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IASL Research Abstracts: 193

Findings: Improvement is still needed to align the Information Power standards of the Library Media Center progrm with the English-as-a-Second-Language program to improve the instruction and quality of both educational programs.

Abstract: Sheltered instruction (SI) is a teaching strategy that allows the school library media specialist to collaborate with the English as a second language (ESL) program to help English language learner (ELL) students integrate second language acquisition skills with content area instruction. By aligning ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students with Information Power standards, a powerful collaborative effort is formed between the school library media specialist and ESL teachers. These two U.S. standards for education allow ESL teachers to learn selection criteria and teaching strategies for using informational trade books with ELL students while providing an opportunity for the school library media specialist to learn how to better assist ELL students with information acquisition. Read-alouds, puppetry, book talks, storytelling, author studies, and listening centers are useful approaches for incorporating the various genres of informational books into sheltered instruction.

Campbell Naidoo, J. (2005). Information empowerment: Using informational books to connect the Library Media Center program with Sheltered Instruction. School Libraries Worldwide, 11(2), 132-152.

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