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I like to use the term Everybody instead of Easy for picture books.  Some
picture books are not "easy" and Everybody loves picture books.  Try
reading them aloud to the older students - it gives them "permission"
enjoy a picture book.
Linda Jewett

On Tue, 1 Nov 1994, Automatic digest processor wrote:

> There are 5 messages totalling 213 lines in this issue.
> Topics in this special issue:
>   1. bibliographic info
>   2. censorship
>   3. Alternative terms for 'nonfiction', etc
>   4. <No subject given>
>   5. HIT-->Big Six With Primary
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date:    Tue, 1 Nov 1994 17:13:28 EST
> From:    Mary Scholl <mscholl@NOVA.GMI.EDU>
> Subject: bibliographic info
> I am trying to find complete ordering info for the following.  If anyone out t
>  re can help, it would be great!  A teacher gave me several titles with incomp
>  te information and I still have two-perhaps three yet to solve.
> Here goes:
> Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge by Rhodes(I think)
> Activities book for math connections by Handlin(I think)
> This last one may have a subtitle A bridge to Algebra and Geometry or this cou
>   be a separte title.
> Thank you to anyone willing to help
> Mary Scholl
> mscholl@nova.gmi.edu
> ------------------------------
> Date:    Tue, 1 Nov 1994 17:38:38 -0500
> From:    Marcia Caffrey <V305L4BH@UBVMS.BITNET>
> Subject: censorship
> I am in the SILS program at UB and am doing a paper on censorship and Judy Blu
>     books. Has anyone had any personal experience with censorship of Judy Blum
>    in their library? Thanks for your help.
> ------------------------------
> Date:    Tue, 1 Nov 1994 19:04:24 -0500
> From:    "Penelope S. Cunningham" <pscunnin@MAILBOX.SYR.EDU>
> Subject: Re: Alternative terms for 'nonfiction', etc
> On Tue, 1 Nov 1994, Jean Liming wrote:
> [Standard terminology]
> > is what makes it possible for them to transfer their research skills from
> > one collection to another.  The rest of the world is not going to change
> > with you.  I've dealt with this for a long time with teachers who want me
> > to call EASY something different so that their students won't be
> > insulted.
> I agree that standard terminology and formats are important ways to help
> us help our students become library and information literate.  However,
> other values may also be at work.  Sometimes, when enough people struggle
> with the same issue, the rest of the world does change.  The key is to be
> very selective in using non-standard terminology.  I believe "Easy" is
> not only insulting, it is inaccurate.  Many picture books are written at
> an intermediate or even 7th or 8th grade reading level.  What ties the
> books in that section together is that they have pictures.  Therefore I
> decided to use "P" instead of "E" for the call number.  I make sure to
> tell the students what labels they might find in other libraries,
> although those aren't as standard as we might believe.  Up to now I have
> been making new labels for all the picture books I order from Follett.
> Evidently enough librarians have made the same decision so Follett now
> offers "P" as one of their options for picture books!
> Sister Penny Cunningham  pscunnin@mailbox,syr.edu
> St. Mary-Basha Catholic School
> Chandler, Arizona
> A National Blue Ribbon School
> Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence
> ------------------------------
> Date:    Tue, 1 Nov 1994 18:06:06 -0600
> From:    Jane Rhodus <jrhodus@ESU9.ESU9.K12.NE.US>
> Subject: <No subject given>
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> ------------------------------
> Date:    Tue, 1 Nov 1994 19:14:16 EST
> From:    "Karen S. Whetzel" <kwhetzel@PEN.K12.VA.US>
> Subject: HIT-->Big Six With Primary
> On August 28, I wrote:
> I am learning about the Big 6 and want to begin using it with
> my primary (K-4) students. I am interested in advice from any
> of you who have experience using Big 6 with this age group.
> I will post a HIT-> if anyone is interested!!
> Sorry that it has taken me so long to compile my HIT->. Thanks
> to all who responded to me, both to give advice and to ask me
> to post a HIT->.
> I was thrilled at a library media specialist's meeting in my
> own school division to hear a primary and a middle school
> library media specialist talking about the Big 6! I first heard
> about Big 6 from Sandii Huemann-Kelly, a former colleague who
> is now in Iowa. I will be sharing this HIT-> with library media
> specialists in my school system as well as on the NET.
> First, I was referred by several folks to two books:
> Information Problem Solving: The Big Six Approach to Library
> and Information Skills Instruction (Ablex, 1990) and
> Curriculum Initiative: An Agenda and Strategy for Library Media
> Programs (Ablex, 1988)
