A New Look at Information Books

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  • Source:
    School Library Monthly, v29 n1 p8-10 Sep-Oct 2012. 3 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://schoollibrarymonthly.com/
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Libraries Unlimited. Subscription Department, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. Tel: 888-371-0152; Fax: 203-454-8662; Web site: http://www.schoollibrarymedia.com
    • Peer Reviewed:
      N/A
    • ISSN:
      2166-160X
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      With the widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), classroom use of information texts is increasing. CCSS mandate an emphasis on the use of these texts so that students become adept at reading and comprehending complex information in order to write compelling arguments. Students are encouraged to read, write, and engage in research using these sources. Clearly, an assessment of the library's nonfiction collections is essential and librarians need to rethink the selections they make when booktalking, storytelling, or lesson planning. Selecting informational texts for the school library has traditionally revolved around guidelines that consider a title's aesthetic qualities--i.e., text, illustration, and design. These criteria include: (1) Text; (2) Illustration; (3) Accuracy; (4) Layout/Design; (5) Point of View; (6) Organization; (7) Approach; (8) Bias; (9) Reviews and awards; and (10) Annual Lists. The increased emphasis on using information books in libraries and classrooms make it imperative that librarians look beyond the traditional selection criteria noted above. Today's students are expected to not only find and interpret information, but to be spurred on to further inquiries of their own. With that in mind, this article presents suggestions from experts that are also helpful in selecting informational titles.
    • Abstract:
      ERIC
    • Number of References:
      3
    • Physical Description:
      3
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2012
    • Accession Number:
      EJ980029
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WEISMAN, K. A New Look at Information Books. School Library Monthly, [s. l.], v. 29, n. 1, p. 8–10, 2012. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Weisman K. A New Look at Information Books. School Library Monthly. 2012;29(1):8-10. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ980029. Accessed August 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Weisman, K. (2012). A New Look at Information Books. School Library Monthly, 29(1), 8–10. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ980029
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Weisman, Kay. 2012. “A New Look at Information Books.” School Library Monthly 29 (1): 8–10. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ980029.
    • Harvard:
      Weisman, K. (2012) ‘A New Look at Information Books’, School Library Monthly, 29(1), pp. 8–10. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ980029 (Accessed: 17 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Weisman, K 2012, ‘A New Look at Information Books’, School Library Monthly, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 8–10, viewed 17 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Weisman, Kay. “A New Look at Information Books.” School Library Monthly, vol. 29, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 8–10. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ980029.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Weisman, Kay. “A New Look at Information Books.” School Library Monthly 29, no. 1 (January 1, 2012): 8–10. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ980029.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Weisman K. A New Look at Information Books. School Library Monthly [Internet]. 2012 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Aug 17];29(1):8–10. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ980029