This page contains items of interest and links for parents, educators, school librarians and Home schoolers.
Every Child Ready to Read
Every Child Ready to Read presentation given to PMS Headstart staff March 16, 2011
Presentation given to parents and educators, December 11, 2010 - Downloadable PDF here
Below are links to pages with book related lesson plans across the curriculum.
From the American Library Association/Association for College & Research Libraries:
TRAILS (high school): http://www.trails-9.org
TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills appropriate for high school students. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students.
Approaches to information Literacy: http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic72.htm
This page explores the most popular information inquiry models. Many of these web sites contain examples and sample projects. The resources will guide you to resources designed for teachers and links for students.
The Big Six: http://www.big6.com/
The Big6 is an information and technology literacy model and curriculum, implemented in thousands of schools – K through higher education. Some people call the Big6 an information problem-solving strategy because with the Big6, students are able to handle any problem, assignment, decision or task.
Farmington Area Home School group contacts:
Four Corners Home Educators (4CHE) is a non-profit organization formed to provide information about home schooling and to organize group activities in which its members can participate. Contact person: Tara Dennington, 947-3658, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmington Homeschool Support Group is a non-denominational and inclusive group. There are no dues to join this group. While we do organize a monthly calender and send out weekly reminders of what is happening in our group, this is a member driven group. We encourage members to add activities to the calender, organize field trips, and plan other things they would like to see in a homeschool group. Contact Person: Jackie Wiebe, 505-258-4406, email@example.com
CHEF (Christian Home Education Fellowship): LeAnn Magnuson, 505-634-2253, firstname.lastname@example.org
School libraries provide equitable physical and intellectual access to the resources and tools required for learning in a warm, stimulating, and safe environment. School librarians collaborate with others to provide instruction, learning strategies, and practice in using the essential learning skills needed in the 21st century.
From Standards for the 21st- Century Learner - downloadable PDF here.
Below are the links from a presentation given on February 5, 2010 to school librarians from the Farmington Municipal School System.
Consider joining a librarians’ list serve. Choose the digest option to get a collection of messages sent out by the list serve-usually daily. This will give you a wealth of ideas, tips and opportunities to share what you know.
Cooperative ideas from the Association for Library Service to Children – ALSC