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  • Inquiry facilitates reading and comprehension of informational text 

    McCready, Barbara E. (2015-12)
    School libraries that serve as quiet study areas or book repositories are no longer serving learners in the K-12 school environment. Library learning commons provide a unique environment for students to create, play, ...
  • The role of the school library learning commons in the 21st century 

    McGuane, Colleen M. (2015-12)
    School libraries that serve as quiet study areas or book repositories are no longer serving learners in the K-12 school environment. Library learning commons provide a unique environment for students to create, play, ...
  • Identifying and promoting diversity awareness in YA fiction 

    Biart, Christina P. (2015-12)
    One concurrent trend in both library science and education is promoting diversity in literature. This review of literature attempts to define and clarify the meaning of diversity in the context of young adult (YA) ...
  • Summer reading setback 

    Bent, Emily K. (2015-12)
    Students experience reading setback as a result of the three-month summer vacation from reading instruction in school. The problem of summer reading setback affects students’ ability to enter school in the fall reading ...
  • Digital citizenship and today's online student 

    Dillinger, Annette (2015-12)
    Technology in today’s society is ever, changing and with the ability to have readily available Internet access, students have found ways to communicate instantly online. This communication has led to new risk-taking ...
  • Theatre for social change as a method to empower Mexican youth. 

    Gonzalez, Marcella A. Rodriquez (2015-12)
    Theatre has always been concerned with change: it seeks to transform individuals and communities. Practitioners around the world have been working to raise problems and generate questions about which type of changes ...
  • Deaf theatre: a new style 

    Fisher, Bronwyn E. (2015-12)
    Deaf Theatre as a style should be considered one of the many prominent movements within theatre history. A focus on theatre history is expanded to highlight elements within these movements, and compare them to Deaf ...
  • Learning commons versus makerspaces 

    Wight, Katherine M. (2015-08-06)
    In recent years, learning commons and makerspaces have become important topics for school libraries in an effort to better prepare students for the demands of the 21st century. This paper reviews the definitions of each ...
  • Close reading in elementary schools 

    Stout, Meredith R. (2015-08-06)
    As the Common Core State Standards mandate that students be capable of reading and analyzing complex texts, close reading has become a common instructional practice in middle school classrooms. Research shows that close ...
  • The digital divide and its effect on student learning 

    Smith, Tiesa M. (2015-07-30)
    The digital divide started when computers became available for personal use. The divide describes the gap between those who have access to technology and those who do not. This paper explores the reasons behind the digital ...
  • The influence of teacher and school librarian collaboration on reading 

    Schlueter, Laura (2015-08-06)
    Increasing reading proficiency across content areas and grade levels is a goal of school districts across the United States. The school librarian as a collaborator can influence reading proficiency across content areas and ...
  • School libraries as a resource for the LBGTQ student community 

    Rhea, Leah Reid (2015-08-06)
    The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) student community is exponentially becoming more visible within schools. The school library can be a welcoming and helpful place for LGBTQ students. ...
  • School librarians and special educators working together to improve student achievement 

    McDaniel, Kelly A. (2015-08-06)
    The research in this literature review will show how the school library impacts special education, how special education teachers and librarians work as a team to improve student achievement, and how a librarian supports ...
  • Social reading and the school library 

    Lutz, Jillian E. (2015-08-06)
    This literature review examines previously published literature that addresses the use of social reading by the school librarian as a tool to promote literacy. This literature review focuses on three types of social reading: ...
  • Promoting human development through play 

    Khaytin, Jane (2015-08-06)
    This review of literature was designed to show that play is an essential part of childhood and learning. Play is integral to human development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well ...
  • STEM implementation in the school library 

    Harris, Jeffrey B. (2015-07-22)
    Schools across the United States are placing an increased emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). School librarians, therefore, are working to discover ways of implementing STEM curricula in ...
  • Emotional literacy, learning, and the school library 

    Fry, Megan (2015-08-06)
    Many students in the education system lag behind in social and emotional development. Librarians, as teachers, can model behavior and implement programs in the library to cultivate and create students’ emotional literacy, ...
  • One-to-one technology in schools: researching the future 

    Ferguson, Elizabeth R. (2015-07-01)
    One-to-one technology programs that provide each student with a laptop computer or other Internet-capable device can be transformative to the climate and culture of a school. Inconsistent implementation processes contribute ...
  • Genrefication of the fiction collection in an elementary school library 

    Dunne, Katie (2015-07-17)
    This study reviews the literature pertaining to genrefication of the fiction collection of an elementary school library. Literature was reviewed regarding issues related to reading in elementary school; the advantages of ...
  • Maximizing the benefits of a flexible schedule in elementary school libraries 

    Deering, Kristin D. (2015-08-06)
    School librarians have many roles. Collaboration and working with teachers to design integrated lessons and units is one of them. However, when working from a fixed schedule in elementary school libraries, time presents a ...

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