learn to search library resources, such as SAGE, Academic Search Premier and Lexis-Nexis.
Connection to Course Goals
Library instruction is a key part of students’ initiation into the academic world. It not only gives students practical search skills but also encourages students to understand differences in the reliability of texts, an extension of Phase 1’s critical reading work.
Connection to Students’ Own Writing
Library instruction will help students find reliable, relevant, and current sources that they can use for three major writing assignments: the annotated bibliography, the collaborative explanation and the academic argument. Without library instruction, many students risk being unable to accomplish the goals for all three of these assignments.
Attendance and introduction
Begin class by reminding students why you’ve brought them to the library today. You might preview the homework (bring at least one library source and one new annotation to class next time) to encourage involvement today.
Keep tabs on your students as the librarian works with them, and circulate when the librarian gives students chances to try out searches.
Collect homework, conclude class and assign homework
Ask students to turn in the annotation they brought to class today. Remind students to check the writing studio for specifics on homework.
Bring at least one library source to class next time as well as at least one new annotation.