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Teacher librarians are too important to cut - Standard-Examiner

There have been good things happening in the Ogden School District. There is passion to see that students’ test scores improve and students graduate with the skills they will need for the work they do and the lives they will lead.

 

The primary purpose of the library media program is to empower students to be critical thinkers, make informed choices and be problem solvers. Dr. William A Sederburg, recently retired Utah Commissioner of Higher Education, said “Preserving and expanding school libraries are essential to our success in this information-intensive age. The school library isn’t your mother’s library anymore.”


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Curriculum & Leadership Journal | School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

Curriculum & Leadership Journal | School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning | Reading Wonders | Scoop.it
Fantastic article on Teacher Librarians' contribution to literacy #bcetl @KayC28 http://t.co/xgj4Dawq3G

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Loretta VU's curator insight, April 25, 2015 2:48 AM

I would have loved to have this article to show the principal at my last school as he cut the hours in half of the library staff.

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Lexile Level Is One of Three Components of Text Complexity

Lexile Level Is One of Three Components of Text Complexity | Reading Wonders | Scoop.it

The Common Core specifically says that there are “three equally important parts” of text complexity:

Quantitative Dimensions - Can students read it?Qualitative Dimensions - Should students read it?Reader and Task Considerations - Do students want to read it?
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pru's curator insight, April 25, 2015 6:02 AM

Is an indication of text complexity a useful type of categorisation for school library collections and catalogues?

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What is "Close" Reading?

What is "Close" Reading? | Reading Wonders | Scoop.it
Close reading is the idea that students will re-read certain texts in order to develop a deeper ... (RT @adamsteaching: My new blog: What is "Close" Reading?

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100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school)

100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school) | Reading Wonders | Scoop.it

To start with...

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology.

3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian.

4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency

Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency | Reading Wonders | Scoop.it

On Common Core | School Library Journal

 

Knowing the research behind text complexity is critical to understanding the call for more complexity.

The CCSS crafters examined college freshman textbooks and career manuals.These texts typically measure at a Lexile score of 1450.This Lexile measure was used as a benchmark for college and career readiness (CCR).Grade level Lexiles were then scaffolded in reverse, defining grade level Lexile expectations as stated in the Common Core Appendix A.
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 23, 2013 12:46 AM

Important reading for school librarians working to assist teachers in finding informational text that is differentiated in reading levels.

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McGraw-Hill Education Launches Reading WonderWorks to Help Struggling ... - Sacramento Bee

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Reading WonderWorks to Help Struggling ... - Sacramento Bee | Reading Wonders | Scoop.it
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