The end of the fourth quarter has become the home of the project. Students across campus are completing Civil War battle posters, English essays, poetry notebooks, and explorer trading cards. Don't forget that when you do a project (no matter how small) the library is here to help. We have seen many students over the past few weeks who have questions about bibliography and citations. Did you know that the rules for correct citation changed last summer? Enter two ways your librarian can help #8 and #20:
#20 - Teach students how to create a bibliography/works cited.
Yes that is right, your librarian is willing to teach and/or review the correct format for bibliography with your students. This includes updating worksheets and examples to the latest format. She also knows some tricks to help students complete their works cited correctly the first time.
#8 - Be responsible for scoring part of a rubric (ex. the bibliography)
Yes, you heard that correctly. If your librarian helps you teach an information literacy skill (like citation and bibliographies) she can help you evaluate that literacy skill.
Both of these tips require some advance planning and coordination. The end result is a division of labor that should help students feel supported and free teachers to focus their grading efforts on academic content.
** The ideas in this series are based on the document "100 Ways Your Librarian can Help You" published by the Beaverton School District. Read them one-at-a-time here, or check out the whole list online.
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