Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Strand 3: Standard 1:
English Language Arts Grade 11-12
Writing Standard 8
1 class periods of 30 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
This lesson plan introduces databases and the library catalog to students who are completing the Senior Capstone project.
Classroom teachers and librarian need to collaborate and pre-plan for the Capstone to set up time for the lesson, order materials students may need/want for their research projects, and get a list of student research topics to librarian.
Students will need to choose their Capstone Research topics before this lesson; teachers can compile and give the school librarian a comprehensive list so she/he can assist students individually as they proceed through the research process.
Student will be able to locate valid sources beyond Google and Wikipedia. Students will search and use tools within a database.
Students will produce a multi-source research paper and ePortfolio (multi-genre) as two end products of the Capstone.
Q&A sessions ongoing during this lesson (formative assessments and feedback provided) by both Librarian and classroom teacher.