A Bird in the Bush: Pathfinders as a Tool for the Development of MultiliteraciesLibrary 2.0 International Conference (2011)
At Caldwell Community College, Developmental Reading students are introduced to literacy concepts through the means of a popular literary novel, such as Kathryn Stockett’s The Help. The library (learning resource center) works with the developmental reading program by preparing research topics for the novel as well as an associated “Pathfinder.” The Pathfinder serves to:
- Provide sources for the student research topics in multiple formats;
- Teach students information literacy precepts, such as: where to find, how to find, how to evaluate.
- Lead the student to sources which will assist with digital production products and/or the use of Web 2.0 tools, such as wikis.
Accordingly, this session will demonstrate:
- the Pathfinder (including sources of varying formats) created for The Help;
- the instruction provided in association with the Pathfinder;
- the digital stories created by students in association with the reading of The Help and the use of the associated Pathfinder; and
- the student wiki which makes reference to Pathfinder sources and/or the research process.
- community colleges
Publication DateOctober, 2011
Citation InformationRenee' C. Lyons. "A Bird in the Bush: Pathfinders as a Tool for the Development of Multiliteracies" Library 2.0 International Conference (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/renee-lyons/43/