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    • Grade 4
    • Language Arts Grade 4 Innovations in Science Project
    St. Peter's Consolidated School
    St. Peter's, PE, C0A 2A0
    Telephone: 961-7275
    Fax: 961-7277

    Eileen Higginbotham, Teacher-Librarian (
    Isabel Lewis, Grade 4 Classroom Teacher (
    Cathy Meade, Grade 4 Classroom Teacher

    Implementation Plan

    Teacher's Role

    The classroom teacher helped develop and facilitate resource-based learning activities, as well as other supportive classroom activities. While the RBL project was taking place, the classroom teacher worked with the "Innovations In Science" unit on bridges. The teacher also assisted with evaluation.

    Teacher-Librarian's Role

    The teacher-librarian helped develop and facilitate RBL activities that achieved information literacy objectives. The teacher-librarian facilitated and evaluated the learning process with the classroom teacher.

    Schedule for Activities and Time Frame - Two weeks, one hour a day.

    Step 1

    Classroom teacher begins bridge science unit with the class. After working for about two weeks the teacher-librarian visits the class to help teacher explain the information process.

    Step 2

    Students come down to the library for an hour a day for ten days. The students work in groups on stations. During one week they worked on the same activities at the same time such as bridge challenge and "Three Billy Goats Gruff." During the other week students were free to choose their own stations and the order they did them in.

    Step 3

    After two weeks in the library the students returned to the class to continue their science unit. At the end of the unit the students did an independent bridge building challenge that required them to use all the information they had gathered and learned in the previous weeks. This activity was used to assess overall learning.

    Evaluation: Assessment of Students, Evaluation of Activity.

    Each station was evaluated by either the teacher-librarian or the classroom teacher. Cooperative group work was observed and credited. Students were evaluated using many methods: question & answer, puzzles, drawings, plays, building, media and technology.

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