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American Libraries - September/Oct 2014 Digital Supplement on School Libraries

"School Libraries transform learning"
American Libraries, the flagship magazine of the American Library Association, is published 6 times yearly, with occasional digital supplements, by the American Library Association. This month, the supplement has a School Library focus.



Bibliographies en français?

Comment rédiger une bibliographie/médiagraphie en français...
I used to tell my Immersion students to use the same method they used for their other English papers. My reasoning was that since they were unlikely to do any serious publishing in French, using a common method that they were accustomed to would be good reinforcement for their English work. Hunting around on-line, I found both MLA-like and APA-like guides exist. (I've referenced some below)

I tested some of the suggestions in the first two documents with Bibme, and the MLA style tab gives results that are very close (Students will need to translate the month names and such things as "print", etc) I suggest using some kind of tool to make the process painless - For example, allows students to easily create MLA (or APA) bibliographies, and then make the necessary adjustments for French terms.

Some guides I found:

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) - based on MLA

Collège François-Xavier-Garneau (CEGEP in Québec) - based on MLA

Université Laval -  APA (French adaptation)

Collège de Maisonneuve (based on APA - very extensive document!)


TeachBC - Show Racism the Red Card

Anti-racism resource
"The TeachBC website, created by the BC Teachers' Federation, enables BC teachers to share resources relevant to the K-12 BC curriculum. Teachers also have the opportunity to access educational research in BC and share their own research. Here is a sample of one of the many resources available: "Show Racism the Red Card". This list is growing and teachers are encouraged to add materials!


Six Alternatives to Book Reports

Not another book report!
There are many ways to change up the standard book report in order to get students talking about their reading selections. Gone are the pretty ribbons and glitter glue! John Spence offers some interesting options for students - interview the main character (or bad guy!), write a movie pitch, put two different book heroes together, imagine a roadtrip with your novel's characters, etc.