This guide to teaching news literacy explores a wealth of resources and classroom-tested lessons that educators in grades 7–12 can use in their own libraries and classrooms. To introduce the concept of news literacy, the authors explain the steps of the inquiry and research process in detail and examine the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) 2016 report "Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning" and related research studies.
Lesson plans corresponding to each stage of the process are coordinated to relevant standards from the CCSS and ISTE and are accompanied by rubrics for providing students feedback on their progress as well as samples of student work as it evolved through the stages. Furthermore, the authors' anecdotal insights from their experiences in collaboratively implementing the lessons with colleagues are an invaluable addition for any librarian seeking to work with teachers to help students become critical researchers.
• Provides easily replicated and adaptable standards-based lessons
• Observes a classroom-tested research model applicable to grade levels 7–12
• Constructs a usable framework for collaboration with colleagues
• Gives educators tools to advocate for the necessity of a vibrant, inquiry-based library media program
Michelle Luhtala is Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Connecticut. She facilitates an online learning community for nearly 12,000 library and educational technology professionals at edWeb.net/emergingtech, where she has hosted over 80 webinars since 2010. She is an adjunct instructor in the Masters of Information Program at Rutgers University' s School of Communication and in the Information and Library Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University and is also a contributing author to Libraries Unlimited's Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers. The American Association of School Librarians distinguished her as Curriculum Champion in 2017.
Jacquelyn Whiting is a veteran educator with 25 years of experience as both a high school social studies teacher and a library media specialist. She is a Certified Google Innovator, and a local activator for the Future Design School. She is the winner of the 2017 Connecticut Association of School Librarians' Carlton W. H. Erickson Award for an auspicious beginning in media services and was the 2016 recipient of the Connection Region 9 Teacher of the Year award. She currently works as a high school library media specialist in Connecticut. You can follow Jacquelyn on Twitter @MsJWhiting
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