How Can A Library Program Support School Literacy! …
How Can A Library Program Support School Literacy!
The teacher librarian's literacy program supports teachers by helping them identify books at different level for a specific topic in print or digital format. If the teacher desired outcome is for students to read several texts on a specific topic, the teacher librarian can arrange them so that the materials are identified from the easier to progressively to the more challenging materials (Booth & Rowsell, 2007).
Teacher Librarians support teachers by collaborating with them to develop learning opportunities that are complementary to their curriculum planning aiming at supporting literacy (Lewis-Spector & Jay, 2011).
Teacher librarians support school literacy by helping teachers and their students find resources by guiding them to relevant and appropriate books in regards to the subject and grade level (Annie, N.A.)
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Providing an nurturing and engaging environment in which students can find a variety of genres in print or digital format reflecting their reading
level and their diverse interests (Ellis,2017). The library should be the epicentre of reading in the school (Ellis, 2017).
Create a nurturing and inviting environment to support students to become literate as they develop the knowledge and skills to interpret, understand and use language effectively to learn and communicate in and out of school (Lewis-Spector & Jay, 2011). The literacy program is supported by the entire learning community.
Our school librarian at St. Benedict promotes reading and language development through plethora activities to include: book talks; colourful and engaging displays; participation is supported and encouraged in school and district events; local author visits; and book fairs.
Teacher Librarians show how to conduct library research and how to use various reference works.
Integrating technology across all grade levels in the school program, which is focused on the students' learning is an important supporting literacy role for the teacher librarian (Ellis, 2017). The teacher librarian supports the development of netiquette while facilitating and encouraging the use of new technology tools and reading materials in different platforms and genres (Booth & Rowsell, 2007).
Provides access to informational literature that entices students to explore interests and conduct inquiries (Annie, N.A.)
According to Booth and Rowsell (2007), a collaborative leadership role with the principal and the entire school community are essential factors to developing and implementing a successful literacy program.
The library program supports school literacy by collaborating with teachers in joint planning with a focus to improve the learning experience for the students while ensuring the creation a successful literacy program through the library(Booth & Rowsell, 2007).
Booth, D. and Rowsell, J., (2007) The Literacy Principal, Second Edition Leading, Supporting, and Assessing Reading and Writing Initiatives, Markham, Canada: Pembroke Publishers.
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