> Address for Ablex: 355 Chestnut Street, Norwood, New Jersey
> 07648 Phone 201-767-8450
> I haven't received my books yet, but I am very anxious to read
> them!
> Also, I was referred to two articles:
> Eisenberg and Berkowitz, "Information Problem-Solving: The Big
> #5, January, 1992, p. 27-29, 37, 42.
> Sine, Lynn, and Becky Murphy, "Teaming to Teach the Information
> MONTHLY, Vol. 9, No. 5, November, 1992, p. 30-31, 35
> Lynn is a library media specialist in New York, and the article
> describes a unit she did with a first grade teacher. Lynn also
> wrote to me and mentioned a rap song that she and the music
> teacher made up. She uses a form to coordinate what is going on
> in the classroom on a monthly basis. Write to Lynn at
> LSINE%ONONDAGA>bitnet@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU (hope I got that right!)
> Bob Grover wrote to tell me about a video he and Mike Eisenberg
> produced that is available from Libraries Unlimited. The tape
> is 30 minutes. I did get the tape, and would recommend it! I
> took notes from the tape, and together with the article by Mike
> and Bob Berkowitz and some friendly advice from them online, i
> tried the Big 6 with my third and fourth grade classes. Also,
> when I met with 3rd and 4th grade teachers last week to talk
> about flexible scheduling (which we do after the first six
> weeks), I talked about the Big 6, and showed them the poster I
> made. They all wanted a copy! We are using the Big 6 when they
> bring their classes to research.
> Margaret Whittaker told me about her way of introducing Big
> 6--A Big 6 Pizza Unit!She has a great unit developed--contact
> her at mswhitta@mailbox.syr.edu for more details.
> Sandy Scroggs was just getting started (like me). She is
> building a curriculum map and has interested her teachers in a
> biography unit using Big 6. Contact her at sandyscr@tenet.edu
> to talk about what she is doing.
> Barbara Jansen (who has recently posted information on Big 6
> with Kindergarten on the NET) sent me lots of useful info. She
> is developing a scope and sequence and mapping the
> curriculum.She uses the Big 6 during library orientation,
> grabbing the student's attention with real-life examples.  When
> she first wrote me, she was using Big 6 in 2-5 grades.For
> example, she used it with second grade for a planet fact search
> in the library; they used the facts about planets in a fiction
> story. Later, she described a unit on farm animals with first
> grade, and of course, the lesson with Kindergarten. Contact
> Barbara at bjansen@tenet.edu (hope some of you will report on
> her session at AASL!)
> Diane Durbin says Big 6 skills are of value anytime you are in
> a situation where one needs to locate, evaluate and use
> information in order to solve a problem. She described both
> successes and less than successes with her teachers. She
> planned to make a handout on Big 6 for kids whose teachers do
> not embrace Big 6, and make a bookmark or pocket sized handout
> *(giving credit to Mike and Bob.) Her email address is
> dianed@TENET>EDU.
> Carolyn Haney mentions that Big 6 works well with flexible
> scheduling in her K-6 school. She works with teachers to use
> Big Six in their units, with the support of the school district.
> Contact her at Carolyn.Haney@uni.ed.
> Betty Hamilton, a high school librarian, cautions us to use the
> vocabulary that little ones will need and not change the
> wording too much.
> Connie Williams (cowilli@eis.calstate.edu) is working with a
> fourth grade teacher and making simplified posters. She said
> their elementary schools have had no librarians for years, so
> students have had little or no library training. She says the
> books mentioned above are great and "practically hold your hand
> throughout the process."
> Alice Yucht suggests an alternate framework developed by her
> 7th grade students: 4 steps-F L I P. . .she is working on a
> book for Linworth with this strategy. Write her at
> YUCHT@zodiac.rutgers.edu.
> And last week, Mike Eisenberg suggested the SUPER THREE for
> kindergarten (Beginning, Middle, End.)
> Thanks to everyone who responded. Let's keep in touch and share
> our successes!
> Karen Whetzel
> --
> Greetings from the HEART of the Shenandoah Valley!
> Karen Whetzel                Library Media Specialist
> Post Office Box 809          Ashby-Lee Elementary School (K-4)
> New Market, Virginia 22844   Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842
> 703-740-8589                 703-477-2926
>                 kwhetzel@pen.k12.va.us
> ------------------------------
> End of LM_NET Digest - 1 Nov 1994 - Special issue
> *************************************************

Linda Jewett, District Librarian          ljewett@eis.calstate.edu
Sacramento City Unified School District, IMC
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