3. MC SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCES
Print & ebooks
Spanish Language Books
Middle & YA Fiction
Maps and Posters
For Students For Teachers
12. THE CASE FOR COMIC BOOKS
Professional organizations including
ALA, AASL, and NCTE have
recognized the role of comics and
graphic novels in promoting literacy.
Studies have shown that comic book
reading is just as effective for reading
comprehension and vocabulary
On average, comic book readers read
more than non-comic readers.
Getting to Know Graphic Novels, Knowledge Quest, 41(3).
The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research by Stephen Krashen
The Case for Graphic Novels in Education by Jesse Karp in American Libraries, July/August 2011.
13. “While most of my
classmates were struggling
with See Spot Run, I was
reading Superman. I knew
what indestructible meant
(and could spell it).”
THE CASE FOR COMIC BOOKS
former editor-in-chief of Marvel
16. THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL LIBRARY
is to prepare students to be effective and
ethical users and creators of information
and to nurture students as lifelong learners.
This mission is achieved through...
18. LIBRARY CLASS
AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
Learners use skills, resources, & tools to:
1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
2: Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply
knowledge to new situations, and create new
3: Share knowledge and participate ethically and
productively as members of our democratic society.
4: Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
22. Fourth and Fifth Grade Animal Research Project
Connect: We previewed and sampled
Birds by Ben Morgan.
Speculate: Students developed their own
questions about their chosen animal.
Investigate: Students used books in the
library and the Internet to find answers to
Frame: Students used graphic organizers
to collect and organize their information.
Express: Students created their own
books about their animal.
Reflect: Students used a checklist to
review their work.