By Linda D. Behen

Building at the info wishes and the educational variety personal tastes of contemporary highschool scholars, the writer builds a case for utilizing popular culture (TV exhibits, fads, and present know-how) to construct built-in details abilities classes for college students. Chapters contain a purpose, a overview of the present literature, and examples of devices of analysis incorporating pop culture and technology.

There is critical dialogue within the media approximately cutting-edge formative years, the Echo Boomers, and their reference to expertise. Our highschool scholars let us know that they have got few foodstuff with their households, that they wish their lecturers and their school's determination makers to hear them and take their principles heavily, and they use the little unfastened time they need to check with or rapid message with their neighbors or to play games. writer and media critic Jon Katz says, expertise is early life tradition. those children are construction a revolution. expertise is a part of their ideology, their language, every little thing they do. development at the details wishes and the educational sort personal tastes of latest highschool scholars, the writer builds a case for utilizing popular culture (TV exhibits, fads and present expertise) to construct built-in information-skills classes for college students. Chapters contain a cause, a overview of the present literature, and examples of devices of analysis incorporating pop culture and expertise. Grades 7-12.

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If your library sponsors a book club for students, that’s perfect, but if someone else moderates the book club, offer to sponsor it by paying for food and refreshments. Perhaps the cash from library fines can fund the sponsorship. Ask for recognition on club signs or T-shirts. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES Although Teen Read Week, Right to Read Week, National Library Week, and National Poetry Month are perfect times to present new programs, any time is the right time for you to lure students into your library.

Do you want trail of tears as a phrase with the three words together exactly as they are typed, or do you want the word “trail” anywhere in the record and the word “tears” anywhere in the record as long as both terms are there? And what different results might you get from either strategy? What about the “of” in the search? Inform the students about how those prepositions and articles can confuse a search engine and result in strange hits. Give them an example of how the word “trail” may result in information about hiking trails in the Rocky Mountains or how “tears” could point to information about tear ducts, sad movies or books, or the verb that means shredding or ripping.

Be careful not to have so many that it becomes intimidating or so few that each step is too broad. Find a way to make the steps easy to remember. Create an acronym that’s meaningful for your school (see Chapter 6 for an example). 38 \ The Big Buy-in from Administrators and Teachers PRESENT THE PLAN 1. Gain approval from the administration and decision makers in your school. 2. After gaining approval, present a workshop or have a meeting to inform and demonstrate for all department chairs and teachers who participate in curriculum decisions how beneficial a schoolwide effort will be in developing information-literate students.

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