The Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Knowledge Quest also features three online exclusives. Click on the PDFs to read the online exclusives for this issue.
Inquiry Learning and Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction: Processes that Go Hand in Hand
By Judi Moreillon
If students are unable to make meaning from text, they cannot be successful inquirers. School librarians can help students develop their reading proficiency by teaching specific reading strategies during compatible phases of the inquiry process. Educators who explicitly and simultaneously teach both processes help students learn how to learn.
A Case for Browsing: An Empowering Research Strategy for Elementary Learners
By Barbara Montgomery
Browsing will not always end in an informed search for adults and young adults, but it is an activity best used with young children because it enables them to see the variety of choices available to them in any library setting and helps them become comfortable lifelong users of libraries.
Through the Eyes of Librarians: Helping Ourselves and Others “See” What We Do
By Nalani Naluai
Librarians must be their own best advocates to help observers/evaluators understand the vital work they play in schools. Charlotte Danielson’s (CD) framework brings to the forefront the pivotal role librarians play in students’ learning. Gleaning from their combined years of work experience, various cultural resources, and national standards, Kamehameha Schools’ librarians customized the CD rubric to specifically capture the things they do as librarians while fostering Hawaiian culture.
Author: Meg Featheringham, KQ Editor
Meg Featheringham is responsible for the development and production of the AASL journal, Knowledge Quest. When not working at AASL, Meg enjoys playing euchre, attending concerts and plays, spending time with family and friends, and reading (of course).
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