Inquiry and Collaboration
AASL Guidelines for School Library Programs
Teaching and LearningGuideline 1. The school library program promotes collaboration among member of the learning community and encourages learners to be independent, lifelong users and producers of ideas and information.
Guideline 4. The school library program models and inquiry based approach to learning and the information search process.
Building the Learning Environment
Guideline 3. The school library program includes flexible and equitable access to physical an virtual collections of resources that support the school curriculum and meet the divers needs of all learners. (specifically mentions collaboration in actions)
AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
How did we get started?
Lesson 11 Turn and Talk
Lesson 12 Home Court Advantage: Showing Friendliness and Support
Lesson 13 Creating Group Ground Rules
Lesson 15 Practicing the Skills of Effective Small Group Discussion*
Lesson 18 I Beg to Differ: Disagreeing Agreeably
Tweaked the lessons to fit all grade levels, including special area
2nd Grade Specials
Centers that included images from Britannica Image Quest, Map, encyclopedia, Pebble Go and "newspaper articles"
Consistent questions between all classes:
"Why is he wearing armor?"
"How did Savannah get its name?"