EDU 210 Assignments
Book Center Assignment
Activities/Assignments: The following describes the research assignments for the course:
1. Book Center Select an author or illustrator and prepare a learning center about the person's books. The center is to be displayed and presented in class and should include:
· a one-page biography (not copied, but developed from your reading with references cited in APA format--at least two sources) and a picture of the person;
· list of books, websites, articles, and or other media about or by the selected person.
· at least six learning activities (not copied but may be adapted from sources as long as references given; at least one must be original);
· a way to keep track of activities children do and to assess the center work.
· a caption.
The grade will be based on both the oral demonstration of the center and the quality of the center. (See attached rubric) Students must select a person not chosen by another student; persons chosen will reflect the diversity available to support a multicultural curriculum. Due dates will be selected randomly.
Book Database Assignment
2. Book Database Create a database of all books read for the class. The database will be due several times during the semester showing the addition of books read from the various genre studied in class. A minimum total of 24 books should be included in the database (at least three books from each genre: picture book, traditional literature, poetry/plays, modern fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography/informational, and multicultural/international). Set up your database using the following format (on NCWC.edu) or a similar one:
Information Literacy Competencies
Our library session today will familiarize you with the wide selection of research and academic materials available to you through Pearsall Library. We have much more than what you see within our walls available through our electronic resources.
Today we will introduce you to the types of information we have available, using database and internet search tools and locating and obtaining information.
Most important of all, please ask a librarian or library staff member for assistance at any time. We can save you valuable time and energy and point you in the right direction. We are here for YOU.
Wesleyan College Information Competencies
The ability to locate information efficiently and use it effectively is an essential factor in the success of our graduates’ personal and professional lives. For students to be successful at Wesleyan and in their lives and careers, it is essential that they develop information literacy skills. These include the ability to recognize the need for information, and to locate, evaluate, organize, interpret, and communicate information in all formats.
The information competent student:
1. Determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
2. Finds and uses search tools effectively, efficiently.
3. Locates and obtains the information.
4. Critically evaluates the information retrieved before using it.
5. Organizes, Synthesizes, integrates, and ethically/legally applies information.