasure reading throughout the marking period.

Assignments

Week One Class Work, Day 1: Intro to Library Media Class:

    Objectives: Students will learn...
  • Class expectations
  • border=0 width=165.5 height=116How grading is done (Class Work 45% Projects 45% Homework 10%)
  • How to find materials in our library and review book borrowing procedures
  • How to Check-out books and select a book for reading homework
  • Take accurate notes while reading your book and/or doing research. These notes will count as a homework grade.

Homework: After you and your parent(s) read the handout about Library Media Class, everyone signs it and you return it by our next classfor a homework grade

Homework: Read one of the books that you checked-out of the library over the next two weeks

Week One Class Work, Day 2: Finding Books in the Library:

    Objectives: Students will learn how to...
  • Locate materials within the school library media center: Using our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) by subject, author, title, and keyword.
  • Locate fiction books by authorís last name
  • Locate informational books by the Dewey Decimal Classification number
  • Locate audio materials (PlayAways), periodicals, magazines, biographies (BIO), paperback fiction books (PB FIC), graphic novels (GN), books in foreign languages (SP & FR) and general reference (REF) materials.
  • Apply knowledge of school library media center procedures and policies, e.g., rules, proper care of materials, requests for help, etiquette and "netiquette."
  • Alternative:
  • Group students into small groups of 4 or 5
  • Pass out an assortment of books per table or group
  • Keep books facing down until teacher says to begin and then have them put books in shelf order

Homework: Read one of the books that you checked-out of the library over the next two weeks

Week Two Class Work, Day 1: Location
    Objectives: Apply knowledge of school library media center procedures and policies, e.g., rules, proper care of materials, requests for help, etiquette and "netiquette." Use the OPAC to search by subject, author, title, and keywords. Locate fiction books by authorís last name and informational books by the Dewey number and/or call number.
  • Use a set of nonfiction laminated book covers to teach the Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • Begin with "when you ask me, where are the dog books?" And I say: "in 636." What do I mean? What is 636?" Students will learn:
  • 600 = Applied Science
  • 636 = domestic animals
  • 636.7* = domestic animals that are dogs
  • 636.73 = domestic animals, that are dogs, that are working dogs
  • 636.737 = domestic animals, that are dogs, that are working dogs, that were born in the US
  • 636.7375 = domestic animals, that are dogs, that are working dogs, that were born in the US, that were born in GA
  • 616.73756 = domestic animals, that are dogs, that were born in the US, that were born in GA, that were born in Whitfield County
  • 616.737564 = domestic animals, that are dogs, that were born in the US, that were born in GA, that were born in Whitfield County, in Dalton
  • 616.7375649 = domestic animals that are dogs that were born in the US that were born in GA that were born in Whitfield County in Dalton on Dug Gap Road.

Each team stands in the front of the room with their Dewey Decimal handouts (cheat sheets). When a title is called, they must talk among themselves until a group decision is made and then call out the Dewey number they believe the book belongs in. Give one point for each correct answer, but take away one point for each wrong answer. Since the group could end up with a minus score, this encourages them to act as a team and discuss it. Give each team about 10 seconds to come up with the title and always ask if the answer is a group decision.

Homework: Read one of the books that you checked-out of the library over the next two weeks

Alternatives:
  • Use a set to teach various genres. For example, put a colored label over the call numbers to make it easier for the students to pick out historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, Spanish translations, etc.
  • Combine all sets of laminated book covers to teach students about our different collections (FIC, PB FIC, REF, PRO, GN, FR, SP, BIO).

Week Two Class Work, Day 2: Access Information Within Reference Resources:
(parts of a book lesson plan)

    Objectives: Students will learn to...
  • Access information within reference resources
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the parts of a book
  • How to use guide words to find information
  • How to identify the purpose of each part of a book
  • How to use a table of contents
  • How to use an index
  • How to find meanings of words using the glossary
  • How to find the copyright date of a book
  • How to use guide words
  • How to use an index
  • How to find the copyright date and publisher
  • How to find meanings of words using the glossary

Homework: Read one of the books that you checked-out of the library over the next two weeks

Week three Class Work, Day 1: PowerPoint Intro & Note-Taking:

Continue to read one of the books that you checked-out of the library. The next time you come to class, you should have completed reading your entire book for a homework grade.

    Objectives: Students will begin to learn how to...
  • Note-taking
  • Change font color and sizes
  • Insert images and icons
  • Add text & bullets
  • Add slide transitions
  • Slide transitions will change after a logical amount of time
  • Insert background images on all slides or just one slide
  • Saving to student folders
  • Proper naming of files
  • Use Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Change font color and sizes
  • Insert images and icons
  • Add text & bullets
  • Add slide transitions
  • Slide transitions will change after a logical amount of time
  • Insert background images on all slides or just one slide
  • Saving to student folders
  • Proper naming of files
000 Generalities                
100 Philosphy & psychology
200 Religion                     
300 Social Sciences             
400 Languages                  
500 Science & mathematics   
600 Technology                
700 The Arts & Sports        
800 Literature & Rhetoric     
900 Geography & History    



Rubrics

Big6 Research Rubric
Book Review Rubric

Citing Sources

MovieMaker & iTunes

Week Three Class Work, Day 2: PowerPoint Project Intro:

