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A public school educator since 1967, Janie has been both a classroom teacher and school librarian. Her primary areas of professional expertise include information literacy skills instruction, literature enrichment, technology integration and collaboration. Janie is actively involved in the Illinois School Library Media Association and the American Association of School Librarians.
Janie describes her favorite professional moments as the "a-ha!" moments she has with teachers when they are planning together or discovering new applications of technology to the curriculum-as well as the moments when she looks out at the rapt faces of her students when they are totally involved in a story she is sharing with them.
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Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
After listening to and discussing the story Score One for the Sloths, primary students research the sloth. Students use a variety of resources, including an information wheel graphic organizer.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
Students become familiar with STAR Search, which provides a set of steps and thinking processes for intermediate students to use in finding library resources relevant to a specific information need.