- Create text dependent questions
- Student generated questions
- Observe and analyze
Lewis, K., & Loertscher, D. V. (2014). The Possible Is Now. Teacher Librarian, 43(3), 48-52.
(Found on the King Library’s LISTA Database)
This article, printed in Teacher Librarian, and authored by our very own Dr. Loertscher and Kathryn R. Lewis takes a look at how teacher librarians can, and should, be at the center of Common Core teaching throughout all schools. They begin the article by stating that the time is “now” for librarians and libraries to be the common learning spaces for all school levels. Libraries are where students research, read, write, discover new information and technology, and use technology to look at new texts and other information platforms. Within the article, Loertscher and Lewis propose a set of ten initiatives aimed at transforming the library into a school’s central resource for CCSS. Alongside these ten initiative, the authors demonstrate examples of how the librarian can work with classroom teachers to better teach students the CCSS. These examples are a wonderful tool that can be used by classroom teachers and school librarians across the United States.
For those unfamiliar with some of the Common Core Standards (like myself), this article provides wonderful information regarding some of the key standards, as well as learning opportunities for teachers, librarians, and students alike. While we have discussed and learned the importance of the library being a meeting grounds and learning center/learning commons, this article outlines ways to go about making it happen, as well as providing constructive ways of collaborating with classroom teachers.