    Objectives: Students will begin to learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation on one of the following topics
  • How to use our OPAC
  • How to use a dictionary
  • How to use an encyclopedia
  • How to decipher a call number
  • How to shelve books in proper order
  • How to checkout, renew and check-in books
  • How to properly use the laptops
  • How to use MS Word or MS PowerPoint
  • How to make a web page using MS Word or MS PowerPoint
  • How to cite sources MLA Style
  • How to do research using the Big6 research method
  • How to evaluate web pages
  • How to stay safe while using the Internet

  • All projects are due one week prior to grades closing and must be copied to the class DROP folder correctly (ex: H2.Valley.Linda.NotesOPAC). Late projects will not be accepted

Week Four Class Work: Website Evaluation:

    Objectives: Students will learn...
  • That anyone can create a webpage on the Internet
  • The Internet is not regulated or monitored
  • No one is editing what is on the Internet unlike print publications that are proofread and rejected if the information is not valid or until it meets the standards of the publishing company.
  • evaluate a website for Authority, Accuracy, Objectivity, Currency, Coverage, and much more about
  • Big6 #1 Task Definition research skill introduced

Week Five Class Work: PowerPoint Project continued & Citing Sources:

    Objectives: Students will learn how to...
  • Big6 #2
  • Create PowerPoint
  • 1st slide - state your subject
  • 2nd slide - tell how you feel about your subject
  • 3rd - 4th slide - tell the audience one piece of information on each of the dangers
  • 5th - 9th Slide - tell students how to prevent these dangers
  • 10th slide - summarize with bullets
  • Insert at least 10 images
  • Alter slide layouts
  • Add sound
  • Slides transitions automatically making sure to leave enough time to read them
  • Do not clutter slides with to many words or images
  • Font colors and sizes should be easy to read and uncluttered
  • Cite sources appropriately (MLA style)
  • Plagiarism & citing sources

Week Six Class Work: PowerPoint Project continued & Boolean Operators:

    Objectives: Students will learn how to...
  • Big6 #3 locating and accessing sources introduced
  • Search online using boolean Operators
REMINDER: All projects are due one week prior to grades closing and must be copied to the class DROP folder correctly (ex: H2.Valley.Linda.NotesOPAC). Late projects will not be accepted

Week Seven Class Work: PowerPoint Project continued & Internet Safety:

    Objectives: Students will learn how to...
  • Big6 #4 locating and accessing sources introduced
  • Internet safety discussed
  • Use the OPAC to search for research materials

Week Eight Class Work: PowerPoint Project continued & Importing Images:

    Objectives: Students will learn about the...
  • Big6 #5 & #6
  • Using our OPAC import the cover image

Week nine Classwork: PowerPoint Project continued & Big6 Review:

    Objectives: Some tudents will learn how to...
  • Use MS word and PowerPoint to create webpages
All PowerPoint Internet Safety projects are due:

Week Ten & Eleven Class work: Class Review of Student Projects

    Objectives: While viewing student projects, othere students will learn how to...
  • How to use our OPAC
  • How to use a dictionary
  • How to use an encyclopedia
  • How to decipher a call number
  • How to shelve books in proper order
  • How to checkout, renew and check-in books
  • How to properly use the laptops
  • How to use MS Word or MS PowerPoint
  • How to make a web page using MS Word or MS PowerPoint
  • How to cite sources MLA Style
  • How to do research using the Big6 research method
  • How to evaluate web pages
  • How to stay safe while using the Internet
Projects will be viewed in class as they are handed in. Students should be prepared to answer questions regarding their research project and all students should be prepared to participate in class discussions. Have fun!

Resources

Bully Game: An interactive game.
Author & Illustrator Websites: A list of author and illustrator websites.
Citation Maker: Here is a great tool for interactively citing your book, online database, WWW, and lots of other types of sources!
Citation Maker by EasyBib: Interactive bibliography composer.
Citing electronic sources: How to cite electronic sources using the MLA Style.
Cite those sources: An interactive tutorial that explains copyright, fair use, public domain, and answers other copyright questions. It is fun and easy to understand!
Citing Sources - Plagiarism: A quick review of plagiarism.
Citing Sources MLA Style: Examples and instructions on how to cite books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, magazine articles, newspapers, essays, poems, short stories, online sources, and web sites MLA Style by the University of Minnesota.
Graphic Organizer: Venn diagram, story maps, persuasion map, goal-reasons web, timeline, and lots of charts.
Copyright Basics: A PowerPoint presentation on copyright basics.
Information Literacy: Online resources for librarians and teachers focusing on information literacy and research skills. Includes the Big6, evaluating information, evaluating websites, and lesson plans for learning and teaching with the Internet.
Internet Public Library: Online library for kids.
Libriarian help: Ask a librarian for help online.
Librarian's Internet Index: Websites selected and organized by librarians.
My teacher hates me: Really?
Plagiarism: Miss Valley's plagiarism web page.
Research Wizard: Full of tutorials and wizards for learning to research and evaluate.
The Bellsouth Digital project: A project-based learning activity where students video taped interviews with veterans from WWII and the Korean Wars.
Weekly Reader for Teens: Blogs, games and contests for teenagers.
Website Evaluation: Miss Vally's website evaluation page.
Website Evaluation: Miss Valley's PowerPoint on website evaluation.
Website Evaluation: An interactive tutorial on how to evaluate websites.
Writing a book review: How to write a book review.
Writing a paragraph: How to write a paragraph and topic sentence.