Children's Literature in the Reading Program
Teacher and School Librarian Collaboration: Imagine a Partner
In this chapter, you will learn about the Libraries, Literacy, and Learning project and discover how this project demonstrates that having specific outcomes for educator collaboration benefits our students by connecting the strengths of both the teacher and librarian in a shared purpose. The goal of the project was to develop collaboration strategies using national information literacy standards, essential questions, and assessment; build on existing curriculum; infuse multicultural literature into the curriculum through both the classroom and the library in addition to inquiry skills; and to develop venues for sharing work beyond the grant project. Recommendations for teacher and school librarian collaborative planning include comprehension reading strategies and examples from the Young Explorer's Club, a grant project involving the school librarian and second-grade classroom teachers. Virtual collaboration is presented as the next step in educator collaboration. The focus on multicultural literature allows for creative applications to many disciplines and grade levels.
Bush, G. (2009).
Teacher and School Librarian Collaboration: Imagine a Partner.
In D.A. Wooten, & B.E. Cullinan (Eds.), Children's Literature in the Reading Program (pp. 143-155). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.